So look, we all face challenges in our lives, and sometimes it can feel like we're stuck in one place, and not able to make progress. That's exactly how I felt when I found myself in a tough spot, with no money coming in, lots of bills to pay, and life just kept going on and on and .... . It was a difficult time. I found it hard to move forward without the resources that I needed. But soon I realized that the real work I needed to do had nothing to do with money ...I mean, at all. It was all about the internal work, taking time to slow down and focus on myself. In this blog post, I want to share just a small little part of my journey with you – how I overcame my challenges by doing the difficult internal work I needed, and how you can do the same.
First of all, let's talk about the challenges of facing difficult situations. It can be incredibly demotivating to feel like you're stuck in one place, with no way out. I remember feeling this way when I had bills piling up and no income coming in. It was easy to feel hopeless and discouraged, and I struggled to find the motivation and discipline I needed to move forward. But it was during this time that I learned a valuable lesson: sometimes the hard work we need to do is not external, but internal. And, yes, God always put people you least expect to help you along the way, but that's a totally different blog, and for another day!🤪
That's when I started to focus on myself and the areas of my life that needed attention. I slowed down and took the time to reflect on my values, and beliefs, and my goals. I started to journal, meditate, and practice just being mindful. Which by the way? is Hella hard! The straight-up internal work allowed me to gain a better and clearer understanding of myself and the things that were holding me back. I began to see patterns and habits that were not serving me, and I worked hard to change them.
Don't get me wrong y'all, internal work isn't easy, and it takes time and dedication. But it's incredibly rewarding. When I started to shift my mindset and focus on the things that truly mattered to me, everything else started to fall into place. I began to take action towards my goals, and I found that I had more clarity and energy. Instead of feeling hopeless, I felt empowered and motivated to keep moving forward.
Another aspect of internal work that was crucial for me was gratitude. It can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of our lives, especially when we are facing challenges. But when we take the time to be grateful for the things we do have, the people around us, and what God is doing and not what we've done, it shifts our perspective and allows us to see the good in ourselves, and our lives. In turn, this helps us to be more positive 🌺 and hopeful, even in difficult situations.
To finish this off, I just want to say, or rather, to encourage you to focus on the internal work that you need to do in order to overcome your challenges. Whether it's taking the time to reflect on your values and beliefs, practicing being mindful, or cultivating gratitude. Practices like these can have a crazy and stupid-profound impact on your life. Remember that the hard work we need to do is not always external – sometimes it's internal. But when we take the time to do this work, we become more empowered, motivated, and successful in all areas of our lives. So take a deep breath, slow down, and focus on yourself – the rest will fall into place.