SucculentTerrariumJeffSheldon

Hi everyone!  I am sharing a different kind of post today because I had been thinking about it for a little while (read: long while) and I wanted to share some encouragement with you today!

I love to write about health and discovering new things that will help you along that journey in like (see:  the 80/20 Approach), but I also want you to know that I’m right there with you; learning, trying things, trying other things when those new things don’t work, etc.  Not just in health, but in my career, life, etc.  This website was originally set up as a place where I could talk to you about Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination (BIE), but I never guessed when I started it how much I would learn or be able to do!

I’ve never been more appreciative for the support and encouragement of friends!  When I started I thought maybe 3 people would ever read these:  my mom, my mother in law, and one friend.  But I’m so glad that I’ve been able to reach more people!  (Every single time someone says “oh, I really liked your article about …”  I am a)  very shocked they even read it, and b) very pleased that they did!)

The other day, I was nervously uploading a new YouTube video, and I was feeling a little blah, and not so sure about whether I should do it or not, and my husband asked me if I liked the video.  I said that I did, and then he rightly reminded me that if I’m trying to measure the success of my website or any part of my career just by numbers of views and statistical tools, I am missing the point of doing it.  It’s so easy to get sucked into that vortex of negative thinking and feeling discouraged.  He encouraged me that if I liked it, then I should upload it and not worry.  So, I did.

For a while, I hadn’t really felt that the recipe ideas I had were “good enough” for the blog, so I didn’t publish as many.  You might say that’s ok, and I would agree with you, but I want to give you the same encouragement that I received about it:  If you like the recipe, or the idea, or whatever you feel you should say, and you feel passionate about it, then write it out and say it.  In the end, if you aren’t having any fun and are just doing things out of either perceived duty or downright drudgery, then you need to strongly re-evaluate your rationale for doing them.  When you boil everything away, what is left?  If you’re doing it just to try to please people or make sure people know who you are then you’re going to end up being miserable.

Lots of people like to share what is going on in their lives on the internet, and other people avoid any social media platform as if it were a plague, and both choices are ok!  As long as you are making decisions in your life based on what is true and right and lovely, then you need to do those things.  Don’t force yourself to make “status” posts just for the sake of hoping other people will see them and “affirm” what you have said by “liking” it, or “retweeting” it, or “regramming”, or whatever else.  That is a surefire way to be very unhappy very quickly.  Even if not a single soul “likes” what you think doesn’t mean you should change your mind.

This is what I want to say to you today:  every one of you is made so special, and there are good things that have been planned in advance for you to be spending your time doing!

(I am so excited thinking about all the things that you will do that you don’t even know will happen yet!)

Don’t let anything, especially the internet, steal your joy.

Even though we may not think so, the internet is one of the most permanent places for things to happen in life.  If you think about it, every post I publish or status I make is saved not only on the platform I made it to, but also in cache websites and snapshots of the internet saved all over the world.  Be wise with your internet “self”.  It’s a “self” that is very permanent and can impact people a world away!  (Both exciting and…eerie).

All this to say;  I am still going to be posting here, and I do enjoy it very much, so thank you all for reading!

Leave me a comment below and let me know when you were really encouraged about something that had been getting you down!  Let’s share the encouragement around!

 

Take care, and have such a great day!

 

~ Lindsay

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With a background in nursing, Lindsay lives and works in Ontario, Canada.LindsayTurbull.com was created to encourage, inspire and to share life on the road to wellness and living life abundantly.Please make sure that you follow us on social media as well to get updates and other fun things.
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