Nov 2, 2018

Catching up

It has been an incredibly long time since I have written a post. And to be honest I am not sure I can really pinpoint why. I enjoy writing. I enjoy sharing the things that I learn through my everyday experiences.
Here I am, back at it again. It now seems like it has been so long that I am not sure where I even try to start. Do I go back to where I left off and try to fill in the last 631 days? No, probably not.
Let’s start with today. *cue the monologue*  
I looked back at my most recent blog post and, as I did, I realized what I needed. And what did I need? To read exactly what I had written 1 year and 8 months ago.
Oh, the joys of finding yourself in a similar head space years later. Let me clarify- life is great! However, there are pieces and many moving parts in my life right now that aren’t something I would classify as “great”.
I’ve been here before. I have gotten through it before. I should have ALL the answers right now. I don’t. Each new life experience comes with a new set of nuances. Which means new skills are required to overcome and tackle the experience. We can and should still use our past experiences and learnings to aid our efforts.
Recently, I let myself get down and I forgot my own strength. Last night, I had a friend remind me that I wasn’t giving myself enough credit. WHY do we put ourselves down? Why is it so easy to forget all the good that we are and that we have?
So, my real question? What do I do now?
Recognize the lies you are telling yourself.
Cut it out.
Write down your strengths. (This can be difficult. Stick with it.)
Write down all the good things you are blessed to have. (This can be experiences, relationships, or tangible things.)
Continually reflect back on the good things.
Help others through this process. We all go through it at some point in life.
Repeat as necessary.
We determine our attitudes. We are responsible for getting ourselves out of the negative head spaces we find ourselves in. We are strong enough to do it!

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