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Know Your Struggles So You Can Move Forward

design your life Sep 20, 2022

As busy women, we have a habit of jumping from one project to another, all while caring for our families and our homes, and working full time jobs. Sound familiar?

We struggle, but we don't always see it. We're so busy doing all the things, that we become blind to how we're treating ourselves and how we're letting life challenges dictate our day-to-day lives.

But if we stop being busy, all the struggles will become clear and take over our thoughts and we just don't want to go there.


Know your struggles

No one's life is perfect. We all have our challenges. It's how we choose to deal with those challenges that will help us make the changes we need to make in order to live our best lives.

But the only way we can make changes that will help move us forward is to define what challenges us. And sometimes, the challenge appears much worse than it really is.

So what steps can we take to define them and move forward?


1) Journal about it

Journaling is a great first step to getting clear on your thoughts and (hopefully) being truthful with yourself. The words you write are yours (and only yours). They do not need to be shared with anyone.

Make your journaling practice sacred. Don't hold back with your words and be honest with yourself. 

My favourite way to journal is by doing stream of consciousness writing. This is where you begin to write without giving any thought to what it is you write. Don't worry about sentence structure or things making sense. Just write what comes to mind.

Try this method on your computer by opening up a journaling app or a new word document. Get comfortable and take a few deep breaths to ground yourself. Close your eyes and start typing. Don't stop until it feels right to do so.

You might be surprised at what you find comes up for you.


2) Be honest with yourself

Hiding from your struggles won't make them go away (wouldn't that be awesome?). Facing them head-on and making the changes you need to move through them, is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Nothing lasts forever and that includes life's challenges. But the sooner you can look at things as they really are, the sooner you can do what you need to live your best life.


3) Find your soul tribe

For me, my soul tribe is other like-minded women who support each other through life's challenges. We can't go it alone, and sometimes we need more than our partners for support. 

If you already have your soul tribe, awesome! Lean into them and make spending time with them an important part of your life. Because they are an important part of your journey.

If you haven't found your tribe yet, don't worry, they're out there somewhere. There are many ways you can find them. Join local or online groups of women with similar interests. This could be a specific hobby you're interested in, like photography or paining. 

Join a group of like-minded women who are also looking for change and want to live their best lives. These groups could be online or in person as well. 


What's next?

If you're struggling with life's challenges but are ready to make YOU a priority and live your best life, won't you join me and other like-minded women for my new group coaching program, Journey of Rediscovery?

You can check out all the details HERE! I'm excited for this program as I help busy women who are feeling overwhelmed to face their struggles and create a plan that will help them reclaim their power and move forward to live their best lives!

If this sounds like you, won't you come join us? Leave a comment or email me at [email protected] with any questions. I'd love to hear from you!

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