I know I don’t know you, but I see you. I get you. And I know you’re a survivor.
You’ve been through so much your life could be a movie, though you don’t always feel like the hero of your story, or always want to be.
Because sometimes you feel tired of being strong. Tired of wounds to heal, problems to solve, and crises to avert.
Sometimes you wish that it was all easier. That the ups and downs of life would stop so you could finally breathe, relax, and be.
I get that; I’ve wished that many times, both when I was deep in the throes of depression and bulimia and in my current life as a mom to two young kids. When life feels like a landmine of triggers and obstacles, I often wish I could turn it all off.
That I could end the cycle of hurting and healing. That I could stop struggling, striving, and, sometimes, feeling.
But I realized a while back that I was wishing for was a flat line—which means not living at all.
And I want to live.
I want to feel the exhilaration that lives on the other side of fear; the pride that’s possible after growing through struggle; and the satisfaction of knowing I am doing something good with what was done to me.
I want to face the hard times with resilience and grace; embrace the good times fully because I’ve let the pain crack me open; and end my life knowing I (mostly) showed up—I tried, I gave my all, and I did the best I could with this sometimes painful but precious life.
So yes, I want to be the hero of my story. I want my life to be one hell of a ride, and I want the same for you.
That’s why I created my new Inner Strength Journal—to help us get up and get stronger when life knocks us down so we can get a lot more out of life. And I’m excited to announce that it launches today!
It’s a creative, empowering, interactive tool designed to foster resilience physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
With writing and doodle prompts scattered throughout, the journal can help you protect your energy, manage your emotions, and take good care of yourself so you feel your best—and feel prepared for the worst.
I also put together a companion eBook, including forty of the site’s most helpful posts on overcoming hard times, as a FREE gift—and today is the last day to get instant access with purchase.
Over these past several weeks I’ve shared six free downloads as companions to this journal— tools to help us focus on what we can control, be good to ourselves when we’re struggling, and take our power back from everything that holds us down.
Many of you emailed to let me know how much you needed and appreciated these resources.
If you enjoyed those reminders and worksheets, I have a feeling you’ll benefit immensely from the journal as well.
Because yes, you are a survivor, but I’m guessing that, like me, you want to do more than survive. You want to thrive. You want to brave the ups and downs with perspective and emotional awareness so that you don’t have to keep pushing yourself to be tough—because life won’t feel so tough.
Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal can help you do just that. Click here to order your copy and get instant access to Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Overcoming Hard Times: Stories and Tips to Help You Cope with Life’s Biggest Challenges. Offer ends today!
About Lori Deschene
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, and the upcoming Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.