My dear friend Joy was the first to say this to me and my good friend Wendy reinforced it. As a coach, I've always understood the concept that when you say Yes to something you are saying No to something else. But what happens when both choices feel hard. As in:
1. Waking up early to walk or do yoga can feel hard. Not feeling refreshed and physically energized feels hard.
2. Taking time for meditation or grounding can feel hard. Feeling scattered and anxious feels hard.
3. Telling someone how their words and actions hurt you can feel really hard. Allowing yourself to continuously feel devalued feels hard.
4. Letting go of anger or resentment feels very hard. Holding onto to self-destructive feelings feels hard.
Choose Your Hard. Whenever you are faced with what seems like an impossible circumstance look at your options, listen to your wise inner guidance and Choose Your Hard. When you choose what aligns with your values you will be far more likely to be loving and accepting of yourself.
What's the hard you are choosing today?