Looking back over the last month, I am awed by how many changes have taken place in my life; some expected, many not. Often I find myself putting out one fire only to be running to or accidentally into another. It is in this that I found myself accomplishing things I may never have, if not for being catapulted (for lack of better words) into this sea of newness. My Daddy used to say, "Well Baby Girl, you better swim; cause if you don't...you gon drown."
I am swimming a lot lately without being able to float much. Even though it feels as if the waves keep coming, I have learned some things about moving forward without being forewarned or prepared, I am being stretched in unprecedented ways.
Here we go. Think about these things as you work to overcome your challenges.
1. Trust Yourself - Every moment that was great and not so great, lead to transitioning moments. Every lesson learned prepares us for things we had no idea we would need.
2. Maintain Realistic Expectations - You may have to shift commitments and responsibilities while you are in this season of your life. Use your energy wisely.
3. Don't be Afraid to Ask for Help - We are not designed to do it all ourselves. Prioritize what your needs are and where you can get the support to be successful.
4. Find Balance - Although you may consumed with the transition or challenge. Ensure you still find time to breathe, relax, enjoy life and the things that bring you happiness.
5. Keep Fear in Check - What would you do if you weren't afraid? Fear can be paralyzing, but it also is misleading. Fear lies and paints an untrue picture. Keeping a realistic and optimistic perspective checks fear and keeps it in its place, nowhere near you.
How will face your next sink or swim experience?
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I strive to live life at the highest of my potential and work to support others in doing the same. These are some thoughts and reflections along the way.