Complaining & The Pity Party

Hey friends,

I hope you’re all having an amazing week!!

To be honest I’ve struggled the last couple of weeks, can I be real with you about that? Sometimes even the most positive of people have some downer days.  I’m owning that & sharing it!

For some reason I don’t enjoy the long Summer break.  Nothing is the same.  And it’s just so LOOOOONNNNGGG, am I right?!

I think it goes back to the school holidays as a kid, I didn’t like being out of routine & no one was around to play with & even if they were they didn’t seem to think to include me, boo hoo right!?

Anyway, pop on top a sick child & I’ve really been showing up a lot at my very own pity party lately.

Sick Sweet Bea

Sweet Bea was so sick with an ear infection, her Daddy is so sweet to hold her like this as she wouldn't settle in her cot.


I started following Zig Ziglar on Facebook & some quotes he put on just made me laugh at myself a little (a lot). I laughed because I’ve already forgotten the things I need to do to help myself through the low times which we all have sometimes.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar
“The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.”
-Zig Ziglar

Can I have an AMEN to that?!  Soooo true.

Last year I went through a hard time with PNA (you can read my guest post about it HERE), & during that time I was taught some tools for dealing with stress, anxiety & panic.  I know I need daily reminders of motivation to help me through.

Did life suddenly get easier? No, of course not! So when did I decide to stop motivating myself & being positive? I don’t have an answer friends except I guess old habits die hard!

Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated when we’re out of our normal routine, it takes practice & dedication to stay positive.

Thankfully I’ve been reminded today by that still small voice to think about the tools I learnt when I was working my way through PNA last year.  Motivational quotes helped me a lot!  Whenever I feel myself starting to go back downhill again I need to look up these quotes that help me focus on bringing gratitude to God for how far I’ve come & where I’m going.

“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
Zig Ziglar

If I put as much energy into praying for others & reading hope filled blogs, articles & scripture as I do into complaining in my head I think I’d get a lot more accomplished.

Whatever you’re doing over this Summer hols have a great time, because you deserve it! You really, really do.

Enjoy the sunshine

Lizzie XO


8 thoughts on “Complaining & The Pity Party”

  1. I think that we all have had times where the motivation isn’t there. Laughing at ““People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” That put a smile on my face.

  2. It made me laugh out loud Kathy & I realised how tiredness (my trigger) had dragged me down again, it’s a daily thing we need to do to motivate & count our blessings, this quote was a good reminder for me

  3. Hi Lizzy, 1st time I actually had time to read one of these. 2nd it strikes me as odd that people would exclude you. We think you’re fab. 3rd, I’m reminded reading this of why I run. Running* is a great way to hit the reset button and get out of your own head (can be a dangerous place to loiter without intent). When you run you realise that running echoes life. Sometimes you’re in a rhythm and you feel like you can run forever, sometimes it’s a slog. Either way, the more you keep at it the better you get and if you worry about how you feel about your last run you won’t get out again. Sometimes in life you’re going through the motions and THAT’S FINE. Other times you’re in rhythm and you’re loving life. Either way, it’s just a phase with a new phase awaiting round the corner. 🙂

  4. Thanks your comment was just what I needed to hear. Staying in the moment & moving forwards are things that defintely go hand in hand with running & exercise! I don’t think I’m being excluded necessarily, at least not on purpose, I do feel that I/we are not always included though so that’s something I’d love to see change. As with most things I know the change starts with me & my attitude! We think you’re fab too, all of you

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