Hiya, thanks for swinging by. Last weekend was a bit rough. I know Instagram has a way of portraying or better yet, highlighting certain things that may almost seem picture perfect and well that’s exactly it. They’re staged perfectly for the picture but the behind the scenes is a little bit more complex than that.
I try to be as transparent as I can be but there’s some things that just take time. This happens to be one of them. I’m choosing not to disclose because I don’t want to give the wrong advice. I don’t feel healed from this yet nor to I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve had that life changing learning lesson. I feel so naive and it’s just taking a while to process it all.
Given that I do have a toddler, and heck a life that doesn’t stop for my feelings, I’ve tried coping the best say I could. Here’s things I’ve done within the last few days that have put me in a better head-space and mood.
- Write and tell yourself 3 things that make you feel worth. Mine have been: I am strong, I am enough, I will persevere.
- Therapy. My friend Brandi used to say that when she went to therapy it was like getting a tune up. I honestly couldn’t of said it better myself. Therapy makes me feel heard, re-grounded and focused.
- Music. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a melody. Whether you think you’re not ready to jam out, just try it. Play some Sia, Katy Perry or Ariana Grande and let loose.
- Meditation. Head-space is such a great app that really focuses on calming you down and relaxing. You can do this before bed or in the morning and it’s a game changer.
- Podcast. Play any episode from the Rise Podcast from Rachel Hollis and I promise you’ll feel empowered.
I’ve said it once guys and I will say it again, life is hard ya’ll and it seems harder when you feel so helpless and emotional and even though it’s ok to feel all those not so good feelings it’s important to learn how to cope with them. Especially the mama’s out there that may have little ones roaming around wondering why you can’t seem to stop crying. Trust me, I feel you. And know you’re not alone.
Even though these moments may seem permanent and I keep envisioning in my head they are, they’re not. Time truly is the best healer and such a wonderful friend. You can do this friend, you will persevere.
Till the next post!