Do you know the feeling?
Working in a corporate company from 8 to 5, Monday to Friday.
Spending countless hours stuck in traffic.
Returning home, dropping your bags on the couch, and sprinting to the kitchen to prepare dinner.
Washing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen afterwards.
Fixing lunch for the next day.
Taking an express shower before crashing out.
Same boring routine every single day.
Weekends are no different! You’ve gotta feed the hubs and kids (or just yourself), do the laundry and ironing, and clean your apartment/house.
And then, there are those days when on top of all that, you either get your menses or your chronic illness shows its ugly head again… or both simultaneously.
Why is life so hard?
Why is there so much stress and pressure every day?
Why can’t you have a liiittle time for yourself?
You love spending quality time with your loved ones, but often … your schedule’s just too jam-packed to cram in any other thing.
And at times, this leads to your marriage/friendships going through troubled waters.
This makes you wonder: “How can I possibly find the strength to keep going in this crazy world? 🤔”
Want to know how to keep going when life brings you to your knees? And how to find courage in the midst of circumstances you can’t control?
Great! Let’s dive in!
Every Bit of Your Frustration Boils Down to This 👇.
Most of the things that happens in your life is completely beyond your control. And at times, this can leave a bitter taste in your mouth, right?
Fortunately, all isn’t doom and gloom!
You have two choices here. You can either allow this fact to depress you or let it fire you up.
I’m guessing you chose the 2nd option 😉
There’s one thing over which you have just a smidgen of control. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, you’re right! That’s your very own self and how you choose to direct your thoughts, words, and actions.
Now, let me share with you 5 enchanting ways for a complete mind shift.
Enchanting Way Number 1: Keep Going! It’s Time to turn These Nasty Vibes into Positivity 😎
In every situation that unfolds before you, you have the power to be optimistic and see the bright side of things or you can decide to focus on the negative side of it.
It’s completely up to you…
When you kick away your positivity, it’s quite hard to muster your courage and keep going. But here’s the deal:
To find the key that unlocks real happiness, you have to be willing to see the best in every given moment and close your eyes to whatever problem you’re facing.
For example: You spent a whole year being Paleo only to realize later on that one of your drugs contain both gluten and dairy. In this given situation, you can either throw in the towel or learn from it and decide that from now on, you’ll make it a must to always check the ingredient list.
Once you approach any problem in this way, with time, it will become a habit. And you’ll see how easier it’ll be for you to make decisions and keep moving forward.
Enchanting Way Number 2: Learn to Embrace this Ephemeral Life 🤸♀️.
Nothing physical lasts forever.
This is an inescapable fact.
Every single thing in this world, be it you and me, and every person that we love and cherish, will one day disappear.
Stop and ponder over this reality for a second.
Is there anything you can do about it?
Well, actually, there is one thing. You can either let this get the best of you or you can decide to rise and shine.
So, as long as you’re gonna be here, why not:
- get fired up to love the people in your life,
- take care of yourself mentally and physically, and
- embrace your health every day, no matter how good or bad it is?
There’s no time to waste!
Let me give you an example: Every day a lot of time goes into traveling to and back from work. You can choose to rant about it by saying, “Phewww! I lose SO much time in the traffic!” or you can see the positive side by telling yourself, “Why don’t I listen to inspirational talks and audio books during the countless hours that I spend in traffic jams?”
Notice the choice of words as well?
Enchanting Way Number 3: Everything Happens for a Reason, Known or Unknown 😌.
Yeah, yeah… I know what you may be thinking.
“This sounds so cliché.”
But, seriously, once you engrave this in your mind, it actually does wonders!
Something unpleasant happened in your life? Try training yourself to shift your mindset. Analyze the situation. Is there any the hidden wisdom behind that problem?
Here’s an example: Your allergy tests results came in today. It’s definitive. You’ve gotta go the AIP route. There’s no other solution. It’s utterly natural to feel dis-empowered and think, “I’m already SO stressed out with work and now THIS?? Having to deprive myself even more? As if being gluten-free and dairy-free wasn’t enough. Pff! 🙄”
But what’s vital here is that you don’t let this pessimist thought linger for more than a few minutes.
5 minutes, no more.
And then ‘bye-bye!’
Once you’ve recovered from this mini shock, allow it to make you stronger and smarter.
When you catch yourself saying these words, spin them around 360°.
Tell yourself, “This is not what I expected BUT I’m a strong woman. I can do this! And who knows? Maybe cutting out a few more foods will make me look healthier and prettier. Plus, I’ll enjoy being more focused and productive! 🥳”
Make this simple change in how you process everyday events and observe the difference in how you feel.
Enchanting Way Number 4: You Can’t Escape from Pain but You Can Choose Not to Suffer.
“Let’s face it: I’m gonna be in constant angst and pain for as long as I live, and I can’t do anything about it. It’s just how I was born… 🤷♀️”
Do you find yourself guilty of these words?
Don’t worry, I’ve been there too…
I used to allow my migraines to define who I was as a person.
