Striving to Thrive

by Stephanie on January 17, 2013 · 0 comments

in Inspiration

I’ve declared my word for 2013 to be…

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The first week or so of 2013 was good to me.  I had a good New Year’s Eve.  I started a new job.  I was feeling good.  I even thought to myself at one point “I’m totally thriving!”

Then I hit a big bump in the road.  This past week has been hard.  I fell into a depression and stayed in bed one whole day and half of another.  I cried uncontrollably at least 4 times.  I ate too much a few times.

There’s a balance to be achieved.  A year is a long time and not every day or every week will be good.  The key is to keep moving forward.

In order to do that I have to do one thing that isn’t easy to do.

I have to put myself first.  

My health.  My happiness.  My wellbeing.

There are relationships (particularly the friendship that I have been trying to save) that are taking too much of my time and having too big of an effect on my moods.  I need to switch the focus back to me.  People, relationships, and problems that cause me frustration and depression need to take a back seat.

It may be easier for me to say this since I don’t have a spouse or children, but we all need to make ourselves a priority.  We will be better for the people we love if we serve ourselves.

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