pensive boy

For the past two months, I’ve been cranky as hell.

My critical inner b**** has been barking really loud and I had to take a moment to ask myself- why am I struggling Eliana!?

Why am I bothered?

Why am I complaining and whining?

Why am I extremely critical of everything around me?

(Sound familiar?)

I was on the road doing what I love. I was meeting people. I was on the go, but I was bothered.

During my travels, I met with a friend and had the best venting session. As I explained my different “struggles,” he stopped me and said: “You manifested this. Why are you cursing your blessings? “

He was right.

I wanted to be on the road. I wanted to meet new people and live an adventurous life. And I still do. The problem was- I needed to give myself more time to think. I needed to find why I was acting like a baby.

Then it hit me:

I wasn’t nurturing my body or creativity.

I became a robot to the routine. I disconnected myself from the heart of why I do what I do and was ungrateful for the blessings in my life.  I failed to give my body the fitness it craved and the self-expression it needed. I focused too much on where I wanted to be in my life, and since it’s far removed from where I am now- I became unhappy.

What did I do to fix this?

I marinated in my “struggle” until I felt grateful again. I asked myself 3 questions that took me back to a place of peace.

If you feel you are in a similar place, here is what to ask yourself.

1. What is making me unhappy?
Answer this as honestly as you can. Get deep and personal. What is stealing your joy?

2. What am I learning or have learned from this “struggle”?
Make a list of what you gained or are gaining from the situation.

3. What am I doing moving forward?
Change what you don’t like. Think about your next move. What is it that you really want to do?

Now it’s your turn.

Take five minutes and ask yourself these questions out loud. I promise you- the answer will come to mind right away. What resonates with you?

I want to hear about it in the comments below. Let’s talk.

XO,

eliana

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