Brave. Strong. Smart
This blog has been re-written many time. I had great difficulty with this piece of the puzzle.
A few weeks back I found myself in a trying and exhausting time. A time which left me deflated, miserable and hopeless.
My emotions were overwhelming.
During this chaos, I learned, time is a healer. Time gives you perspective and it allows to react from a place of strength.
Have you ever listened to the words of Fight Song from Rachel Platten. If not, here is the link, otherwise you can read the words here.
Like a small boat on the ocean
Sending big waves into motion
Like how a single word
Can make the heart open
I might have one match,
But I can make an explosion.
And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight.
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong.
This song has given me the strength to take back my life in this challenging time.
1. I am afraid
Fear and anxiety is two well-known feelings for me. I am a typical Type A personality. These two emotions are part of my daily existence.
When my life is in balance and things are going well, fear and anxiety doesn’t make a difference to my daily life. But if you are like me, then you would know, if things are shaky and confusing, they create havoc.
Two week ago, these two emotions had a ball. I found myself in a challenging time with regard to my work. I am facing a few uncertainties at this moment.
I couldn’t eat.
I couldn’t sleep.
The unknown and the uncertainty took control of my life. And I was exhausted.
I have two little ones who is dependent on me.
I have a career as a teacher.
I am building my business.
I couldn’t allow fear and anxiety to rule my life.
I had to take back my life!
2. My fight song
The first lyrics to this song is “like a small boat on the ocean”. I am a rather small boat and the ocean was overwhelming and frightening. I just wasn’t ready for this ocean to consume me.
I am ready to send big waves into motion.
In the midst of all the chaos, I silenced my anxious mind and made the decision to wait. There is no need to make an impulsive decision. I decided to have faith in the process.
And in that moment, the storm became calm. I found peace.
Fear and anxiety was silenced and I had a new perspective.
That was the moment I took back my life.
3. Be brave
To be brave is one of my values. Every decision that needs to be made, I make them in reference to my values.
To be brave is to show courage. To face your fear.
In this moment to be brave means to have trust in the process.
Have you read, Jojo Moyes’s, The Girl You Left Behind? If you heven’t done so, do yourself a favour and grab a copy.
This book is all about bravery and to trust the process.
We get so caught up in our current situations. We only see the chaos of the storm. We live riddled with fear and anxiety.
The Girl You Left Behind tells the story of a French village who fell victim to German soldiers during the First World War. Sophie is a French girl who faces her fear bravely and who trust the process.
You don’t have to figure it all out today.
Take a moment. Breathe.
In that moment you will find your strength.
We forget how strong we are.
To be strong means to be not easily disturbed, upset or affected.
When we trust the process, we allow ourselves the luxury of not being disturbed or upset, by the current situation.
To be strong means to be in possession of just one match, but one which will make an explosion.
Take back your life.
Take back your power.
When we are brave, when we are strong, that is the moment we become smart.
When you trust the process, it means you will make the right decisions at the correct time.
To be smart is to gain knowledge and insight.
To be smart means to be ready.
You have within you everything you need to live a life, free from fear and anxiety.
You are brave. You are strong. You are smart.
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? Be brave even when you don’t feel like it.
? Make waves even when you feel insignificant.
? Don’t become less of you who are, for the comfort of others.
? Be well-informed. Use your knowledge to your advantage.
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❤️ From my heart to yours, thank you for reading.❤️
My name is Sonika Krüger , your typical Type A, introvert personality. I have multiple passions, one of which is my gorgeous family. I am the founder of Chic Bella. I am an Image Consultant and Stylist.
I am a teacher and a reverend. An avid reader and I am a Parisian at heart, but I am proudly South African.
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