Choose to Be Strong In Spite of Your Struggles
If you don't leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.
It is your choice right now, right this minute. Whether you realize it or not, You are choosing right now. Are you choosing to complain and be stuck in the past? Are you choosing to act like a victim, to feel insecure about your body, to blame others for your problems? Are you choosing to be angry, or ignore what your intuition is telling you? Are you choosing to give up?
A simple shift in perception, a simple change in one thought is all it takes to START to make a different life. You choose, one moment at a time and one thought at a time. Sometimes, you will choose to be stuck in the past, but you have the next moment to choose differently. Choose to let go of that ****, choose to be present, to take care of your self and practice self love. Choose to be positive instead of negative. You are valuable and you can choose to see the value in others. There are so many possibilities that every new day brings...choose to see the possibilities instead of the obstacles. Choose to find meaning in every day and choose to prove that you are strong in spite of your struggles because the world needs your light.
I believe that getting dressed in the morning, doing your hair, putting on some lipstick and holding your head up in spite of what might be happening is a good start to having a great day. Taking those small steps to practice self care is important. That's one of the reasons that I love fashion. The creativity involved with putting an outfit together and getting dressed is a form of self care and self expression...developing a personal style that suits only you.
I think that women, especially, have been trained to be demure, to hold back and not speak up when we have an idea. I see all of that changing somewhat in the millennial generation, and I'm certainly not suggesting that the most important thing is how we look, but we all feel more confident when we look our best...whatever that may be. Confidence can give you the power to conquer your struggles and choose to change your life for the better.
I just ordered two of this Gilttery Nude Dior Addict Lipstick! I think it will be the perfect color for summer days and it feels so good on my lips!
I never want to appear as if I have the perfect life. There are days, when I struggle to choose anything other than feeling sorry for myself. I struggle with my marriage, my self confidence and those voices in my head won't shut up some days. I do know however, that it only takes one thought...a shift in perception, to make me feel just a little bit better. I also know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I feel better when I get dressed and present my best self to the world. I am blessed beyond measure as so many of us are, but there are still days when the struggle is very real. It's choosing to look at the positive that helps. Hold a vision of what you want so strongly that you can actually see it in your mind. Come back to that vision time and time again.
I would love to know what you think of this post! How do you handle your struggles, and what helps when you feel overwhelmed? Please leave comments below!
Choose to have a great day!