What to do when your heart aches

I never thought of myself as a sad person or a person with depressive thoughts but my mind has been out to the test this past month; it’s been around three weeks that I can’t sleep well at night and the last five days got a bit dark on my side…not wanting to get out bed, not talking, not interacting and just going about my routine and work life because I had to, without any desire to really do anything. Wondering why we didn’t post anything during Thanksgiving break? this is the reason and it scares me. It scares me how our mind can control our everyday.

Yesterday, I had a better day… I worked, worked out, read a book about marketing and stayed active all day. Today though, I fell back to the scary side. Woke up because I had to, went to a meeting because I needed to, finished my to-do list because it’s my job and then it was 5pm and it hit me… I did everything I needed to do but didn’t really enjoy the ride through-out the day.

It’s definitely difficult feeling happy, staying grateful and seeing the bright side of things when your heart aches. I didn’t know you could feel your heart crumble inside of you but now I know it’s possible. It’s difficult following your dreams when your mind takes you back to your darkness but somehow we need to find a way. I need to find a way. How? I don’t have all the answers yet – This will be a journey for me. Luckily, the name of our business is A Hint of Life; right? reading, studying and sharing with you will be my therapy.

For now, these are the steps I’m taking to keep my mind busy and positive 🙂

  • Kayla Itsines 12 week program and today was the start of my second week.
  • Reading the book Contagious – If you are in marketing/advertising/design READ THIS BOOK!
  • Starting back up my Italian classes on the weekend
  • Signed up to #ShineOn – They send you positive thoughts every morning. Today I received my first one and it was right on point. Click here to sign-up 🙂

If you have any tips or have gone through something similar please leave me a comment below or email be at ahintoflifeblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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Xo, Belen

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Belen – sending you lots of good vibes! Drink lots of water, stretch, smile, and take it one day at a time!

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Thank you! <3

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Love you Always, Keep the faith. God Bless

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Hey Belen! I love this post and how honest and vulnerable it is. I have been feeling like this lately too, mostly in my personal life. (Throwing out all of life’s questions and wondering if the decisions I’m making today will positively impact my future. It’s a lot!) The way I stay sane (ish) is by listening to podcasts, drinking tea, (I used to play soccer, so I’m hoping to get back into that), talking to my mom, and remembering that times of trouble or when we feel down are only temporary. I listened to a TED talk this morning called “Why you should define your fears instead of your goals,” and it really made me think of the thought process I go through when setting goals and making decisions. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5J6jAC6XxAI

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