Challenges, Growth, Managing Anxiety & Overwhelm, Parenting

I’ve Got This

Today, I write for my friend.

My friend has something new coming up in her life. Something unfamiliar. Something she’s unsure about. It seems she’s concerned that she won’t be able to get through it … she’s worried about what’s to come … 

I feel for my friend because I’ve been exactly where she is … my concerns weren’t identical to hers, but they were concerns nonetheless … 

Today, I want to tell my friend … you’ve got this! 

I know you’re concerned (and I totally get it) …

But you’ve done it before and you’ll do it again … you haven’t been through THIS … but you’ve been through harder … MUCH harder … and not just on one tiny occasion … again and again and again, you’ve been rocked with “bring you to your knees” hard …

and you’ve made it through … 

look what you’ve been through already … 

look at where you’ve come from …

You’ve got this! 

Sure, my friend hasn’t done THIS hard thing yet, but she’s done (and survived) MANY hard things.

Isn’t this true for all of us though? 

As I think of my friend, I can’t help but think of others … 

Haven’t we ALL made it through some hard stuff? Like some really hard stuff? A divorce maybe? A custody battle? An adoption process? Delivering a baby 10 weeks early? The toddler years? A job change? The death of a loved one? A medical crisis?

The list is endless … and the trials and the trauma that some people have faced in their lives is unspeakable … 

The human experience isn’t for the faint of heart … sure, there’s joy and triumph and celebrations … there’s countless blessings and lengthy (daily) gratitude lists … but there’s also trial … and loss … and heartache … 

Perhaps YOU are going through something right now … maybe it’s only a little hard like trying to develop a healthier habit or combatting boredom during COVID … OR maybe it’s a little harder like discontent in your job or trouble in your marriage … OR maybe it’s downright awful like a serious illness or living with an alcoholic … 

I want to tell YOU what I plan to tell my friend … you’ve got this! 

Do everything in your power to change your situation (if it’s changeable) … then buckle up and hang on for the ride … take steps EVERYDAY to improve your situation and your circumstances … and, without question, take steps everyday to care for YOURSELF amidst it all … 

You’ve been through hard things before … you’ve come out on the other side … scathed? Yes! … Scarred? Undoubtedly! … battered and torn? It’s definitely possible! … But you made it! 

And you’ll continue to make it through … 

Perhaps YOU are in a place right now of worry … of concern … of being unsure … perhap it’s a small worry or concern … perhaps it’s a real big one … 

Regardless of the size of your concern … you’ve got this! 

Repeat after me …

I’ve got this.

I can do hard things.

Repeat it until it’s in your bones … until you know it by heart … 

Call on it often … 

Repeat it until you believe it … post this IMPORTANT reminder on the wall … 

I’ve got this.

We’ve got this.

I can do hard things.

We can do hard things.

We’ve done hard things a million times before … 

We’ve got this.

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Here’s some fun printables for you to print and post TODAY …

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