For me personally, I remember one quote that carries me through anything in life, “God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.” I think too often we underestimate our own strength. We give up too easily and we believe we are too weak to deal with life’s struggles. But keeping that one sentence in mind I am reminded constantly of how strong I actually am. And you don’t have to believe in God to believe in that sentence, because you can modify it to whatever your belief system is. But at the end of the day all that sentence is really saying is “you are stronger than what you think.” If you’re having a bad day, if you’re going through loss, or you are doubting yourself, just remember that you wake up every day, and you’ve dealt with everything life has thrown your way for the number of years you’ve been alive. Regardless if you’ve dealt with it well or not, you’ve survived it and that is saying something. So remember to always keep fighting and most importantly the biggest belief you need to have is in yourself. You live with yourself every day, and if you love yourself there is nothing you can’t get through. Trust yourself because you are your own hero/heroine. You keep yourself going every second, every minute, every day, every month, and every year. So when life gets tough, fight, fight for yourself. Because you have been doing a kick ass job until now and there is nothing you can’t get through. And at the end of the struggle hug yourself and celebrate (yeah, eat that pint of ice cream you’ve been running away from). Just remember to give yourself some love after the battle because you most certainly deserve it.
Much love always,