I originally posted this on my beauty blog, but I thought it made perfect sense on this blog as well. If you have read my previous posts, you might have learnt that I have not had a great time this year. To make matters worse, the last week, I developed shingles around my eye area, which is the worst area to get it. I am feeling better now, but I thought I would share some thoughts that have helped me get through some struggles in my life.
Believe me, I don’t know if I am the best person to come for advice. However, sometimes, it just takes a nugget of a thought to change a person’s mindset. Here are some little “nuggets” that have uplifted me a little even when the stars weren’t shining that brightly and, don’t worry, it is not “be positive” (which is the phrase that most depressed people hate to hear). I thought I would just share them, not that it might change anything, but hoping like me, it might just shift your thinking a little during a tough time.
This is Not Your Journey
No one wants to hear this. Everyone has a journey that they envision themselves in and when it doesn’t happen the world seems to come tumbling down. Next, the “Why Me?” and “What did I do to deserve this?” statements start rolling into your brain. This year, I have been full of these questions. However, this statement, “This is Not Your Journey,” from a fellow colleague has really helped me silence this inner dialogue. No one knows what your journey will be like. It might be painful, but it also might be way more amazing than you ever imagined. Plus, only when this “Why Me?” journey ends, will it allow you to be open to the multitude of possibilities the world can offer you. Don’t let this one journey you imagined bog you down. There might be dreams that are waiting for you out there that you never even imagined.
Life is Precious
Please don’t vomit. Gosh, I want to vomit. Even though it sounds cheesy, gratitude will often help me get through a rough day. Of course, not all the time. I mean, gosh, that would be unattainable. Plus, you would be unable to do anything if you had to thank every piece of grass you walk pass. However, I remember walking outside after having a big cry, and thinking how nice it was having the wind blow across my face. How nice that it wasn’t so sunny or I would curse myself for not wearing sunscreen. Then, just laughing at the absurdity that I still cared about anti-aging at times like this. There are many things in the world that are worth living for and the only thing for certain is that you have right now to live it. No one can guarantee what will happen in the future.
I want thank anyone who read this and I would love to hear any advice you have about getting through tough times.