As you awake you find yourself wishing you could pull the covers up over your head and hide. You are not ready to face another day filled with struggles, complications and challenges. You’re constantly worried, stressed and in fear about what is currently happening (or not happening) in your life and with your friends and family.
Mentally, you begin to solve problems…both your own and those you care about. Your mind begins to wonder down a rabbit hole towards until suddenly your mind is filled with negative thoughts, confusion and indecision. You’re frustrated but you know you have to pull up your bootstraps and put on a happy face. So you do it.
You do your best to pretend that everything is okay. You try not to worry about all the things that are going wrong in your life and in the world, but deep down you feel like you are drowning and fighting for air. You feel trapped with no light at the end of the tunnel. Every step forward feels like three steps back. You feel like no one understands you, leaving you isolated, alone and unsupported.
Many women strive every day to meet the expectations that have been placed upon them. Afraid of appearing weak, she puts on a mask for the world pretending that everything in her life is wonderful. But within she struggles daily with anxiety and depression. She holds on to the past and clings to the future unable to fully enjoy the moment. True happiness seems out of reach.
When the turmoil of life overtakes you, here are a few simple steps to increase your happiness now.