Today I just wanted to share a quick, meaningful post with you all. Since the weekend I’ve been feeling “off” and my usual pep in my step has somehow dissapeared. I could blame it on a few things, such as a busy schedule, trying to balance time with Casey and time for myself or the fact that I’m not sure how I’m going to successfully juggle the million things that need to be done this month. For some reason, I’ve had bouts of insecurities creep up, along with the usual duo of doubt and fear. Now, deep down I know that these feelings start up whenever I’m in certain situations, and clearly that’s a personal problem I’m still working on fully overcoming, but since I already know where they stem from, I’m trying my hardest to acknowledge these thoughts and MOVE ON.
Thankfully I’ve been reading a great book, which the timing is perfect on, because it is helping me tremendously. The book is “You are a BADASS. How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero. It’s definitely opened my eyes to my old, detrimental thought patterns and behaviours, and is allowing me to actively focus on creating a better reality for myself. Of course, it’s going to take time to completely ditch the old ego and ways of thinking, but I honestly would be a twin to Eeyore right now if I didn’t have this book to tell me to stop being a baby and create my own circumstances, instead of wallowing in them. Seriously, go to Amazon and get this book, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
What I wanted to get across is that it’s ok to have down days, just don’t stay there. Even though I look on the brighter side of things 99% of the time, I still have days where I feel like staying in my pj’s all day and hiding from the world. We’re all human, we’re allowed to have feelings and stumble a bit in life, but please don’t stop there. I can’t even count how many times I’ve hit roadblocks in life, and if I stopped and gave up at each one I would be living a pretty sad, crummy life.
So, as part of my “healing and overcoming” I’m going to share 3 things I’m grateful for right now and I encourage you to do the same, no matter your mood. Try to be specific, the more detail you go into, the better.
I’m grateful for…
- A roof over my head. Given the situation, I’m lucky to have parents who live here and who had extra space for Casey and I.
- Casey’s health and happiness. I’m forever grateful to have a boy who is healthy and so full of life.
- Friends who genuinely care about me. It’s the best feeling knowing that I have a group of people I can go to about anything, without judgement.