Maybe you feel that something is off and life doesn’t seem as full and rich as you imagine it could be. Maybe there’s a nudge telling you that something must change, but instead of trusting your intuition, you decide to wait for a sign.
You’re waiting for butterflies & hummingbirds (I’m a huge fan of both, so nothing against these beautiful creatures) to cross your path and signal it’s time to take charge of your life… And while waiting, you’re missing the most important sign - your inner wisdom!
Your inner wisdom is communicating through desires:
•You long for a purpose-driven life, self-trust, inner freedom, and ease.
•You’re called to step into your full potential
•You want to stand in your power and confidence
Your inner wisdom is communicating through constrictions:
•No matter what you achieve and how far you come, you feel unfulfilled and empty
•You’re chronically unhappy, restless, overwhelmed, and anxious
•Relationships are a source of anxiety, instead of depth and connection
When you’re scared to bet on yourself, no sign will be big enough. You will live in place of confusion, not allowing yourself to accept what is and not allowing yourself to move forward. This is a constricting place to be in, because it leads to believing that you have no choice. The truth is, you don’t need more signs. What you need is to listen to your inner wisdom and bet on yourself! Today is the best day to start!
First of all, having a bad day (or days) are part of life for everyone. A bad day can mean falling off track of a good habit you’ve been working on creating, feeling unmotivated, sad, resorting to using unhelpful coping skills, feeling melancholic, not feeling like yourself, moodiness, anger… or whatever else it is for you.
But, it’s important to know the difference between intentionally giving yourself a break (understanding that it’s ok to not be ok) and unintentionally being pulled into identifying with your feelings day after day, to the point where you are struggling to get out of the cycle and back on track .
If your bad day is tied to a specific event or non-event (something that should have happened but didn’t), having an easy strategy will help you not get sucked into the negative thoughts and feelings that will further fuel your fear, feelings of failure, disappointment, and self-judgment.
When you can’t access the motivation from within, the key is to find it outside of yourself!
First, check in with yourself: what do I need the most right now?
Second, what is the best way to go about getting that?
Third, thinking ahead will be crucial for successfully implementing the first two steps.
Take it easy on yourself, don’t throw away the good days and progress you made for a few shitty days. Embrace them, make space for them in a way that feels right to you and then notice when it’s time to leave them behind.