About once a month I have a few days or a week where I feel like my business is going to fail and I’m going to end up broke and homeless and alone.
Sometimes it’s triggered by an unexpected expense or loss of income. And sometimes I have no idea what it’s triggered by but it comes up and I feel like shit.
Recently I posted about it and said, “Should I just expect this feeling to come up every month and welcome it the same way I welcome my period? Like I don’t necessarily love it but I accept that it comes every month?”
And a coach who I really respect and whose business is making over $500K said, “Yep. Just expect it to come up. Still comes up for me.”
So this is your reminder if you’re in a place of despair, it’s totally okay.
Every human feels despair sometimes and it doesn’t mean that anything has gone wrong. It just means that you have a human brain and human feelings.
When I have my menstrual period I try to:
- sleep more
- drink more warm beverages,
- take advil
- and let myself cancel coffee dates if I’m too tired.
So be kind to yourself too if you’re in a period of despair. Maybe:
- nap more
- watch more funny tv shows
- take more baths
- walk in nature
- or text a good friend.
And know that although it doesn’t feel good, that it won’t last forever and it’s totally okay to be here.
Take the best possible care of yourself,
PS I’ve also had periods for MONTHS where I’ve felt off or tender or despairing, so if you’re in one of those stretches that’s totally okay too. You’re human. Be kind and gentle and you’ll be able to move through this.
PSS If you intuitively sense that beating yourself up for feeling down is what’s holding you back from your goal, I can help.
I want to offer you a free one-hour consultation where we’ll look at what can help you be kinder to yourself which will lead to you having more energy to pursue your goal.