I consider myself a positive person. While I know life isn't always sunshine and rainbows, I take pride in my ability to maintain a positive perspective. But even with my positive outlook, 2020 was a doozy, and so far 2021 has started off in similar fashion. What once was normal is no longer, and we find ourselves in this ground hog day like world. If you're like me, you're missing social interactions, travel, adventure, and simply walking down the street to your go to spot for a bite to eat.
While I miss those things, the lessons learned from this past year are not lost on me. I've learned patience and resilience, flexibility and adaptation. And perhaps my favorite take away of all, something I've known but truly lived this past year, is that I CAN DO HARD THINGS. And so can you. In fact, you too have been doing hard things. Between working from home to facilitating virtual learning to social distancing to putting your mental health at the forefront, hard things are happening all around us. And whether we like it or not, these hardships have lessons embedded in them that we can carry with us in life.
As a small business owner in the field of mental performance, this year has been especially hard. The influx of new clients has all but dried up and youth sports leagues have been cancelled for months. It's been hard for sure, but HARD IS TEMPORARY. I remind myself of this often in my own life, and it's been the hottest topic in conversations with my current clients. Yes, this year is hard. But hard is temporary. I try to ask myself what I've learned this year, what I can do to prepare for "normal" life to return, and how I can use this time to better myself and my business.
How can you adopt this mantra? For some, it'll take a fake it til you make it approach. For others, maybe writing it down and posting it where you'll see it often. And for some, you may need more support. Either way, you can do hard things.
If you find yourself in a rut with the monotony of our current reality, or struggling to get through the hard stuff, try reminding yourself that not only can you do hard things, but hard is temporary! You got this!
DM me if you'd like to chat more about this or would like to set up some meetings.
Until next time...
Katie (McKee) Lovallo
Hey! I'm Katie, and I specialize in Mental Performance. I believe greatly in mindset and the role it plays in life.