Good Day!!!! Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up feeling like you can conquer the world and have a plan to do so? Well, it is was kind of like that for me yesterday morning. However, as the day passed, I noticed my spunk and my joy kind of settling way beneath the surface as if they were going into hiding. Around lunch time, I sat in my car and began to reflect on what these feelings meant. Hey, I am a therapist for therapists so I think I know when I need to assess what is actually taking place within. Be honest, have you done that or felt like this? I have which means this is the not the first time.
During my time of reflection is was not so much about my feelings, but the fact that I was allowing my feelings to dictate my reality. My reality is that I am in a great place in my life and have made great strides to reach many people. My feelings wanted me to think and believe that I had not made any traction in my life, my career, or whatever...you name it. This does not happen often, but when it does, it comes quickly and fast enough that I am unable to recognize what is taking place within.
What took place in my car yesterday after I realized what was happening, what nothing short of amazing. I realized that I had to remind myself of who I am, who I belong to, where I am and where I am going. Even if I was not in a great place, it would be just as important to do the same so that I do not remain stuck. Feelings (and thoughts) will trick you and cause you to believe that things are terrible. Knowing that your reality is the true story, is the boost you need to gain strength to fight those feelings.
Remember, that things and situations will come to test you, but rest assured, your reality will either jolt you into your next phase in life, or will give you the strength to fight to get out of any situation that seems too difficult. Watch out for those feelings! We all have them! Keep pushing, keeping striving, and keep that spunk even when you don't feel it. Happy Saturday!!!