Not my battle..

On how we must choose which battles to take on

Li

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There are plenty of times in life where we find ourselves in the middle of a battle, be it, emotional, physical, or spiritual. Battles come in all shapes, sizes and ways.

TYPES OF BATTLES

Sometimes they are a personal battle that we must face; a battle that we have to come through alone.

Sometimes these battles are with ourselves. These ones are the hardest to deal with, because there is no escape. I have fought, and am still fighting many battles with myself, so trust me when I say that I know it’s not easy.

ALONE AND BROKEN

A lot of these battles have left me feeling alone and broken, and almost unable to carry on, but as I’ve pushed through them, I can honestly say that there’s not one that I regret.

The truth is, that even in my lowest moments, these battles taught me some very valuable lessons. In those moments when I thought I really couldn’t go on, I found a little reserve of strength that I didn’t know I had.

TWO BATTLES

This week, I have been fighting two battles that have caused me three sleepless nights, nightmares, anxiety and tension headaches. I’ve worried and agonised over these two situations.

I’ve felt like I was losing my mind, and this afternoon, a very wise woman helped me to put my anxieties into perspective.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

She helped me to see that these battles are not necessarily mine and that I need to choose my battles wisely because my physical and mental health are too important to fight battles that were never mine to begin with.

I have come away from that discussion with a renewed sense of myself; with the knowledge that one of the battles that I’ve been agonising over all week isn’t mine, and that I just need to draw a line and let it go because if I don’t then it will make me ill.

FOCUS YOUR ENERGY

She showed me that I need to focus my energies on positive things, and my creative pursuits, rather than on things which aren’t my fight to begin with.

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Li

Writer, artist and crafter. Owner of Rainbow Butterfly Creative. The process of creating something brings me freedom. This is the blog of my life scars and all.