Sometimes things can feel pretty S#!t.
You are trying to make progress and it feels like when you take 2 steps forward, you slide 3 steps back.
Its frustrating……….. God it is frustrating!
I always have a choice in how I respond to the frustration. I can let it take hold of me and consume me. Or I can stand up to it with my back straight ready to greet the next challenge and choose how I respond.
I may feel like crying in a ball on the floor, or stomping my feet in frustration or screaming at the top of my lungs ………….. AAaarrrggggghhhh.
Instead I choose how I want to show up to this feeling and these emotions.
I acknowledge that I feel pretty s#!t, I greet the feeling with curiosity and be kind to myself and others. Reminding myself that its ok to feel this, Im human, I’m ok, and I have a choice.
I draw on that self kindness to do only what is needed of me today, I know that I am tired physically and emotionally, I know that means I am sensitive and while you may not see it, I feel it.
I let my self lean into the feeling and I see it as it is – a feeling, and I check in with me. Take a Deep Breath and sit in silence, listening to my breath, feeling my feet on the floor and observing what bubbles up.
I know my mind, we’ve been together all of my life. I know how and what it thinks when I am tired and there are challenges before me.
I take a deep breath, I take another and another and I choose how I will respond to this feeling. I choose not to hold on to it and feed it with the fuel it loves of self loathing, negative thoughts.
Im ready for it! I catch it out...… Is this true? STOP! It's OK.
I take a moment to notice the things I am grateful I know that l am HUMAN and I am OK.
In the words of Brene Brown – Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart.
Wishing you Wellbeing