BY: COLLEEN LINDBERG
Has there ever been a time in your life where you’re feeling down and out? Where you’re feeling like, “Man, I just wish things would change” and you’re really down on yourself with all that negative self-talk?
I think we’ve all been there, and we can all safely say that we’ve moved through some of those situations but maybe you’re currently in that kind of spot.
Maybe there are personal goals or health goals that you have yet to achieve, or you keep looking around at other people’s relationships and think, “I want that”, or your business isn’t in the place you wish it was. It really is hard but I urge you to stop and take a look at the space that you are now. Firstly, being grateful for exactly this moment in time is an important key piece to moving through and accepting ourselves for where we are. Now, I know it’s not an easy thing to do, trust me, I totally get it. But, if we were to just take a look at, and reflect back into our lives, there are so many awesome things that happen around us all the time that we may or may not recognize. Think about it, maybe it’s in your kids or it’s with your animals and the love that they express to you unconditionally all the time. Or it’s the friends that are always there to support you inside of the space that you’re in. You might be single, like I am, and don’t have a partner in life, but every day I look around and there’s love for me all over the place.
Secondly, it’s a time and space in this world right now where we need to recognize that it’s ok to be exactly where we are right now. It’s ok for us to be where we are. We all get to grow and change, however, the small minutes and small things in life are what build to the big beautiful things so remember that!
Now I ask you, you aren’t satisfied in the space you are in now, so what are you going to do about that? If you want things to change in your life, whether it’s in your business, in your career, in your health, we need to obviously set the tone there and figure out and create the plan for that.
So, am I saying that we should just always accept ourselves in the space and not move towards where we want to be? No of course not, but accepting ourselves today in the gratitude and standing in the space will allow us to be more grateful and more present to what’s happening.
However, let’s still create those goals around the changes that you want to make. Make them small enough and manageable enough to be able to move through them and execute so that we’re actually moving consistently forward and seeing the changes happen over time.
So, I urge you today to sit with yourself, write out a list of all the awesome things that are happening around you so that you can reflect on that greatness. Take a look at yourself and accept yourself for where you are and if you want changes to happen, go start making it happen.