I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Yes, it is an uncertain time and there are things that we won’t be able to control – but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be an opportunity.
For 7 weeks I am going to send you a daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.”― Robert Brault
Tip # 8: Be OK with how things are and how YOU are
This is an unusual time. It is vital that you are gentle with yourself and don’t compound the pressures that it brings by piling the weight of everything you think you SHOULD be doing and feeling onto your shoulders as well.
Don’t mistake the tips we are giving you about productivity and positivity as a message that you are somehow failing or getting it wrong on days where you are frustrated, lost or slow. There will be days like that and the best thing you can do is be ok about them. We only make a hard day worse by being frustrated about it.
Our tips are here to offer you some simple steps to take that will help you find your way back to a brighter mood and movement towards your goals. They are not there to beat yourself with. If you’re feeling amazing today – YAY! Celebrate that. If you are not, the first step out of the dark is to notice it is dark, then take a step towards a light switch.
Even though it’s a Monday, you might not be motivated. Be ok with that. What small, tiny, easy thing can you do to feel a sense of purpose today? Can you answer honestly when someone asks you how you are and reach out for support? Can you just be ok with it and tell yourself that you are enough, exactly as you are today.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion–our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy–of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection -we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.