What to Do When You’re Feeling Down

I’ve had a couple of challenging weeks. One day this week, I was out for a walk and I realized that I felt like a victim of life. I felt like a bunch of bad things were happening to me that I didn’t seem to have any control over.

Later, I was talking with one of my support people and she pointed out that it seemed like I needed to do some things that would make me feel like a grown, bad-ass woman – actions that would make me feel in control, empowered and independent.

So, I started making a list in my head of things I could do that would make me feel empowered. Some of them were easy, some hard. Some of the hard actions became easier when I saw them as a way to feel stronger.

Here are some actions from my list: Going for a 20 minute run without stopping, making a killer dinner, dressing up and going to the theater or a concert, cleaning the whole house in one day, asking a potential new friend out, finishing a long forgotten project, paying my bills, folding my laundry and rocking out to tunes at the same time, getting in the car and driving somewhere different, and completing my to do list.

How can you be a bad-ass woman too? You already are. You just need to remind yourself that you are by doing bad-ass things. What says bad-ass woman to you?

What makes you feel strong and empowered? I want to hear!

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