Day 2, Lesson 15:
2016 was the year I spent in the operating room doing surgeries after midnight, figuratively speaking! This year I finished binge watching Grey’s Anatomy (yes all 12 seasons and finally caught up just in time for season 13)…and LOVED it! So if you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan you know that Meredith overthinks the simplest things…from the start of her love life with Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd (May he rest in peace) to her friendships and down to her surgeries in the operating room. If it requires a thought…Meredith is going to overthink it! Luckily while she’s thinking the writers always drop a relateable quote for viewers to absorb.
At the end of episode 22 of season 2 Meredith leaves us with this thought:
“Life is not a spectator sport. Win, lose or draw, the game is in progress, whether we want it to be, or not. So, go ahead, argue with the refs, change the rules… cheat a little, take a break… and tend to your wounds. But play. Play. Play hard. Play fast. Play loose and free. Play as if there’s no tomorrow…” -Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy, Season 2 Episode 22)
Do you ever wake up moving in slow motion and still pondering on the things that didn’t go right? Be honest–because I know I do. I’m naturally an overthinker even when I try not to be. According to my friends I overthink relationships, conversations, work and several other things that come my way. Which is why I love Meredith…we’re like soul sisters.
Throughout this year I had to remind myself that every situation doesn’t require a second thought…sometimes you just have to make a move and trust in the process.
A few notes I wrote in my journal to remind myself to quit overthinking:
- Every moment doesn’t need a definition…
- Every relationship/friendship isn’t meant to last… (Which is my favorite lesson that slaps me in the face every year…)
- Making moves based on anxiety…will leave you stuck forever!
Simply put–when life knocks you down…get back up and play as if there’s no tomorrow. Wake up striving to live your best life…without the extra thought!