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Beating Your Head Against the Wall
If I told you to run headfirst into a brick wall, would you? Probably not. Yet, metaphorically, most of us do it day after day, week after week, year after year. We repeat the same behaviors, bemoaning the results and expecting different outcomes. Trapped in miserable relationships and jobs that do not support our needs, we lack the courage to take a leap of faith. Change is terrifying. We came to terms with our pain and fear that jumping from the frying pan would plunge us into the flame. Taking a chance could be worse than enduring our misery. Pessimistic, we remain stuck, never considering that something better is waiting for us. Phoenix rose from the ashes with renewed youth and energy. With determination, we can transform. Possibilities are limitless.
If you think that I sound like Pollyanna, I understand. It is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, when you cannot see where to take your next step. Change does not happen overnight, but the process can begin immediately. First, listen to your heart. Where would you like to be in five years? What career would you like to pursue? There are online courses, community colleges and training programs that tailor classes around your work schedule. If you are in an abusive relationship, seek help and counseling.
Life is packed with disappointments, lessons, loss and sorrow, but also joy, excitement, pleasure and love. You deserve to be happy. You were not put on this planet to be a victim. Take charge and create the life you were meant to live. Only you know what that is. Enjoy the journey. Bon Voyage!
9/11- the world grieves, which reminds us of personal losses. I am reposting this video that I put together a couple of months ago, hoping that it will help at least one person deal with the pain of loss.
Hurt and Disappointed
When life deals a gut wrenching blow, self-care is vital. The sick feeling in the pit of your stomach indicates that it is time to give yourself a hug. Below are some techniques for healing.
- Eat comfort food
- Snuggle under your favorite blanket
- Pet your dog or cat.
- Go for a walk, run or other exercise that you like
- Call a friend
- Go to bed early
We cannot control others’ actions, but we can control how we respond to them. It is important to remember that you are a survivor and this too will pass.
Sending much love to all.