36 Days to Go: Turning 50! 50 GlowTips I’m sharing to Spread the Glow!
36 Days to go until I turn 50! So I’ve decided to share 50 GlowTips to Get Your Glow ON — one per day, in no particular order of importance and just as they come to me…
And here’s #GlowTip 15: The best way to deal with the tough stuff, is to make sure we’re fuelling UP with the GOOD Stuff!
It doesn’t matter who we are, or where we are. It doesn’t matter if we come from a castle, or a cottage, or a cardboard box — tough stuff happens to all of us. We all have to face it throughout our lives.
We can complain and blame and play the victim. And suffer and struggle our way through. But that’s certainly not going to make us feel any better.
So the best way to ensure that we CAN deal with it — is to make sure we’re fuelling UP with the GOOD Stuff!
And a great question to ask yourself, especially when you’re facing the tough stuff, is: “How will I enJOY myself as much as possible today?”
No matter how awful things are, and just because you’re going through a tough time, doesn’t mean you can’t (OR shouldn’t!) experience moments of joy along the way. Because you absolutely must.
Or as I told people when I was going through my darkest time ever, “Just because I’m going through hell, doesn’t mean I should have a sh!t time!” Who wants to suffer through Life?! And suffering only brings more suffering.
In between mourning and bawling my heart out and dealing with change and immense loss, I’d be having fun times and drinking champagne with my friends! I’d be laughing and crying at the same time. It didn’t diminish the loss or the fear, but it UPlifted me from the abyss.
The things that bring us pleasure and joy don’t have to be big or expensive.When I first moved into my flat, I was devastated over my loss, and terrified of the future — but a few minutes of sitting in the warm, winter sunshine that flooded onto the couch, made me feel sooo much better! And it still does.
I know that no matter how tough Life can be, it’s important to do the things that UPlift us and make us feel better! It’s important to do the things that help us to tune into our Joy and fuel us UP with Good Energy.
Tough stuff happens, but we can’t let it defeat us. It can feel so hard to get back up, when we’re feeling so low. That’s why we’ve got to fuel UP with the Good Stuff. Because who wants to be miserable?!