If You’re Going Through A Difficult Time Right Now, Please Be Gentle With Yourself

Currently as I write this, I am going through one of the most difficult times of my life. I am stressed, anxious, and uncertain about my future and what it may hold. But as a result, I’ve decided to instead delve deeper into myself and my beliefs to better understand my current feelings and emotions, as opposed to loathing on them and wondering why they are here.

You see, it’s so easy to victimize and feel sorry for yourself when life gets difficult. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of “why me?” instead of seeking to understand what’s really going on in your internal world and using that as a guidance system to understand what you may need to change in your outer world in order to feel whole again. Our bodies and minds are smart. If something you know deep down isn’t right for you, your body and mind will let you know, whether that’s feelings of anxiety or cues in your external world that will nag away at you until you finally and wholeheartedly address it.

But in the meantime, while you are figuring out why you are feeling a certain way at this moment, you need to show yourself immense compassion. You need to be gentle with yourself and give your permission to take as much time as you need to heal once again, however long that may take. It’s your body and mind begging for your forgiveness as you navigate through the ups and downs of life that we will inevitably experience. Be gentle with yourself. Be the best friend your body and mind may need right now.

So to you, the reader going through a difficult time in their life right now…

Give yourself permission to choose happiness. To choose lightness in the face of darkness and give yourself the attention that you’re so desperately craving to heal. So many of us mull over these feelings, only to suppress what needs to be brought to light. We then carry these feelings with a heaviness and burden that becomes just a part of us. But it’s not too late. It’s never too late. It’s never too late to give yourself the love and care that you need in order to journey through difficult times and end up coming out at beautiful destinations when it’s all said and done.

Trust yourself. If something doesn’t feel right, listen to it. Understand your anxieties; befriend them if you have to. Because when you begin working with yourself rather than fighting against yourself, then your anxiety may serve as a moment where you experience perhaps the biggest breakthrough of your life if you allow it to.

So remember: You got this. Keep pushing forward. If you’re reading this right now, you’ve always made it through. Trust yourself to figure it out. Allow yourself time to work through your internal makings. It may be difficult right now, but in the end, you’ll be thankful for whatever fogginess may be clouding your light right now, because it will guide you to something greater than you possibly could have ever imagined.