Last year was rough for me. I think the winter and seasonal depression brought me down at the beginning of 2015. And then I started feeling disconnected. I started doubting myself. I stopped enjoying my workouts. I didn’t really have direction. I didn’t love my work as much. I felt a little blah.
I kept trying to get myself out of the funk but despite my efforts, it felt like I couldn’t pull out (which was frustrating). I’m actually a high-functioning depressed person. I can still go through the motions. I can still have some happiness and joy. But it just feels HARDER.
I don’t have all of the answers yet…but I’m getting closer. I feel like a flower that made it through a tough and long winter and which is starting to push through the ground with a little bud.
The big change I made this year was that I decided to hire a life coach. I had been considering it for a while but I didn’t know any life coaches. And then, one popped RIGHT into my lap. Like literally came out of nowhere and into my life.
She’s been helping me navigate my life, my business, and my direction. We meet weekly and in addition, she’s given me some books that have really opened me up.
The reading I’ve been doing has made me excited again. It’s invigorated me. It’s helped me gain more clarity. It’s helped me remove the blocks that were holding me back. It’s helped me figure out where I want to go.
What a gift it’s been to me. So, rather than keep it to myself, I just wanted to share some of the books that have made the biggest impact on me. “The Fire Starter Sessions” is definitely at the top of my list. The title rings true…if you go through the workbook, it will LIGHT that fire within you.
“The Fire Starter Sessions” by Danielle LaPorte
“The Tapping Solution” by Nick Ortner
“The Game of Life and How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn (Free Audio)
“Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing form Abandonment” by Susan Anderson
I always like to share what I’m learning, how I’m growing, and what my life experience is at the moment. My hope is that I can encourage you to find your way and to live your best life.