When It Rains...
By the end of July there were about 6 - 7 planets in retrograde and a blood moon lunar eclipse. I'm sure this had enough to do with the hot mess my July has been. On the surface I was maintaining my composure as most of us do when in front of people when things are constantly hitting the fan or seemingly falling apart in our personal lives. The problem for me was that I felt I was constantly in front of people and could not really process the various things I had been experiencing.
June and July had demanded enough of my being that I was starting to feel like my attention was needed at the same intensity to too many things. I became very irritable with a few people closest to me, my communication has been trash. I feel like I've been on 1000 socially, I'm spent, I’ve retreated personally from significant relationships. I realized that not liking someone that everyone else likes does not mean there is something wrong with me (this was something I was struggling with) I could go on and on but I'm going to stop my pity party here.
I recently went to a wellness meetup for young women entrepreneurs. Though I am not pursing entrepreneurship full-time I did want to learn more about how we can be supported professionally as therapy supports us personally. The creator of the group pointed out that when we get rejected or things go wrong it is common for us to list all the reasons why things did not work out. She asked us all to raise our hands if when things go well, when we get the job, the promotion, the car if we list all of the reasons that contributed to that achievement. No one raised their hand.
This was an ah-ha moment for me. With all that I have been experiencing lately, there have been moments of success. They were just overshadowed. I now feel that it is important that I take the time to recap my wins regardless of size over the last 1 – 2 years and what brought me to those wins to help get me back on track after the derailment of these two months.
- What is something that has gone right in the last 6 months?
- In the last year?
- What do you think you did that contributed to it going right/ to reaching that accomplishment?
- What can you do to keep these as reminders when life kicks you down?