Take a second to look back at your 2018…
Was it a good year? 🤔
If it was anything like mine… it can go get flushed!!!! 🚽🖕🏻
I kid you not, but everyone I have spoken to recently has said that it has been a lonnnggggggg and hard year! I think we will all be joining together this New Year’s Eve, counting down the seconds to welcome a fresh new year!!!!
This year has brought a lot of lemons for me personally; battling severe anxiety, battling a 24 year long phobia, battling addiction, battling Motherhood, battling being a FIFOwife, battling severe strain on my relationships, battling almost losing loved ones…. 😞
But I am so grateful to be able to say today, GOODBYE anxiety, GOODBYE Emetophobia, GOODBYE addiction, and GOODBYE to toxic things and people!!! 👋🏻
Hello to new friendships, hello to a new open world, hello to a healthy body and mind, hello to being the Mum my children deserve, hello to being a wife and best friend again, and hello to being ME!!! 😁
While my year is (thankfully) going to end on the biggest high I could ever even imagine, I think about those who are still struggling and may not be looking forward to the festive season…
Are you suffering? Be it mentally, physically or emotionally?
I’ve grown up believing that this time of year is to be shared with family and close friends, but sometimes things happen in life that can effect our happiness, which can be hard, especially at this time. 🎄
Perhaps there has been a relationship breakdown, a wrongdoing by a loved one or friend, perhaps you are struggling with mental health issues or addiction. Or perhaps you have been given hard news about your health or the health of a loved one.
Whilst we are not all at the same point in our journeys, we can still be there to support one another.
I say to you, you can’t control what’s happening in other people’s lives or minds, and you can’t always control what happens to you. You can only control how you choose to respond to these things.
When you are consumed with something that may be happening to you, or someone you love, it is SO HARD to think positively. How do you face the world and appear ‘happy’ to others? How does life carry on?
You may be a faithful person, you may not. If you are, BELIEVE and TRUST that the path you are on is happening for a reason. 🌟 If you’re not a believer, at least know that this too, shall pass! Time will heal.
Be patient. 🙏🏻
You might not see it now, but you are sooooo much stronger than you think you are, and you are capable of sooooo much more!
Choose to let go of any worry, hatred, sadness, shame, guilt, fear, or habit and choose something better! Focus your mind on what could be better! Choose to respond to things that happen in a positive way. How is this going to help you learn and grow? Trust that what is happening to you now, you can handle, and you WILL get through it okay. Imagine what life could be like in five years time… 👉🏻
If it’s not going to matter in five years time, don’t waste any more than five minutes being upset about it. What’s done is done, move on.
Now what about this year has been good, or positive??? Maybe you’ve accepted that you need to reach out for some support and have started looking into that….good on you!!! 👍🏻 Take baby steps! And when the new year arrives, celebrate that you are moving in a positive direction!
If you haven’t done anything yet to start moving in a positive direction, it’s not too late! You don’t have to see out the rest of this year miserable or stressed. Make one small change TODAY! And then be proud of yourself for taking that step! 😁
I want to take a moment to sincerely thank my loved ones and friends for the huge amount of support you have given me this year. Without you all, I would continue to be the shell of a person I once was.
And if you are struggling and aren’t sure where to reach out to for help… start with listening to yourself and looking for what you do have that you can be grateful for!
May you be safe, healthy and happy this season and peace be with you.
Merry Christmas! 😘