Reflecting on unnoticed growth. Advice from personal experience.

Growth is so uncomfortable. It really doesn’t feel good. It makes you unsure about your future and worried about changes. It makes you question your own thoughts sometimes and wonder if any of this is worth it. Sometimes you don’t even realize you are going through it, whether that’s mental, emotional or spiritual growth. All you know is that you feel shitty. 

“It’s okay not to be okay as long as you’re not giving up!”

-unknown

Yupp, I think we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Some of us still don’t recognize growth in our trauma and troubles, but I guarantee you that you came out of that situation, that dark hole, that draining environment, stronger than you even realize. Every event in our lives should be looked at as an opportunity to learn. To learn about perspectives, to learn about your reactions and feelings, to learn about your weaknesses and strengths, to learn about your flaws and be more aware of others’ as well. There’s always a positive in a negative. It’s just a little hard to find sometimes.

We need to congratulate ourselves more often for our big and small wins. Little celebratory dances, night out with friends, a glass of wine, etc. Make your wins obvious to your brain! Remind yourself everyday of how far you have come and how far you will go. It doesn’t matter if you can’t see your next steps or how you will even get to your goals. The path is already created for you, all you have to do is take the first step. Then move on to the next step. Don’t overwhelm yourself thinking too far into the future. You are a much different person than what you were 5 years ago. Because you have grown. A LOT. But did you even notice the growth during those years? Unless you have a good journaling system and practice self-care regularly, you probably didn’t notice much. You also don’t notice that you are currently growing and becoming a whole new person who will be quite different from who you are today. You will continue to change based on your habits, values, priorities and just dealing with life in general!! The important thing to remember is, you are the biggest influence on this change. You are in the driver’s seat.

You waste vital time thinking about the future. Yes, visualizing and manifesting is all good, but taking action is even better if you want to see tangible results. You have to find the time for yourself to do more of what you want to do. Even as a parent, entrepreneur, corporate, business owner, etc. There is at the very least 10-20 minutes that you can take out for yourself every day to take care of you and nurture yourself. Read a book, listen to a podcast, meditate, do some yoga, journal, etc. Whatever it is that brings you peace and sparks your creativity. When you have the opportunity to express your creativity (in any form), you are more likely to feel happiness and fulfillment. And we are all about doing what brings us happiness and filling our cup, because if it’s one thing I know being happy and enjoying life is absolutely a purpose everyone has on this earth.

Don’t you agree?

Xo, J

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