Talk, watch and listen to other naturals uplifting stories
There are times when you may feel like giving up or just simply saying this is not for me. I found myself wanting to feel the success of others hoping it would rub off on me.
I would watch and read about countless naturals with stories and before long I was so pumped up at the possibilities there was no one going to stand in my way of success.
Just like negativity is contagious, so is positivity. Surround yourself with positive people with the same goals. Listen, watch and talk with others that will help elevate you to even higher levels.
Don’t always trust how you feel
Truth – some days just weren’t great days for me and that would spill over into my transition. Although I had the had help of my hair stylist as I transitioned, some days were just more challenging than others.
One day I would be all excited then the next I would look in the mirror like what am I going to do with these two textures. One thing I learned was that these concerns I had always worked themselves out.
It wasn’t even necessary for me to waste time on how I was feeling as everything was always fine in the end. If you do have a valid or serious concern address it, but do not get caught up in your feelings especially on bad days.
Cluttered Mind = Cluttered Life
If your mind is all over the place and busy with many things it will definitely hinder your transition phase and overall natural hair journey. Let’s be real everyone is busy these days with very little time to focus on our hair 24/7.
We just weren’t designed to be successful with so much junk in our heads. Now I am not saying ignore everything else in your life and become hair obsessed as moderation is always key.
What I am saying is living a well-balanced life is a direct reflection of your mind. I am sure many are familiar with the passage “Where the mind goes, the man follows”.
Keep your mind clear and your thoughts in a good place and you will experience a really great natural hair journey even when you hit bumps in the road.
Transitioning is not as bad as it may seem and if you are struggling skim over these 5 points and ask yourself do I fall into any of these categories? What has helped you get through your transition phase?