Most of us do not like to struggle, in fact we all have ways that we try to get out of feeling the struggle. When we struggle we can feel frustrated, confused, less than, irritable, depressed, anxious etc. All of these emotions are a natural response to struggle. Struggle is not supposed to feel good, but when we focus on how to stop feeling those emotions more than why we struggle this when the struggle can be more likely to be repeated and also this is how we rob ourselves of growth. The next time you find yourself struggling, in finances, relationships, boundaries or any one of a number of other issues; try taking a step back and looking at your struggle.
One way to look at your struggle is to ask yourself the following questions:
-Is this a familiar struggle and if so...how
-What part did I play in getting here
-What part do I continue to play while I am in my struggle
-What emotions am I feeling right now
-What can I do that is different than what I have been doing
-What or who do I tend to look at, instead of looking at myself
This is not about blaming yourself, this about embracing your struggle in an effort to empower you so that you can have something different in your life. It takes a struggle to get strength, but we don't build new muscles when we keep repeating the same struggles...
Take care everyone and I hope that the next time you encounter struggle, that you will take a step back so that you can learn and grow from it.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!