Sometimes life can feel like a series of extended periods of hard slog – even as a fully-fledged adult it can easily feel as if everything is ganging up on you all at the one time with the sole purpose of making life as difficult a possible. It’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of all the cumulative stuff going on, to the point where you just want to say stop the world, I want to get off.
It’s at difficult times like these, more then ever, that you have to stop things becoming one huge mental monster by breaking them down into much smaller manageable chunks. Write them all down seperately in a long list, and as each thing (or a clearly-delineated part of it) comes to an end, is finally dealt with or resolves itself with time, however long it has taken, physically tick it off, updating your list on an ongoing basis.
Then when you feel despondent and disillusioned at just how long this particular period of hard slog seems to be continuing for, look back at your list and see that things have actually moved on, see that you’ve already achieved a great deal and have successfully managed to keep your head above water for all this time. And know too that deep down you’re a lot stronger than you think – know that you can find the inner strength needed to keep it all going for just that little bit longer… ❤