I know I don’t know you, but I see you. I get you. And I know you’re a survivor.
You’ve been through so much your life could be a movie, though you don’t always feel like the hero of your story, or always want to be.
You can sometimes feel weak and tired. Tired of problems to solve and wounds that need to be healed, as well as crises to avoid.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that life could be so much easier. You wish that all the trials and tribulations of your life would end so you can finally relax and breathe. Please be.
I get that; I’ve wished that many times, both when I was deep in the throes of depression and bulimia and in my current life as a mom to two young kids. It can be overwhelming to feel like life is full of obstacles and triggers.
To end the cycle between hurting and healing. It would allow me to stop trying, struggling and sometimes feeling.
But I realized a while back that I was wishing for was a flat line—which means not living at all.
Und ich will live.
I want to feel the exhilaration that lives on the other side of fear; the pride that’s possible after growing through struggle; and the satisfaction of knowing I am doing something good with what was done to me.
I want to face the hard times with resilience and grace; embrace the good times fully because I’ve let the pain crack me open; and end my life knowing I (mostly) showed up—I tried, I gave my all, and I did the best I could with this sometimes painful but precious life.
Yes, I would like to be the hero in my own story. It’s my dream life, and it is mine for you.
That’s why I created my new Inner Strength Journal—to help us get up and get stronger when life knocks us down so we can get a lot more out of life. And I’m excited to announce that it launches today!
It’s a creative, empowering, interactive tool designed to foster resilience physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
With writing and doodle prompts scattered throughout, the journal can help you protect your energy, manage your emotions, and take good care of yourself so you feel your best—and feel prepared for the worst.
I also put together a companion eBook, including forty of the site’s most helpful posts on overcoming hard times, as a FREE gift—and today is the last day to get instant access with purchase.
Over these past several weeks I’ve shared six free downloads as companions to this journal— tools to help us focus on what we can control, be good to ourselves when we’re struggling, and take our power back from everything that holds us down.
Many people emailed me to express their appreciation for these resources and how important they were.
If you enjoyed those reminders and worksheets, I have a feeling you’ll benefit immensely from the journal as well.
Because yes, you are a survivor, but I’m guessing that, like me, you want to do more than survive. You desire to live a life of purpose. You want to brave the ups and downs with perspective and emotional awareness so that you don’t have to keep pushing yourself to be tough—because life won’t feel so tough.
Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal can help you do just that. Click here to order your copy and get instant access to Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Overcoming Hard Times: Stories and Tips to Help You Cope with Life’s Biggest Challenges. Offer ends today!
About Lori Deschene
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, and the upcoming Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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