3 vital keys to overcoming life’s challenges that are right in front of you.
A year of challenging times at a glance
So last week was my birthday. I’m not sure if many of you do this but I like to take that day to really reflect on my past year of life. I’m such a weirdo. I don’t do big parties and I don’t tell anyone
on social media until the day after so that I can spend my actual birthday without any distractions. I usually travel alone and just explore and write a lot. It’s a very important day for me.
But for me when I started to really look back, I realized this particular previous year was a rough one for me. Tons of ups and downs and a lot of challenging times. I experienced A lot of times where I found out what I was really made of. Have any of you ever had a year like this with a lot of difficulties? I’m sure many of you can relate one way or another. It is simply life being perfectly imperfect. But as hard as it was at times, I look back and I love every second of it. Not because it was fun but because I noticed a lot of things more clearly versus other years when my life was calmer and charted a clearer course.
Lean on Close Friends in Difficult Times
I would say what I noticed this last year was how amazing my friends really were thru all of these life challenges. I learned How important it is to lean on them and also at the same time how difficult that can be sometimes for a strong-willed person like me. My friends really showed me the truest of loves this year. Unwavering, patient, fun, unconditional, and unjudgemental love.
(You know who you all are and I love you all beyond words)
SHOP THE DRESS
A strong sense of self can help in challenging times
I noticed was how strong my inner self-awareness needed to be as these tidal waves of life came at me. I was pushed and pulled in a million different directions this year. I really had to withstand negativity and just hold on tight to positive thinking and my deep belief in life and love thru these difficult challenges. Trust me I fell flat on my face a few times on this particular challenge, Probably more than id like to admit. But in the end, looking back I am so happy I stood back up every time. Because That is where the real long-lasting growth is. When we can face a challenge head-on and keep going forward with a positive outlook no matter what.
We are more resilient than we think in tough times.
I realized was how insanely resilient and strong we as humans are. I can remember earlier this year after a huge life challenge feeling like it would be impossible to feel happy again and now I sit here writing this post currently elated with joy and happy as hell. This year I rediscovered that strength in me I had lost for a while. It reminded me yet again how life ebbs and flows like an ocean. Some years things are on cruise control and other years you feel like your gonna drown. That’s the most beautiful yet frustrating part of life to me.
SHOP THE HAIR
"The past does not equal the future".
SHOP THE SKIN
But with all this being said…
I wouldn’t change a thing about my year. I mean that with all my heart. I’m stronger and more in love with life now than I think I ever was before. Isn’t life ironic and at the same time so perfectly imperfect?
This was a post about how to overcome life’s challenges.