I’d vent all my frustration on those around me.
But no more!
When you feed your mind and soul with these kinds of words, you’re in fact accepting defeat.
You tell yourself that you’ll be in permanent pain.
Well, guess what?
You truly will be in pain forever.
Your pain will last if you’re determined to fight it or if you go into a mental drama by repeating on and on that you’re a victim.
Train yourself to feel every bit of pain, to feel the tightness in your chest, the butterflies in your stomach or the dryness in your throat. But do this without dramatizing the whole thing.
So, the moment you start thinking, “Why me?”, just allow yourself to experience the pain positively. Once you do that, that colossal pain is literally just gonna poof away.
You know why?
It’s simply because you decided to dis-empower your current situation.
Never forget that absolutely nothing has meaning besides the meaning that you decide to give it.
Next time you feel like banging your head against the wall, why not give this a try and see for yourself?
Enchanting Way Number 5: Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Women.
“Why can she enjoy a whole pizza covered with cheese and still look like a fashion model? How come gluten and dairy don’t have affect her? Really unfair… 😔”
‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’
Have you noticed how much truth there is in this beautiful saying?
Whenever you catch yourself being envious of others’ life, do this little exercise: Observe how you feel deep down.
You’ll see that you’re only making things worse. You’ll feel empty, desperate, hopeless, and frustrated.
Make it a rule to stop constantly peeping to the right and to the left. Focus on your life. Put blinders on and keep going. You’ve got this, girl!
Lost Your Spirit and Feel Utterly Powerless? Here are 4 Key Habits to Help you Keep Going 🤸♀️.
The good news?
These gems won’t cost you anything and can be done from the comfort of your home.
Plus, they’ll effortlessly help improve your general mindset and mood.
Awesome, isn’t it?
Key Habit Number 1: Unplug from Your Daily Routine 🔌.
Think about this: “When was the last time that I allowed myself to press on the ‘pause’ button in my life?”
We live in such a crazy, hectic world that often, we get totally caught up with our duties that we don’t take the time to stop at all.
We convince ourselves that we don’t have the time for self-care.
We’re stuck in this go-go-go mentality.
We don’t give ourselves the permission to take a break because time is such a precious commodity.
Here’s my advice to you: Take a break of 5 to 10 minutes every day to reflect on yourself and your life in general. Close your eyes, calmly breathe in and out, listen to the sounds around you, and relax.
This simple exercise is the ultimate technology for creating peace from the inside out. It will make you learn how to re-connect with the strong and unique parts of yourself.
Take a deep look at what’s happening in your life right now but don’t allow yourself to get swept away.
Sooo, ready for a little homework? 😉
Make it a non-optional deal to unplug from this world 5 to 10 minutes a day. Repeat this for the next seven days. Then, carefully observe what kind of impact this has on you.
Key Habit Number 2: Do the Basics ⏳.
Embrace each day at a time.
Do what has to be done today. Stop trying to figure out what needs to be accomplished next week or next month. Focus on this current moment.
Proceeding like this will make life so much easier for you.
And remember, when you are really not in the mood to do a particular thing, force yourself to do it anyway. After some time, it’ll become natural.
Key Habit Number 3: Live in the Moment ▶️.
At times, you may feel like you can’t keep going anymore. It’s just too hard…
But then, you’ve got to ask yourself:
Are you lost in the past?
Busy beating yourself up for the mistakes you made?
Or maybe, pondering excessively about what the future has in store for you?
Wanna hear the truth?
The past and the future are mere concepts of your mind. They don’t really exist. However, the current moment of now does!
The trick to getting back on your feet?
Become a pro at living in the present.
Prove to yourself that you can handle anything that life throws at you in the present moment.
Give it your undivided attention and focus.
Lock away any drama filled thoughts and brace yourself for what’s happening right now.
Key Habit Number 4: Keep going with The ‘10-Years from Now’ Question 💭.
Life gets pretty messed up at times.
We can all agree on that.
But seriously, are you just gonna throw in the towel and allow yourself to get overwhelmed?
Don’t you wanna Kung-Fu fight it?
When things get hard and anxiety starts settling in, keep going until you push through. Obstacles shouldn’t make you quit and sit on the beach, feeling sorry for yourself. On the contrary, they should get you all pumped up!
My question to you: In 10 years, will you regret accepting defeat and just walking away from a healthy lifestyle?
Whatever question you ask yourself, don’t forget to:
- connect to your soul,
- tap into that little heart of yours, and
- pay close attention to what your inner self is trying to communicate to you.
Well, that’s pretty much all I wanted to share with you in this article.
Now, I know that all these ways and habits take a certain amount of time, discipline, and vigilance. But I’ve gotta tell you this:
Commit your whole self to each of them. I promise you that if you do, your life will get better and better. You’re gonna have more time and energy to keep going and live your life to the fullest of your potential 🎉.
Take home message:
If you don’t wanna slip right back in the same ol’ funk that you’re in right now, push yourself to make conscious choices. Every. Single. Day. For as long as you live.