What do you do for yourself when you’re feeling sad? Do you have a ritual? Do you go for a run? Is there a phrase (or two, or three) that you repeat to yourself when you’re stressed and overwhelmed?
I’m always curious about what people do to make themselves feel safe and comfortable when Life is throwing curve balls, or bowling balls, or the kitchen sink at you.
I don’t have any mantras, per se. Maybe I should. The idea of having something soothing to repeat to myself during times of duress seems comforting. But maybe I’m more charmed by the idea of mantras than their actual use. Still, I have some sayings I turn to again and again when I’m feeling frustrated, small, or nitpicky–especially in regards to my career (or lackthereof).
When it comes to blogging, writing, or creating in general, I can be a bit of a perfectionist. And when the craft is done, I have a difficult time letting go of the mistakes and the flaws in my finished product. It’s not healthy for me to be comparing every aspect of my life to what I see on Pinterest. So that’s when these mantras come in handy.
I also really like this one below, since I tend to be pretty hard on myself about what I think I SHOULD HAVE accomplished already, but haven’t. Or when I’m reading blogs by really successful women and wondering why I’m not there yet. Continue reading