I know this is a late night blog post but, it is SO geared towards me this week and I had to get it out. I’ve been so scatter brained this ENTIRE week and have gotten nothing done for my business! Of course I’ve been very productive for my customers; but for MY company? Not so much. I can’t focus, I can’t sit still to do just one project; my brain wants to do EVERYTHING at one time. So frustrating!
So I wanted to do a blog post reminding everyone that there will be bad days and there will be times when we suffer setbacks both in life and in business. No one is organized and “with it” every day of their lives, no matter how much well put together you are, there will be days where you feel low and there will be times when your feeling of self-worth is tested. It is part of life and it’s OK. Let’s take a look at why it’s OK and how to work through these types of days.
Without The Dark We Would Never Notice The Light
I know it sounds cliché, but without the dark, we wouldn’t really appreciate the light would we? We need some bad times and setback in our lives because they make us appreciate the good times even more. They also make us work HARDER for those good times. Let’s use day and night as an example. If it didn’t get dark, and you didn’t have to make it through the long, sometimes cold night, you wouldn’t appreciate the beautiful sunrise in the morning, or how those mid-day rays of sunshine warm your skin.
The same holds true for the tough times; we gain a lot of strength and confidence when we make it through a tough day or week. Pay attention as you work your way through it and notice those first few signs of “light.” Take pride in the light (like achieving one goal) and appreciate them. This is a sign that things are about to turn around for the better for you. Take the time to enjoy and really appreciate the good days.
Working Your Way Back
Of course the first step is to work your way back through to your confidence. Take baby steps, but force yourself to do SOMETHING, no matter how small, to improve your day and confidence. Use the tools and strategies such as journaling or speaking with an accountability partner (or join and accountability group) or coach to get you back on the right path.
You can use this time to write as a way to work through what’s going on with you. Read back through older entries in your journal and see for yourself how much you’ve accomplished and what you’re already capable of. Then make a plan, set some goals, jot down a list and start checking things off… take action, take pride in your actions, and take back your time!
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