When life begs to bring us down the rabbit hole of discouragement, we can do a few things. One thing to do is to lose control. You heard me! Lose it. To lose control is to let go of the need to control the outcome of any situation. The second thing you can do is pick your battles. There are many things any of us can battle in this life, but the key to winning is to know the ones to fight and the ones to just let fall by the wayside. Fight the battles that give you meaning when you win them. Take a nice long assessment of what provides meaning in your life and then aspire to that. When you determine what that is, then fight with all you have. You will win because it is something that touches your heart. One more thing is to be grateful when you are on the side of goodness, and love wins out. Show your gratitude for all you have been granted, no matter how hard you had to fight for it. Don’t let yourself sink into despair. If you are unraveled, then allow yourself to do so all the way. Once the outer layer is off you, your heart will be revealed to you, and you will understand why your fight has been so very worth it! Love yourself for the great person you are. You are fabulous, and there is no one like you, even when you have just lost your last nerve and went on a rant that went on for days! YOU are entitled to a rant now and then. When the dust settles, your life will look different to you. You will be alright!
Loving you from here,
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD