Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kick Dirt in it and Shout "F You, is That All You Got?"



"You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for all of them."
~ J. Askenberg ~



Kick dirt in it and shout "F you, is that all you got?"

We have all heard the saying 'Fall down seven times, get up eight'. How do we know that the eighth time will be the last time? What guarantees does life give us that we will stop getting knocked down? The answer is, there are no answers to these questions. We have to just keep getting up and moving forward looking for the positive light ahead. 

Sometimes it feels like life gives us more than we can handle. We can sink lower and lower as challenges and problems come in rapid fire succession. It is all to easy to fall into a pattern of excepting defeat and allowing ourselves to stay down instead of preparing for another blow.   

This is where you have to realize that your brain is being rewired to accept and be comfortable or feel safer in your dark place. This similar to what happens when you are making good nutrition decisions and exercising. The neuro-pathways in your brain adapt to your patterns and fire in the order which it now believes you want to go. Believe it or not, it is easier to change to bad habits that it is to good. 



Think about a muddy slope for just a minute. If you are at the top and sit down and give yourself a push, how long will it take to reach the bottom. Now picture trying to claw your way back up. You would have two choice; sit there and wallow in the mud (which you probably will do for a while), or you could patiently climb out. 

Don't be afraid or to proud to ask for a hand up at these times. Trust me it sucks being stuck there and it sucks worse to be there alone. The thing is that you are not really alone at all but good luck convincing yourself of that. Most times you can not see the mud on the outside but if you look a person in the eyes with an empathetic heart, you can see it there. 

Let's take care of each other and once we get out of the hole that has imprisoned us, kick dirt in it and shout "F you, is that all you got?" Keep your eyes and heart open to others. Ask for help if you need it, offer help if you are able. As always, thank you for joining in my sojourn through life. 

     

Link to Resources:

http://defeatthestigmaproject.org/helpful-links/






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