It wasn't until I started running almost 13 years ago that I started to be able to fight those negative thoughts. Don't get me wrong it didn't just up and go away. I fight it still, but if I run and stay active it's easier to feel positive to feel that I AM ENOUGH.
My number one fear is that I will fail. Fail as a mom, a nurse, a wife, a friend. When I have a bad run I look and see what I can learn from it. Did I push to hard, not hydrate well, under or overtrain etc. running has helped me look at other difficult situations in my life when I've been overwhelmed and frustrated and be able to learn from it. Am I perfect at it? No but I'm a lot better now than I used to be.
I continue to grow through running, through being a mother, wife, and the many other hats I wear on a daily basis. I'm happier and I continue to tell myself I AM ENOUGH.
What are you afraid of? What mantra do you use to fight through? Is running a tool you use to fight the fear?