YOU ARE GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS!
Do you believe it? Or have you felt a little lost in the rat race? Like every day is on repeat or that your marriage is a trade off of errands, cleaning and taking care of the kids? Do you feel out of control with your spending or unmotivated to go to your job?
The statistics are staggering on the number of Americans on prescription medicines for depression and anxiety. We are an over-scheduled, overworked, worn out, and stressed out society.
Parenting has become a scary world as we navigate all of the information overload while reading stories about terrible things that could happen to our children.
I am right there with you. I’ve felt the fear and overwhelm of life and felt like a hamster running on a wheel that goes nowhere.
BUT THINGS CHANGED FOR ME. AND THEY CAN CHANGE FOR YOU.
Are you tired of living in survival mode? Keeping up with endless to-do lists? Of feeling like there’s never enough time in the day or that you can’t survive without coffee?
Well then let me be the first to tell you–There’s good news for you. Not everyone runs around like a chicken with their head cut off. Not everyone lets stress run their lives and wakes up dreading the next morning. I promise things don’t have to stay the way they are if you don’t want them to.
WHY WOULD YOU LISTEN TO MY ADVICE?
There was a time in my life when I was done. I just had my second child and was in constant pain and fear and no doctor could figure out what was wrong with me…Until three years, five hospital visits later, 80 pills a day and bedridden using a wheelchair, I was diagnosed with Late-Stage Lyme Disease.
I had given up. I was tired of figuring out what was wrong with me, and then discouraged to find out the recovery was just as intense as the symptoms. Even in healing, I was drowning in my sorrows.
Until one day I decided, am I going to let this disease define me or am I going to take back my life and live it? I mean, really LIVE it.
The flare ups continued but the depression did not. My mind was on fire for freedom from the disease. If my body wasn’t going to listen, then maybe my mind would. And what I found was that even with treatment, my body wasn’t making progress without my mental state improving.
And here I am today, two years later, happy–TRULY HAPPY!
I am motivated and excited about life. I have learned the meaning of true joy and contentment. I know what I want to do with my life and I wake up each morning trying to find one way to do that. I want to encourage others and be a leader in my community. I want to help the hurting and come alongside those who are depressed and say:
I am in no way minimizing your disease or your depression. I am still stuck with a mess that Lyme left behind that I will probably have to deal with the rest of my life. But I refuse to let it be my life anymore than it has to. I so want to encourage you in that. That this problem in your life doesn’t have to define you. That there are things you can do RIGHT NOW to change the path of your life.
When you look back on your life, what do you want to have accomplished? That you survived each day? Or that you LIVED each day?
I want to encourage you no matter where you are: struggling with panic attacks, dealing with a disease, stressed out in a hard time of parenting, needing something more in your marriage, or simply wanting your life to resemble more than just going through the motions, that YOU CAN DO GREAT THINGS.
And you can start today by changing your mindset from one of repetition to one of intentionality.HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHANGE MY DIRECTION?
Baby steps! The first step is to want to change. To want more from life. Do you?
Then this is the place for you. A place where you can find resources on:
- SELF-CARE: How to practice better self-care (and learning that it’s not selfish to take care of yourself!)
- ORGANIZATION: How to organize your life better so that you spend less time taking care of your house and more time on things you love
- FAITH: How to grow in your faith and recognize God in the everyday moments
- LISTS: Lists of my favorite books, movies and more to lift your spirits and get you motivated
- FAMILY: Ways to play well and invest in your marriage and family
I want to share the tools I’ve used to dig myself out from the pit of fear, pain and anxiety. To encourage people to find joy and hope through living intentionally no matter their circumstance in life, just as so many modeled for me.
I hope that you are encouraged by something you find here today. I post something new each Friday and I would love for you to be the first to know!
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I believe in you! And I know that together WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS!