In these series, I share a quick dose of wisdom in the hopes of inspiring and motivating you in your journey to achieving your goals and creating a life that you love. This is an excerpt from the weekly Love Letters I send to my mailing list, so make sure to subscribe if you want to receive the full letter in your inbox!
The last 2 days have been a bit heavy. The week started off strong, but that dwindled yesterday when we got some not-so-great news about my Dad’s health.
Since then, I’m not going to lie, it’s been hard staying positive. Shifting my mindset towards more positive and empowering thoughts hasn’t been as easy.
I found myself crying on the yoga mat today during my workout, which is something that I did consistently when I was going through a rough patch.
And then the thoughts spiral, from one to the other. Thinking about the situation and all the possible avenues and scenarios. Thinking about my career and what will happen next. Thinking about my business and what the f*ck I’m actually doing.
It’s like a domino effect. One big challenge and it’s like all the pieces on the board fall at the same time.
So what do you do when you feel lost? Especially if you’ve been feeling lost for a while?
The first step is always allowing yourself to feel and constantly checking in with your heart: How do I feel right now? What specific emotions can I pinpoint? How am I experiencing those emotions in my body?
And then the next step: What do I need right now?
I know that it can feel like a charged question, especially when you feel like A) You don’t always know what your needs are and B) Your needs haven’t been met in the past and C) You’re not sure what will help in the moment.
It takes constant practice to learn a new pattern of coping and responding to challenging situations.
But I don’t want you to give up. I’m not giving up. And I don’t want you to either. Just figure out the next step. The next little thing that you’re going to do. And we have to trust that God…the Universe…or whatever you believe in…has our back and everything happens for a reason.