The secret of change is to Focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. Socrates
Recently I have had some health challenges that prevented me from keeping up with you on this happy thoughts blog.
It made me feel quite depressed, mostly unhappy. Because the many things that I could do before I became unwell, that I couldn’t do.
Then I got a change in my thyroid medicine and some other issues were addressed as well.
As my mood increased I began to understand that I needed to focus not on what I used to be able to do, but what I could do now.
And that’s the way it goes sometimes. Sometimes having a happy thought means not just been uber positive, but letting oneself go through the tunnel of Darkness; and ones natural Instinct for optimism and survival will eventually see you through.
As Socrates said focus on the now. Don’t fight what you can’t do that you used to do. Take those baby steps if you need to get back into good health mentally, spiritually and physically.
Bit by bit you will eventually get better. Be grateful for whatever you have at any point in time. There is always something to be grateful for. And then put in the effort, as you are able, to bring yourself back into balance, and once again enjoying life. Take those baby steps if you need to. Exercise to the extent that you can. Read and listen to positive material as soon as you are able.
Progress doesn’t have to be made in leaps and bounds. Have supportive people around you as you come back to your self.
Have you ever felt like you were in a dark place? And you really regret not functioning as you did in your old life? How did you resolve that? If we can move on – one step forward two steps backwards sometimes, with patience and gratitude you can climb that hill & be here now with joy and enthusiasm.
And that’s it for today.
Here’s an audio version of the podcast on this subject!