Finding Your Inner Strength

February 22, 2018

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Life can suck.

There I said it. I mean it can SUCK. But it’s not about what happens in life that defines us but how we react to it.  Positivity mindset can sound silly when you are facing problems of your own. I know that, and I would be lying through my teeth if I said I never had those days where I want to throw myself on the floor and have a temper tantrum.
Positive thinking isn’t always just being happy go lucky. It’s more than that. It is having the strength to stand up, dust yourself off and get back on the same horse that just threw you down.  
In my weight loss journey, I haven’t been perfect. I have had days (like this past weekend when I scarfed down an entire cheese nacho by myself) that I wasn’t perfect. But positive thinking is what helped me get through. It was waking up the next day and deciding that I wasn’t going to let one “oops” define the rest of this journey. I wasn’t about to throw in the towel and be done.
That’s the way we must look at life. We can’t just let our fleeting moment of negative thoughts get us down. You must overcome them, and you can.
I’ve said it once, and I will say it again. Having a gratitude journal is something that is so helpful during these times. One it makes you write about what you are thankful for, despite your bad attitude. But it can also be a reminder as you read back through it on what you truly have.  
Sometimes strength isn’t always heavy lifting or picking up a car with your bare hands. Strength can be inner strength too. The strength to carry on. To ignore those who doubt us and to continue the path that we know is right for us. Notice I said for us. Just because it is right for you, doesn’t mean it is someone else’s cup of tea.  Strength is literally just deciding, ya I ate chocolate cake today but tomorrow I will be better!

How are you in finding that inner strength? Do you think it could do some work? Do you have a gratitude journal? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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