You’ve got this!

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2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. It often felt to me that it was just one thing after another, all of these things piling on top of each other and in front of me was this big mountain that I felt I couldn’t climb. It was covid-19, it was not being able to socialise, it was not being able to run a business like a used to, it was all the heartbreak and suffering I saw around me every day. It was the “new normal” and I hated it.

Have you felt like this this year? That it is “too much” and “that there is nothing you can do to control it”?

Of course this year there were so many things that we couldn’t control which caused us to be burdened by stress and fear. So many people lost their incomes, some lost their homes, and others even lost loved ones. All of these are things that we can’t control, but we can control how we respond. That is where our power lies.

Believe in Your Own Ability

Believe in your ability to do what you need to do to solve problems, to succeed in live and to survive everything that life throws at you.

Believing we are capable of getting through the tough spots actually helps us do it. We become more capable and stronger. Believing in our own ability eases our stress and helps us cope better during the difficult times.

I want you to know that even under stress or when you feel lost, upset or sad you are still capable. You are capable of getting through whatever life throws at you, you are capable of making a difference and you are capable of feeling good about life again. You have come this far already and you can go even further.

Reflect on Your Own Strength

Take some time and reflect on your own strength and what you have achieved thus far. Make a list of your accomplishments. Think about how you solved problems in the past and see if there is a way that you can apply those skills to your current situation. More often than not the solution would be right in front of you and you just didn’t realise it.

By highlighting your own successes you will come to realise your own strength. You will realise that you are a strong, capable, resilient person. You will realise that no matter what, you’ve got this!

Make room for Your Feelings

Even though you are a strong, capable resilient person, it is still okay to have big emotional feelings. Allow yourself the space to feel sad, angry or worried. It is okay to have those feelings. Sharing those feelings with others will help you to process them. Talk, vent, cry, or do whatever you must to release those feelings. Your feelings are valid and you have the right to feel them. We all need time to release and to feel validated.

None of us knows what 2021 will bring, but know this: You are capable, and that is where your power lies. You’ve got this!

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