Sometimes life changes in ways we least expect it…
it can be a loss – a job, finances, home, a relationship, a marriage, a death
it can be a stress – too much work or too unstable conditions at work , a demanding boss, testy spouse, defiant child, confused teen, peer pressure
it can be an illness, an injury, chronic pain, fatigue
When change makes life too hard to bear, you need more than to be left alone, more than magic or prayers to make the stresses go away, more than a temporary safe place to hide, more than support from a kind and forgiving mentor.
What you really need, what really works, is to find within yourself the strength to persevere and be bigger than the things that seem to oppress you.
Don’t feel that the only way out is to have a more learned or capable person help you.
FEELING OVERWHELMED OR WEAKENED DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL OR DAMAGED.
This is more normal than you are led to believe. You are just in a hole caused by life. And you have the means to get out of the hole and get on top of life… even if you felt you never had that privilege.
You just need to know two things:
- it is NATURAL to feel low or dispirited when life seems too hard, and
- you have the power to rise to the challenge, not just fix it or wait it out.