In my regular life (pre-breast cancer) I had a routine to start my day by reading something positive that would inspire me to keep my thoughts fine tuned in a direction that would serve me well.
I read a lot of books, would seek out quotes on the internet and read articles in spiritually based magazines.
Staying inspired has always been my secret weapon to stay ahead of the curve emotionally, spiritually and even physically while navigating any of life’s challenges that inevitably appear, sometimes without warning.
What I have noticed since being absorbed with Chemo and the wide variety of side effects and challenges that it has brought to my experience is that I haven’t had the energy or mental focus to seek out my usual inspiration to get through the day.
Today, however, I randomly saw a quote that I had written and took the time to pause to take in the meaning and feel the impact.
As it turns out, it was a perfect reminder to myself right now as I feel weaker and more ill than I did several days ago, to not be brought down by it.
Since my heart was apparently open to being inspired, I sought out more of my own previously recorded wisdom and found myself feeling a bit of a boost.
What I know to be true about humans is that it is when we are challenged it is often easier to focus on what is wrong and gradually give up hope than it is to seek out any and all positive thoughts and inspiration.
Seeking out my own inspiring advice previously shared with others so that I can absorb it for myself is a very positive step in the right direction in my recovery. Although my physical symptoms persist, I feel better.