Have you ever felt frozen in your life? Like you just couldn't do anything? Maybe because of depression, or maybe you felt overwhelmed by how much had fallen on your plate, or you were afraid of what was next, or exhausted, or just unmotivated and over it.
If you have, and you've told someone about it, you know there are three types of people.
There's the person who responds in the, buck up sunshine, it could be worse, get it together kind of way (not helpful).
There's the person who jumps in and starts wallowing with you. You're right, life is so hard and this sucks and I don't know if you can do it, either (it can be helpful to commiserate with someone, but if it stops there, also not helpful).
And then there's the person who looks at you and says, you can do it. I believe in you (ding ding ding).
We could all use a little more of that third person in our lives, so that's what I wanted to throw at you today.
So hey. You can do it.
That to-do list that you have to do, but keeps getting longer and longer...you can do it.
The overwhelming amount of responsibilities that you shouldn't have to deal with alone, but certain circumstances have made it that way...you've got this. I know you do.
The work project you were volunteered for and feel like you are in way over your head...you are going to work hard and be so successful.
The degree you've been chipping away at forever and think might actually be the death of you...you're going to finish strong.
The dream that you're so afraid of failing at that you can't bring yourself to start...get started, because you can do it.
Whatever you're dealing with today...a kitchen full of dirty dishes or a broken relationship or a job hunt or a big dream or a scary deadline...you. can. do. it. It may take a lot of hard work, but good news: You can work hard! It may take longer than you hoped, but that's fine. It may be messier than you thought for, but that's okay.
Whatever it is that you need to do today, you can do it. I believe in you.
And then, once you've done it...the big, hovering, intimidating thing, you get to turn to someone else who is also frozen and say, Hey! You've got this. You can do it too.
So go forth with your second (third) cup of coffee and just do it. Because you can.