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You're Not Alone: How to Deal When Life Gets Hard

January 18, 2022

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Have you ever felt like this?

It’s Monday morning. You’re lying in bed, in the same milkshake-stained comfy pants that you’ve worn all weekend, positively dreading the day ahead. You feel burned out. Anxious. Maybe even a bit depressed.

While you wait for motivation to strike (or for a macchiato to magically appear), you grab your phone and scroll through your Instagram feed. There, smiling back at you, are dozens of shiny, happy influencers full of energy and enthusiasm.

How are they ALWAYS so positive and productive? You wonder. Have they cracked some secret code to eternal joy and motivation?

You wish you could be positive and productive all the time, too — but for the love of cannolis, you’re a human being with problems and feelings, not a robot. And today, you don’t feel like crawling out from under the covers.

If you can relate, you are NOT alone. This struggle is so common — especially these days — which is why I chose this question from Joanna to answer in today’s MarieTV:

“How do you go about your daily life when you feel depressed or unmotivated? Do you just push yourself and smile through the pain? Please share your secret to functioning through hard times.”

Spoiler Alert: I’m not happy and productive all the time. But I DO have a secret to showing up and giving my most authentic best, even when I’m in a dark place.

In today’s MarieTV, I share:

  • My personal mantra to get through my darkest moments
  • 2 powerful words that can instantly lift the weight from your shoulders
  • 3 stories of hope from real folks who eliminated overwhelm and lifted their depression

This may be the most deeply personal thing I’ve ever revealed on MarieTV. I hope it helps you feel more supported and far less alone.

DIVE DEEPER: Here are 3 more ways to get unstuck, plus the secret to staying motivated — especially when you’re not seeing results.

Now, let’s turn this insight into action.

Grab a journal and take 5 minutes to reflect on a time when you were struggling with overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, or sadness.

  • What was going on in your life at that time?
  • How did it make you feel?
  • What method(s) helped you show up and do what you needed to do? (e.g. a book, mantra, meditation, program, self-care practice, advice, outside help, etc.)

Next, share your favorite method in the comments below.

This is a no-judgment zone. Please, be gentle with yourself and others in the comments. No one approach is going to work for every person, and that’s okay. The goal here is to crowdsource ideas and share support. In doing so, you might spark a change for someone else, find a new approach that could work for you, or both!

And if you want even more tools and support to overcome overwhelm and live the joyfully productive life you deserve — including live coaching with me — I hope you’ll join us for Time Genius.

Mary Lynn calls it, “One of the most transformative things I’ve ever done for my mental health.” Doors are closing soon, so get in while you can.

No matter how you show up today, remember: your best really is good enough. Promise.


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