Stay Thankful This Holiday Season

When tough times come your way, staying positive can be a big challenge. There are few things more stressful than getting a phone call and finding out that a loved one has been arrested. Do you know what steps to take? It’s tricky, to be sure, and the fact that the legal system is so complex and confusing doesn’t help. Fortunately, if you take it all one step at a time, you’ll find that it’s not quite as overwhelming as it seemed at first.

But what is step one, you ask? That’s a good question. Our advice is to give us a call. At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we’ll work quickly to get your loved one out of jail fast. For many people, the biggest desire is to get their loved one released from jail so they can start planning out the next steps. We make that easy. From there, you can start to tackle the other things one at a time.

It can all feel really overwhelming, and many people will find that it’s easy to focus only on the bad things. At this time of year, however, with the holidays in full swing, it can become common lose a bit of the thankfulness that you might be feeling otherwise. Getting into the holiday spirit becomes a challenge. Not to worry though, because in today’s post we’ll be highlighting a couple of the things you can do to stay thankful even in the face of life’s big difficulties. Keep reading to learn more.

3 Tips for Staying Thankful

Think About What You Do Have

It can be incredibly tempting to focus solely on what’s going wrong at times like this, but why not flip that thought on its head? Rather than thinking about what’s going poorly, think about what is going right. Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food in the fridge? These are the basic necessities of life, and if you have them, well then you have something to be thankful for.

We certainly don’t mean to downplay the pain and frustration that you’re feeling when you find out that a loved one has been arrested and might have some legal trouble down the line. Instead, we simply believe that it’s important to remember that there are some things you can control and some you cannot. When you re-adjust your focus to be on the things you do have that you are genuinely thankful for it can help to make a tough situation just a little bit easier. We’re not saying that this will solve the problem, but it can help to put things into perspective.

Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

Theodore Roosevelt — the 26th President of the United States — is known for offering up a number of incredible quotes. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The one we’re focusing on right now though? “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Isn’t this the truth? All too often, it can be easy to think about how the neighbors have it so much better than you do. They bought a new car. He has a great job. She is a wonderful chef. Their son or daughter hasn’t been arrested. The reality is that this type of thinking isn’t helpful. Instead, make it a point to think about what you do have. Comparing yourself to others is a great way to be frustrated. Unfortunately, rather than simply comparing ourselves to one person, we compare ourselves to everyone. In this day and age, it’s easy to see that other people are taking vacations, purchasing huge televisions, and generally enjoying life. The truth is that these people also have frustrations; the thing to keep in mind is that they’re only posting the best parts of their lives online. Stop comparing and you’ll find that it’s easier to get things done with a grateful attitude.

(Perhaps another couple of Roosevelt quotes that might help you out during this time: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” and “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”)

Take Care of Yourself

Perhaps the most important tip in this post is that you should remember to make some time to take care of yourself. We can already hear the response — “I’ll take care of myself after I’ve taken care of the things that need to be taken care of.” Hear us out here, friend: the thing that needs to be taken care of is you. If you spend the time taking care of yourself, even in small ways, you’ll find that you are much better equipped to take care of others as well.

As we mentioned above, it doesn’t have to be huge (unless you want it to be). It could be as simple as making your favorite meal, buying some flowers to put on the dining table, or turning on a comforting movie. You could also call a friend for comfort, do a little bit of shopping, or even plan a road trip. At the end of the day, the way you take care of yourself is entirely up to you, but make certain that you take the time to do it. It might seem like a waste of time when you have pressing matters to attend to, but mental health is incredibly important and giving yourself a break means that you’ll better be able to take care of your loved ones.

Get Help From Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds

When it comes right down to it, the biggest thing to remember is that the team at WGOBB is here for you when you need help the most. You may have seen it elsewhere on our website, but it bears repeating: we treat our clients like family. In other words, no matter the time of day or night, no matter the situation, we’re here to lend a helping hand.

With expertise on your side, you can get the help you need at a price that’s fair when you choose Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds. With no collateral needed on most bonds as well as zero interest and flexible payment plans, you can be sure that we have options that will work best for you. Contact us today to work a team that truly cares.