I recommend watching the video before the blog because I’m writing as if you have watched it.
About two months ago I attended a workshop for public speaking called SpeakHer Series which is facilitated at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. The amazing instructor Lakeisha created a night where the attendees of the workshop could come together and practice public speaking in a judgment free and chill environment.
This was a great experience and I can’t wait to continue to sharpen my public speaking skills.
To be a personal blogger, it’s ironic that this was one of the hardest things to share with my readers. Not because I was ashamed or anything like that, but because I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. Nor did I want to make it look like I was looking for attention in that way.
I am truly OK and honestly, I’m doing better than ever. Each and every day I prove to myself how strong my mind really is. I see and understand how constantly worrying and overthinking increases my anxiety and makes my life so much harder.
I have now reached a point in my life where I am now starting to control how I allow myself to react to things I have no control over.
I always remind myself that this is a journey with no destination and the only goal is to grow.
I have shared my story and my current life circumstances because I KNOW I am not the only one going through something.
I only had 5 minutes, I was super nervous, and was overcome with so much gratitude I became emotional, so naturally I forgot some pieces of my story.
I know I have no control over this but….
I want every woman who watches my video to see a part of themselves in me and know that you to will overcome your struggles, just like you have done numerous times before.
In times of great despair we often forget how much we have already endured and overcome and that we still have THAT inside of us.
I want every woman to know that we are no different, but we are one and the same. The only thing I have done differently was become very intentional and deliberate in creating healthy habits.
You too can do the same. No, it does not have to be yoga, journaling, or reading (although I recommend them all), but find the things that make you happy, relieve stress, and is something you love and that is productive for the betterment of you.
We all have problems; I just chose to respond to my problems instead of react. Yes, of course there is still some reaction because I am human, but my awareness allows it to pass quickly and prevent more suffering.
Life is already challenging enough and we make it more challenging by not looking for new ways to handle things and continuing to do the same things over and over, which causes us even more suffering.
If you are reading this and think how you wish you could respond to your life situations like this, YOU CAN!
I can’t stress this enough, not only to my readers, but to myself as well. I am no different than you and my problems are no more important or less important than yours.
Although it is difficult to become disciplined and intentional in changing your habits, know it’s possible and it is required for you to reach that next stage in your growth journey.
If you are having trouble with establishing healthy habits and want help with some ideas or how to get started, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will be happy to brainstorm some ideas with you and share in more detail of what I do.
I am happy to help wherever I can and if you are reading my blog, what better way can there be for me to show my appreciation by helping you on your growth journey.
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