Reconnect With Your Soul
These are hard times. I feel it, you feel it, we all feel it. We are in one of the largest mental health crises in history. Some of us are letting our past control how we live our life in the present and change the trajectory of our future. I’m here to tell you that God hasn’t given up on you yet. If you feel like you’ve come to the end of your rope I need you to recognize that it is you that is putting a “period” at the end of your life. Not God.
You’ve lived through pain, I know. Maybe you lost a loved one, a job, a relationship or friendship and you feel like it’s the end. Maybe you thought that you found your purpose and now you’ve come to the realization that it’s not what God had planned for your life. It’s not the end. You are the only one who feels that way. Those in your life know that this is just a season for you and God has set out something bigger than you could dream up. You just have to hold on a little bit longer and move in that faith. Here are some tricks I’ve learned:
- Remember who you are
Remember who you were before the crisis in your life. Remember the life that you lead as a child, the innocence in you that was never taken from you, only hidden from you. That innocence is still there. That organic soul inside of you is still there. Maybe you are just getting out of a relationship and you are struggling to find who you are. Look back on who you were before this relationship. Spend time remembering the interests and callings that you felt in your life. Spend time reflecting on the times that you felt passionate or motivated to continue forward. Remember who you are.
2. Build a pain vs reward structure in your life
I don’t want to feel how my body feels when I avoid working out. That’s painful for me. I don’t want to get to the place that my mind goes when I skip my prayers and act alone. That’s painful for me. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and feel like it was meaningless. That’s painful for me. So what do I do about that? I remind myself everyday of the pain that will come for me if I choose not to work out. I think about the pain that is waiting around the corner for me if I chose to avoid prayer and alone time. I think about how painful it would be for me to come to the conclusion at the end of my life that I avoided purpose and meaning. This helps me to act in faith that the future will be better. I can almost guarantee myself that I am building a better future for myself when I am taking the steps to create positive habits.3. Change your environment.
This is a huge one for me. Y’all know that I love nature and go out as much as possible to nature and protect my peace. This is because I have learned that it is vital for us to change our environment when we are in a dark place. How many times have you been hanging out with friends or family members and you feel the negative energy in the air? How many times have you been alone in your room and start to feel your thoughts turning into negativity? Change your environment. Go out in the sun. Find nature and peace. That’s what works for me, but maybe you have a secret spot that you’ve found that brings you peace. A sanctuary. Whatever it is, be paying attention to your thoughts and the environments that you are currently In, and change that environment when you need you.
You got this.
It all starts with you.