Growth & Grace Podcast Episode #9
Welcome to May! Hopefully the April showers are over and we’ll start to enjoy the flowers. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month! So over the next several weeks we are going to be unpacking some of the most common Mental Health Struggles! This is the first week of may, I wanted to kick off with unpacking where you are right now, and WHY you are there.
So today I’m going to talk a little about self-limiting beliefs and the fact that WE are the ones who hold ourselves back most of the time!
I was talking to a friend just today about how often we find ourselves in difficult situations we because of how little we values ourselves, or if we’re not under valuing ourselves, then we are holding ourselves back because of our own junk we’re carrying around- our own mental, emotional junk. Girl, put it on the curb! Take it too goodwill. We don’t need it anymore.
As some of you know, just this week I made a post in the our Growth & Grace FB community stating that I’m multi-passionate and I’m not sorry about it. For so long I have held myself back because I’ve been worried about what other people will think. Yes, I know I have a million ideas. Yes, I know that my enthusiasm overflows and seeps it’s way into all the things. Sorry NOT sorry. Holding myself back, second guessing every post, wondering what people think about me, not putting myself out there...it will NOT give me the life that I’m dreaming about….the life that I’m called to!
Okay, clearly I’m passionate about that… Got off on a little side tangent. Lol
I sometimes struggle with the balance of pep talks and practical tips. I know that we have to DO something for anything to change, but we also need to believe that we are worth fighting for. That we are worth the work we need to put in.
I get it. You have laundry that needs to be folded. Dirty dishes in the sink. The dog and kids are tracking God know what throughout the house, and you can’t keep up. And that’s just at home. You haven’t had anyone ask you how you’re doing, like how you’re ‘really’ doing in over a week. You can’t remember when the last time you had a good night’s sleep. They are giving you more responsibilities at work, without more pay. Your extended family has more drama than the latest NBC show. Things are piling up, literally and figuratively, all around you and you feel overwhelmed.
Girl, can I get an amen?! Surely I’m not the only who who has ever felt like that! Who feels like that.
And I’ve had people tell me before, that’s just part of life. It’s a season, and sometimes you have to make sacrifices.
Really? But do I?
I’m not here to say that life is perfect, and that we’ll never have hard things come up or seasons of business...but I am in charge of what I say yes to...and maybe more importantly what I say NO to!
So no, I don’t accept that. It’s not just part of life. And that leads into my, I guess 2nd pep talk for today. You are enough.
Yes, exactly who you are and where you are. You are enough!
But also on another level. You are enough in the sense that you have exactly what you need to get the life you want. You have the capacities and capabilities. What your life looks like is ultimately up to you. You are enough. You have everything you need. What you have to offer is valuable, and the world needs it.
Give yourself some credit. You’ve come pretty far. Don’t be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Do your best and surrender the rest.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. Be proud of yourself for not giving up when it could have been so much easier if you did. Don’t compare your progress with that of others.
You can do it. And you are strong enough.I hope you know you’re capable & brave & significant even when it feels like you’re not. Believe in yourself.
The life you want is within arms reach. Yes, it is hard. Yes it takes work. It means you have to say yes to things that you don’t want to say yes to...Hello Gym time. And it means saying NO to things that are just down right hard. But don’t settle. You’re worth more than settling. You are enough. You have enough, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes you!