When I’m having one of those days where I feel sorry for myself, I have learned there are certain things that lift my spirit, restore my self-belief and fire-me-up to challenge where I am. These include looking at photographs of my family – like these ones
Then I phone a friend…
I’ve learned a powerful thing about wobbles – a wobble shared is a wobble that feels less overwhelming, less all-consuming. When you share your wobble with a friend, they may not have a solution for you, but they will have a shoulder to cry on, they will listen, let you wobble and love you all the same.
I also write my “Blog I will not publish”. I get a blank sheet of paper – or a blank screen on my ipad notes, and I write without an agenda. No plan, no topic, no rules or political correctness. I just write. And when I’ve finished I read it through. I’m often surprised by what I read; surprised at the passion and the questions that appear on the page. Most often I’m surprised by the way the tone changes as I write, letting out feelings I’ve been locking away, exposing challenges that have been troubling or puzzling me. And as I read, I often feel the sensation of doubt and negativity leaving me. Draining away to be replaced by confidence and determination.
I also love to watch inspirational videos, that share WOW stories. There are many on my “Favourites” on YouTube *WARNING watch with tissues at the ready! Here is my favourite, which never fails to inspire me – and reduce me to tears – from Caroline Casey, and TED Talks.
What do you do to lift your mood, to restore your sense of WOW when you’re having a wobble? I’d love you to share them here.