For the past couple of months, I’ve been struggling and a lot of you know that. During the holiday season it’s easy for us to get caught up in the extremes of emotions. We’re either extremely high up or we’re so low we feel like we’re hitting the crust of the Earth. However today my thoughts changed.
Today, there was an incident where a man wanted to commit suicide. When it happens so close to where you are, it makes you stop and think. I began to think about everything that I complain about, but also everything that I say, “I’ll do later.”
Then I began to think about those who have taken their own lives and I wondered what could have they been going through to think that the only option was to end their existence?
For the past 3 months, I’ve woken up complaining about how unhappy I am. I complained about having to wake up early, do the 8-5, do laundry, etc. and I forget to realize that I’m living a life that others wish they had. I have a job, I have a family that I can turn to, I have an amazing boyfriend, I have friends that I can talk to when I’m feeling alone or down, I have basically everything that I need. I have nothing to complain about.
I also found this as a wake up call. That I need to stand up for what I want. I can’t be afraid to take chances because I have someone on my side who will help me achieve my goals. If I’m unhappy working for someone else’s dream/goals, I need to work towards my own.
For those who are going through a tough time this holiday season, I beg that you hang in there. Take a moment and find something to do that brings you happiness and immerse yourself in it for about 30 minutes everyday. If you like painting, drawing, doing makeup, hair, running/exercising, baking, etc. immerse yourself in it and enjoy the moment. OR find someone who you trust to talk to and just talk; sometimes all we really need is someone that we can vent to just so it doesn’t feel like the whole world is on our shoulder.
Things get better. You just need to keep believing that each day is a new opportunity. Believe that it will get better. Believe that you will be able to accomplish more than you ever imagined.