Do you believe in you?
Sometimes when the heavy is closing in on me, I have to look myself straight in the eyes and give myself a little prep talk. We’re human after all – we’re wired to act and think out of fear. We’re biologically pre-dispositioned to calculate risk and danger above all else.
I started thinking about this and it really got under my skin. I don’t want to live in fear. I don’t want to constantly be on guard.
Changing the core of how we think and how we perceive things isn’t easy….
?You have to commit to wanting a change so badly that you’re willing to put in the hard work and not get distracted by bright shiny things
?You have to be intentional about how you think and process information, how you speak to yourself, and how you allow others to project onto you
?You have to start to view what you’re afraid of in a way you never have before…when you’re approaching a situation that you’d normal hold fear around, you have to ask yourself – what’s the worst that can happen and how will I be better for it?
Okay, now want to hear my prep talk to myself in times of doubt?
Life might seem pretty shitty right now. The dark might be dampening all the light in your soul and I know that sucks big time, but you’ve been here before. You’re no stranger to the soul work that takes place in your hardest moments – this isn’t the first time it’s happened and it’s not the last.
You are so strong. You’ve overcome more than anyone ever thought possible, and you’re still standing. And since you’re still standing, you’re alive, and being alive is a beautiful experience. Don’t close your eyes, your heart, and your soul and miss out on that.
It may seem like nothing is in your control – like the sand is sifting through your fingers and you can’t hold on to a single grain of it. Relax. Take a deep breath. You know you are the only master of your life right? Everything that happens in life is a direct result of you – and you’re pretty amazing.
Stop focusing on what you can’t do, or you don’t feel capable of. Let someone else throw a pity party for themselves (and throw that invite in the trash) because you’ve got work to do. You’ve gotta come up with a plan that’ll get you out of this funk and into happiness again. Go spend time with the humans you love, the ones who make you feel joy and happiness. Go learn something new and reignite that creative part of you that’s been locked up for so long. Go do something, because no one else can do it for you.
And, hey Crissy, keep your chin up. You’ll make it. I know you will. I believe in you.