If you haven't noticed, I've been trying to inspire with my blog posts lately. It's my hope that you can read any of the last few posts in the morning and take it into your day with a new perspective. With a tool that you might not have otherwise had to face the day.
I've been writing like this because I think I've needed those tools myself.
Lately, the writing for Raise Hell has been going slowly. Little frustrations nag at me for hours or days and I can't shake them. I've been more negative towards people than I've been in a while. Not necessarily outwardly, but the thoughts are there.
It's not the person I want to be.
I want to be who I've been on this blog. I want to inspire and encourage and be a light and maybe make somebody's day just a little bit better.
It's not always easy to do that. I am not, by defaults, a positive person. It is a forced perspective.
But before you think that's a bad thing, well, don't. Just because it's not natural doesn't mean it's not good. Most days, watching all the way to the end of Netflix would feel more natural than getting up early to write. It doesn't make that good.
I've been listening to a lot of pop music lately. I put iTunes Radio on the Pop station and just let the Ariana Grandes and Andy Grammers and the MisterWives just wash over me. I'm filling my head with upbeat music. It's artificial positivity, sure, but we already talked about faking it until you make it.
It's a hard world out there. Plenty of things can get you down.
It's your choice to get back up.