For any living woman on this earth, we should know that being a woman is not easy – It’s tough. We are emotionally unstable, indecisive humans at times. But there are times where we are very uplifting, happy, positive and motivating even when we don’t want to be. We have really rough days to where we want nothing to do with society, the world and people around us. Sometimes, WE. JUST. NEED. SPACE.
We need space to think and grow. We need time to nourish our own minds, bodies and souls. Sometimes, we get so caught up in life itself, our issues, other’s issues, every day life, our children or families and our emotions, we forget to take care of ourselves. We forget to water ourselves – mentally and emotionally. We tend to care for others more than ourselves. We often help others swim even when we are drowning in our own water. We forget about US. Am I right?
I give major credit to the women who can hold their own even when times get tough and to the women who can take on any battle life throws at them. Because honestly, not everyone can do it.
I was sitting in my car one day after a long day. Everything seemed to have went wrong that entire day from the moment I woke up to the end of my work day. I was like, “wow… did all of those things really happen TODAY?” There are many reasons why my day went the way it did. It could have been the way I woke up – maybe I didn’t have any coffee that morning. Maybe I wasn’t prepared for the work day and more things just got piled on to my day. Who knows? I just knew I was over the entire day. But then, I thought to myself, “Women live such busy lives… we tend to forget what makes us happy. What makes our days good ones. I need to work on it.”
2018 was a rough year for me – probably for many as well. I just couldn’t escape the rut I was in (still can’t until this day, but it has been tremendously better). I told myself that I had to make some changes this year. I can’t go on taking on every single thing thrown at me. It’s okay to remind ourselves that we as women, have the power to say no. No, I’m not putting myself through this (again). No, I am not taking on more than I can handle. No, I will not be this way or that way because society wants me to be.
Taking on more than we can handle leads to damaging ourselves, mentally and emotionally – sometimes physically too. We have to learn to take care of our minds first before anything else. Without our minds, then what are we? Giving yourself the strength to be in control of what happens in your life and learning to control your emotions is a very powerful gift. It’s something that most people can’t do on their own.
This year, I want all women to be stronger, wiser, more in tune with themselves and to be in control of our emotions, our thoughts and our lives in general. With self-control, everything will start coming together and nothing will ever bring you down.