Who do you see?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, who do you see?
No wait. Who do you see, what do you see, and why do you see that? Is it a person who is so confident that whatever situation comes your way, you can handle it? Or are you someone who thinks. And thinks. And thinks. And you can’t stop thinking because all of the questions you keep asking yourself cannot be answered.
Your mind gets foggy, and you find you can’t see past the trees …

Picture taken by me
When you lie in bed at 3am in the morning, tossing and turning, what is it that is making your mind feel like it is about to explode? What is it that is making you think negative feelings like you don’t know where to turn, or who to turn to?

Here’s the thing . . . a lot of us have these feelings. And a lot of us have these feelings especially during the holiday season. The busyness of it, the dinners, the get-togethers, the last-minute shopping, the bills…

A lot of us juggle our lives around in order to make everything “work”. A lot of us strive to get our lives in order so that we can enjoy some family time or friendship time – or maybe even alone time – instead of scrambling over all the last minute things, in hopes to keep everyone happy.

The negative thoughts – honestly – will make you feel less confident in yourself. You need to tuck those thoughts AWAY!

When you are standing in front of the mirror asking yourself “Who do you see?”, you are really questioning your self-worth…
You are questioning why the mind has to be so tangled and why can’t things just go smoothly? I admit, I think this way …

I ask myself why do I worry about every little thing?And I answer myself – “Everything will be okay.”

I force the negative out of my mind, and refocus to the positive.
The thing is, for me, sometimes I can’t stop my mind from thinking the way it does. For me, I find myself laying in bed taking deep breaths, and trust me – it helps. A lot, actually. But sometimes, it’s not easy…
These past two weeks, have been a hell of a roller-coaster ride. One minute I was all happy, and the next minute I was in a mess of tears.

And so I ask myself, “Who do you see?”
I am someone who needs to feel secure in where I am and what I am doing. I am someone who doesn’t ask for much, and who will give you the world, if you let me, but just don’t hurt me. Just tell me everything will be okay. Even through the darkness …
And so this I say … for those feeling overwhelmed …

When you get that second or minute or hour or day … STOP. STOP and THINK.
Stop and think about what is important to you. Stop and think about what you need to do in order to keep yourself happy. Stop and think about what you want your next steps to look like …
You NEED that time for yourself. You need that time to figure out where all the thoughts are coming from so that you can free yourself from feeling overwhelmed.

Life is going to definitely have its ups and downs.
Life is going to throw punches at you where you wonder how you are going to be able to keep moving forward. BUT, we have to stop and ask ourselves WHYWhy are we doing the things we are doing? What is it that keeps us pushing forward?What is our motivation??!

Find that reason, and work towards it. Remind yourself of it. And slowly, but surely, it really does get better!!

Take a deep breath when you find yourself in times of sadness. Let the tears flow if you have to. Assure yourself that you will be just fine, and that the person you see looking back at you in the mirror – is you! Strong, confident, beautiful, and wise. You’ve got this! ❤️

I always say everything happens for a reason.
You may not know what the reason is in that point of time, but you will in time. Somehow, it all works out.
“Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…”

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