Affiliate links may be used in this post. I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through my affiliate link. Read my full disclosure policy here.
How much have you thought about your own inner strength in the past month?
I don’t know a single person right now that hasn’t had to take some kind of brave action in the last couple of weeks. A brave action might be going to the grocery store. It might be staying home. It might be the heartbreaking decision to cancel an event or wedding. It might be having a hard conversation with a loved one. It might be feeling overwhelmed with fear and doubt and deciding to get up each day anyway.
All of these situations have elements of pain and fear, but they also have an element of inner strength.
This article is not about ten steps to develop inner strength. You don’t need ten steps, because the truth is that you already have it.
I want you to take a minute and maybe even get out a journal and think about the following questions:
- What challenges have you faced in the last month? How have you responded to them?
- Where have you shown inner strength that surprises you?
- Make a list of all of the ways you have shown your inner strength – this could be small or large actions, or even just your attitude each day.
Look back at your responses and really take in the information. Read them out loud to yourself. Share them with a close friend or partner. Share them with us below. Look at how strong you are! Our brains are wired to seek out negativity and challenges. So, it can be easy to overlook this or not give ourselves full credit. But I am seeing so much strength every day in my friends, family, and colleagues- and I know you have so much inner strength as well.
Recognizing your own inner strength may not change the difficulties of your situation. But it does help to remind you of your own resiliency and ability to overcome obstacles and take compassionate and thoughtful action. Times of crisis can shine a light on this resilience and strength and help us to understand ourselves and each other even better. As you reflect on your own inner strength, take a moment to thank yourself for showing up and being brave even when things are hard.