I’m doing a year-end series on how to overcome feeling like a failure; click here for last week’s installment, in which I share 4 ways to overcome those feelings of failure.
A few newsletters ago, I shared my own feelings of failure, professionally, personally, and in my family life.
I shared one thing that was making me feel so much better: bringing my feelings to a very positive and wonderful group of friends.
And I shared about how they made me feel SO much better.
One of those friends is Audrey Monke. Not only did she share words that made me feel so loved and supported, she shared a blog post she had recently written containing some positive and fun year-and family things to do.
Audrey discusses an exercise that has to do with gratitude, which dovetails nicely with one of the four ways I shared last week in this space, on overcoming feeling like a failure:
Name five things you are grateful for.
Whenever I’m feeling down, this is my go-to.
I do have so much to be grateful for!
“What better time than December to reflect on things that make us feel happy and end the year feeling positive and grateful?” – Audrey Monke Continue reading “An exercise in gratitude”
This is part two of a two-part series I’m doing on feeling better when all we can see are our faults; click here for last week’s, called Feeling like a Failure.
Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter, where I put one of the ideas I talk about today into practice.
“Be proud of yourself and keep the faith – I believe in you and you do too – there is
a turn around the bend when the sun will come out again.”
When a friend wrote those words to me, last week, when I was feeling so down, they really hit home.
I felt the impact of these words in my heart and in my soul, from all across the world (my friend lives in England.)
They gave me hope. Paradoxically, it was only while reading them that I realized how far away from hope I had been feeling.
I felt like she gave me a place to start, and a destination: the “turn around the bend when the sun will come out again.”
Now, I feel like I’m on a quest. (I absolutely love quests : )
And, I want to bring you along with me!
So let’s explore: how do we get to that turn around the bend? Continue reading “The turn around the bend”
This is part one of a two-part series I’m doing on feeling better when all we can see are our faults.
Stay tuned for part 2, coming Wednesday, December 18, 2019. (You can also click here to have it automagically delivered right into your inbox.)
I don’t know about you, but in many ways these past few months of 2019 have been… tough.
My head has been full of ideas that are too big for me to put into practice.
Everything from having my complete book catalog recorded in audiobook format and out to you by the end of the year… (Not even close)… To cleaning out kitchen cabinets… (About halfway through)… To keeping the house clean and the laundry done… (Nope.)
I’ve been feeling as if so much of what I’ve worked so hard for both personally and professionally is simply unraveling.
Finally, I got the bright idea to bring this up with friends yesterday. Continue reading “Feeling like a failure”