Being human sometimes comes with a pendulum of devastating emotions, especially for women. We can go from beaming at the stars in the sky to laying in bed, upset about minute life issues and crying our eyes out. When feeling those moments of low hope or self-criticism, one or all of these 12 statements will get you through.
1. You Are One Person. Do What One Person Can Do
The comparison game is a difficult and harmful one to play. Social media perpetuates the idea of comparing and contrasting your life to the highlight reel of others who seem to have it better than you. Just remember, everyone battles their own demons. Focus on you and what you can do.
2. You Are a Finite Resource
There is only one of you; you can't spread yourself to everyone or everything that calls you. You must pick and choose what serves you and what you want to spend your time doing for your sanity and to preserve your mental health. Learn to say NO.
3. I Can Handle This for X Amount of Time
Have you ever faced a daunting situation, wondering how you'd come out of it? Looking back, you realize how strong you are and how it helped you become who you are today. Without those tricky feelings, you wouldn't have as much resilience or strength, and you know the next time a trying experience occurs, you can deal with the pain for X amount of time.
4. I'm a Conqueror, I'm a Fighter, I'm a Winner
Talking to yourself in a nice tone takes a lot of self-compassion. You need to ignore the nagging negative self-talk urging you to stay home, settle, and let the positive self-compassion shine through and help you accomplish all your goals.
5. Be Comfortable With the Uncomfortable
No one interesting ever stayed comfortable. Everyone who has accomplished anything in their life has to push through feelings of discomfort and negativity to get to a place of peace. Think of the best decision you ever made. Were you comfortable doing it? Probably not, but how do you feel knowing you succeeded?
6. I Am in Charge of How I Feel Today
Here's a fill-in-the-blank saying. I once roomed with a girl who woke up every morning and asked herself how she felt. She recorded her feelings on paper and wrote a little about her mood that day. At the end of the week, she read each entry and maintained a rather positive attitude compared to those who didn't practice this.
7. I Am Living an Amazing Life
Next time you find yourself scrolling through social media, awash in comparing your life to that of the Kardashians, take a step back, take a deep breath, and think of everything you are grateful for in this life. Record it in a journal, speak it aloud, or meditate on all the beautiful experiences you've had thus far.
8. I Love You
We say I love you to everyone else all the time. Why shouldn't we say it to the person we're around 24/7? One person adds the first thing they see on their phone is a message dedicated to themself that reads, "I love you." That way, they start each day with a smile.
9. It'll Hurt, and Then It Won't
Existing as a human comes with its hardships, mainly when dealing with relationships of any kind. After losing a job, partner, parent, child, pet, house, etc., we grow saddened at the thought of never witnessing those same instances again, but we learn how to grow and mend around it.
10. There's Nowhere Else I'd Rather Be
"Meaning that, yes, I struggle sometimes, and hard work can be tedious, but I know I'm doing it for the right reasons, and all of it will bring me to where I want to be in my life. This phrase is what I repeated to myself while I climbed my first mountain, and it got me to the top," this positive thinker shares.
11. "It's Just a Bad Day, Not a Bad Life" — Mary Engelbreit
You will struggle, you will have low days, and you will succeed and have unbelievable highs. Just because you deal with stressful and strenuous circumstances doesn't mean your whole life will elicit those reactions and feelings.
12. “If the Ocean Can Calm Itself, so Can You. You Are Both Salt Water Mixed With Air” — Nayyirah Waheed
Nayyirah Waheed, a poet who rose to fame from a popular Instagram page, penned this inspiring saying. Whenever you struggle to manage your feelings, think of the vast mass of water that always controls its harsh waves and weather conditions. We have the same elements inside us. Source for statements: Reddit.
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