“What does being ‘strong’ mean to you?”
To me, strong can mean multiple things. Strong can mean being physically strong, or it can mean being mentally strong. Being able to push through adversities. Persist in the face of failure. Or am I getting confused with the def of achievement motivation from my psych exam last week 🧐 Regardless, it doesn’t matter what strong means to me, but what it means to you. How that word makes you feel. How you choose to characterize yourself. I have no idea if I’m making any sense, as I woke up depressed today and slept all day. I’m fine. I know how to recognize when I get this way and what things have worked in the past to get me out of it. It’s not nearly as bad as it can be. However, my head is killing me, so I highly recommend not sleeping all day (I literally woke up and ate, and fell back asleep, then repeated that a couple times and only left my place to pick up pizza 🙃). I’m going to try and make it to the gym tomorrow and do leg day (which was supposed to be today) because it helps me feel strong. The gym helps me to feel both physically and mentally strong. Knowing I can push myself to up my weight one more level, or hit one more rep, and then actually accomplishing that when I felt that the chances were slim, is a feeling I crave.
People will try and tear you down for feeling strong. Don’t let that stop you. We should be SUPPORTING one another, not tearing each other down. Why can’t we all be happy for each other when we accomplish a personal goal. One person’s success doesn’t change your own. Even if you were going for the same job, etc., I believe that if you didn’t get that position, it wasn’t meant to be. Something better will come along. I know not everyone believes this, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I want to make a community that’s inclusive and supportive. #weareallinthistogether
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