Life doesn’t always exactly align in my favor. Somedays it feels like my whole world is crashing down, sometimes I spill my coffee all over my clothes the minute I get to work, sometimes I just wake up grumpy. But who doesn’t? During these times, I like to remember I have survived 100% of my worst days. WE have survived 100% of our worst days. I don’t know about you, but that kind of makes me feel like a badass bitch that can handle anything. Come at me universe! Okay, but not really please because I already cried once this morning over hitting a butterfly with my car. This is a reminder to myself and maybe for you too if you’ve had some bad days, weeks, or maybe even months.

1. Again. WE HAVE SURVIVED 100% OF OUR WORST DAYS. This past year, my brother died, and he was one of my best friends, I got out of a toxic relationship that I knew was unhealthy but tried to make it work for close to two years, I looked in the mirror and used to despise what I saw looking back at me. There were days I didn’t think I would make it through, but I did. I do. And I will. I am growing, blossoming into the best and most beautiful person I can be. I’m not gonna let spilling coconut oil all over my $100 Lulu leggings ruin my day. (okay, actually, I think this is an exception). I’ve learned that healing and growing isn’t running through a patch of sunflowers. For me, it was bawling on my bedroom floor screaming at myself thinking I was crazy but still being strong enough to pick myself up and evaluate what was making me feel this way and fix it. You can too.

2. Do Not Underestimate Yourself. Believe in yourself. Trust me, I know. Sometimes the idea of believing in Santa Claus seems more realistic than giving yourself a chance. But try anyway, believe that you can make today better. Think of what is making today bad. Sometimes, for me it’s all in my head and maybe it’s that way for you too. Take an inhale. Right now. One… Two… Three… Hold. Four seconds. Feel those emotions. Exhale. One…Two… Three… Four… Let it go. Let the bullshit go. Believe in yourself for once.

3. Remember: We’ve all been here. And look! you’re still breathing. Despite these days we have and will go through, whatever it is you are currently working through. God, The Universe, Mother Nature, whatever you want to call it knew you were ready for this. Knew you were strong enough to make it through. We create our own realities kiddos, and sometimes we do a real shitty job. We can learn from these bad days, and we can blossom, so keep your head up and keep going. You are worth it.