Note to self: GET EXCITED

Get excited about simply LIVING. It is a blessing to wake up every morning. We all have bad days, but try to remember this truth and do something that excites you. Hands down, the best way to help me get excited about living is to take a vacation and plan that vacation. Type ideas into the notes on your phone so that you can refer back to your excitement list when you need a few reminders of things to be excited about!



1. Confidence

When you come out on the other side, you can be more confident! It is such a great feeling when you power through something instead of giving up. Feeling proud of yourself = confidence = more drive and energy to accomplish dreams and goals. Feed yourself with this type of energy. It is up to you. CHOOSE CONFIDENCE. You made it through, be proud. If you still haven’t made it through…this is a reminder of what you have to look forward to.

2. Experience

If you start to look at difficult situations as opportunities to gain experience, you will learn that you have more strength than you thought you had. It is in you. It is in all of us. Sometimes it takes a difficult situation for us to find it within us. Once you find it, tell yourself that you have gained new skills for when other difficult situations come up in life….because they will. Think of athletes…they train to prepare and use the experience they gain in their training for when it is time to fight!


Difficult times teach us to appreciate the people and things in our lives….. if you let it. If you can, try to make a list of everything that is going RIGHT in your life. Look at this list and it will help you remember that you do have things to be grateful for. If you only focus on that one struggle you are facing and let it consume your mind, that is the only thing you will focus on and obsess about and that is a recipe for depression. It will literally BLOCK you from remembering that your situation is not the only thing that matters. I caught myself doing this recently and it was humbling to remember that the world doesn’t revolve around me and my problems. At the end of the day, it helped remind me how blessed I am and how blessed we all are to simply be alive.

I hope this gives you hope and courage to power through a difficult situation that you are going through.

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

― Robert H. Schuller