The setbacks do not define you. The heartbreak doesn’t define you. The steps backward do not define you. All of these are a part of your journey and you will continue to grow through them. Soon you will look back on these times, whether good or bad and see that you were blooming all along. In the midst of waiting for things to change you grew stronger. It is difficult not to compare our own growth to others; however, your strides are just as important and grand! Trust that you are exactly where you need to be and right on time.
During times of unknown and transition, it can be difficult to feel comfort and peace. It is terrifying not knowing when the light will shine through again or when beautiful things will come your way. Remembering that you are resilient and reflecting on how far you’ve come and your triumphs can help to ease this discomfort. Also, just because we can’t see the growth in ourselves or the positive changes happening doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. We can believe and find comfort without seeing these things.
Finding comfort in difficult times and in growing is much easier said than done. Here are a few suggestions of ways to breathe during these changes and to feel rejuvenated.
v Try meditation or prayer. These practices can help release some anxieties and fears around what you are going through
v Call and speak with a friend. Asking for help is just as courageous if not more than trying to manage life on your own.
v Self-care always! It is not selfish to take time for yourself. Find something that brings you peace and carve out some time in your day for that practice.
Remember that in all seasons of life you are blooming and being led exactly where you are meant to be. Keep trusting and believing even when you cannot see, because our present realities will not last forever.