Today I want to challenge you to something. I challenge you to write the greatest motivational speech that you could possibly write. But I want you to write it to yourself and no one else. I want this to be something you can refer to in times of stress, sadness, and lethargy. When the current you can’t handle life at the moment, let the you of the past carry you through to a better spot. It’s a great exercise in self-love and care, and a great reminder that you have the potential to be your best cheerleader.
To help get you started, I wrote a pep talk for myself that you guys can look at for some inspo:
I know life may seem a little hectic and overwhelming at the moment; it’s really easy to feel like everything’s crashing down around you. But please don’t do what you normally do, which is close up and not do anything. You know as much as I do that that doesn’t work, and nothing gets any less hectic and overwhelming by pretending it doesn’t exist. You don’t take care of yourself when you close up. So let me tell you what you should do.
First, breathe. You take a lot of shallow breaths when you’re stressed, which only makes you even more stressed. Breathe in as much as you can stand it, hold it for four seconds, then let all that air out, every last bit. Hold for four seconds, repeat the process. Do it until your regular breathing’s at a better rate than it was before.
Next, take a shower if you haven’t today, put on some clean clothes, brush your teeth, and feel like new. After that, clean your apartment, because if you’ve been closing up that means you haven’t been taking care of yourself, and that usually means you have a messy space. Then I want you to write your little heart out. Whine and moan all you want about life, that’s what your journal’s there for. When you feel like you’ve gotten it all out, give yourself a to do list. Don’t be too easy on yourself, but don’t be too hard either. Then get stuff done.
Life’s hard, but I promise you it can be managed. You have the power to make the mountain a molehill. You deserve to get up in the morning and feel powerful, effective, and empowered, because you are powerful, you are effective, and you are an empowered woman. Go chase the world, lasso it, and make it your own.
What pep talk did you write for yourself? Post it in the comments below!
Wishing you a good pep in your step today,