So many times in my journey to mental wellness, have my steps faltered. Or seemed to be stuck in place. Times when I wanted to give up because I felt there was no progress. Times when my emotions became so overwhelming, I didn’t see a way out.
It’s the most frustrating part of my walk. Really getting a full hold and control of my emotions. It’s a process that requires much discipline, patience and a positive, loving attitude toward yourself. Staying focused on the reward ahead.
Truth be told, no one can ever truly love you, the way you could love yourself. Learning to love yourself, is so much harder than loving someone else.
Which is why it’s so easy to lose focus on yourself and begin to focus more on others. Losing sight of what is really important. YOU! I never really understood what a gift it is to have true confidence from within. To fully understand and love yourself is very empowering.
Getting to fully know and love you, only helps you see the full value and worth within yourself. You are able to love others in a much different way when you are confident with who you are.
Aspire to Inspire
Even in these times when my walk gets hard, I continue to aspire to inspire. I know that there are so many others out there who go through the same struggles that I also go through.
I have learned that in the times when I am feeling that my emotions are getting the best of me, that separating myself and having positive self talk really helps in calming me down. Taking the time to see the good things about myself. The characteristics that make me unique.
Going on a walk early in the morning and listening to motivational speakers or listening to a good audible book helps to put my mind and body on reset.
I never realized how important it is for me to have alone time when I am not feeling myself. Just taking that “me” time and allowing positive self talk helps to remind me of why I am special and unique.
Sitting down and writing becomes my release. I allow my emotions to be poured out through my writing. I use my emotions to inspire me and put my thoughts on paper as a creative outlet.
It’s important to find something that your passionate about and pour yourself into it when your feeling overwhelmed. Just as I have been inspired by many different stories shared by many different people in my life, I now aspire to inspire the same.
Not only to inspire others but myself. In sharing my story, I find healing. Which only inspires me to be better everyday. To reach new heights because everyday I have a choice to make my life something better and different than the day before.
I find hope everyday in the joy and successes of others. Seeing so many people inspired by their own journey’s and experiences fills me with hope for my own success. Knowing that I uniquely walk my own journey to reach my personal Mental Cloud Nine. To find my purpose on a path that no on else can walk but myself.