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Truth be told, we are all in need of a little inspiration. Our hearts could absolutely use a pep talk to feel empowered and inspired. Therefore, in order to speak life to your heart and soul, I am bringing you encouraging words to truly uplift and inspire you. Through sharing the FIVE things you need to hear right now, my hope is for you to feel encouraged and inspired. In order to go about your day feeling like you can accomplish the things you have set out to accomplish, all while feeling immense joy and peace in your life!
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I really wanna speak to you in the hustle and in the chaos today. To share a message of FIVE things you need to hear right now. With the complete hope of bringing you a few encouraging words. In order to speak to your heart. Additionally, to be a voice that encourages you to keep on keeping on and to feel good about yourself. No matter what kind of season of life you’re currently walking through.
The very, very first encouraging word that you need to hear right now is you are doing a great job. Please, let me tell you this, you are doing a great job. The reality is that you are doing ALL the things. You’re balancing oh so much, all while trying to take care of yourself and pour into the world around you at the same time.That’s amazing. You’re doing an amazing job.
The people in your life, they love you. They absolutely adore you, and are so thankful for all that you do because you are their person and you are here for them. Please know that you are doing a great job. Even in the moments that you feel like you are giving it 50%, or just 20%. Know that in THOSE moments, no matter what level that you are showing up in those moments, you are still doing a great job. So that’s the very first thing and word of encouragement that you need right now. To know that you are doing a great job.
The second encouraging word that you need to know right now is that the season you are currently in won’t last forever. The season you are currently in and your circumstances that you’re currently dealing with, they are not going to last forever. Now, that doesn’t mean this season isn’t hard. Nor, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t extreme challenges and stresses. It just means that this won’t last forever.
Therefore, feel encouraged by knowing that it is not always going to be this way. That the level of exhaustion that you’re feeling. Or how you’re feeling depleted and overworked and pulled into so many different directions and feeling a little lost. That’s not always going to be this way. That season is not always going to be here. There will be a better day. There will be things to look forward to that will feel more clear and will feel more joyful, and that what you are currently walking in is not going to be this way forever.
And when you know that and when you can realize that, it makes things a little easier. It makes the hard days a little bit more bearable by knowing that it’s not always going to be like this. Therefore, I’m gonna do the best that I can right now in this season, as messy as it is to try to find a sense of peace and to try to be present. To focus on being content in my life, in the moment, with the people that I’m doing life with.
Number three, the third encouraging word you need to hear right now is, your failure does not define you. The things that you have done that have not worked out, or the times in your life where you have messed up. The moments where you crossed a line that you shouldn’t have crossed, that failure doesn’t define you!
You probably think it does. Most likely, you are holding onto a lot of judgment and a lot of shame. Absorbed in the “should have, could have, would’ve” feelings and thoughts, and you need to know that your failure does not define you at all. Instead, how you recover and how you think of yourself now, and how you embrace your faults and imperfections – that’s what defines you.
How you have grown, how you have overcome. How you have walked through the messy and still stand strong, that’s what defines you. Your failure doesn’t define you.
Number four, the fourth encouraging word to hear right now is, your greatest victory will come once you step outside of your comfort zone. One more time, your greatest victory will come once you step outside your comfort. Your comfort zone can be safe, it can feel cozy, and warm. It’s a good place living in your comfort zone, but there’s more out there.
When you can take that step and take that leap and take that push or that very small, hesitant, big toe, move forward to get out of the comfort and walk a little bit more into what is uncomfortable. There’s really good things over there and it can be hard and it can be scary, but it’s because it’s hard and it’s scary that the victory is even more sweeter.
Please know that whenever you are uncomfortable, or whatever is out there that you’re a little afraid of. Once you go there, there’s a lot of great things in store for you. Your greatest victory will come once you step outside of your comfort zone.
And finally, number five, the fifth encouraging word to hear right now. You deserve to rest and to prioritize taking care of you now. The truth is you deserve to rest and you deserve to prioritize taking care of you. Therefore, let me be the voice to tell you that I know you’re doing all the things, serving all the people. Pouring your heart running on empty.
However, you must take care of yourself and you must rest and do the things that are gonna revive your soul. So slow down. It’s okay if certain tasks don’t get done. It’s okay if this idealized version of perfection in which you try to live through and have your home be in and your duties and jobs and responsibilities fulfilled by, it’s okay if they’re not perfect. They shouldn’t be. However, it’s absolutely necessary to make sure you are giving your body the rest that it needs and that you prioritize taking care of you. That is absolutely essential in order to live the life you are called to life – to prioritize taking care of you!
Those are the five things that you need to hear right now.
My hope through these encouraging words is to empower you. To encourage you to live your best life by making sure you are doing the things that you need to do so you can thrive. In order for you to find more joy. All so you can be more present each and every moment. To be more in tune with the people around you, all while doing the things you love and allowing the things you love to fill you up with even more joy. For that joy to overflow and flood the world around you.
I want these encouraging words to cheer you up. I want to be your cheerleader. Your very own pep talk, letting you know that, hey, today is going to be your best day. And that is my hope, and that is my intention. Cheering you on every single step of the way! Wishing you the absolute best day!