Do you wish we lived in an ideal world? It would be lovely wouldn’t it?
If we did things such as being sick, down, depressed or disabled wouldn’t be a problem. But we don’t and it is.
Many of us through different physical or mental and emotional circumstances face hard times We would rather pull the bed cover over our head rather than face a “new” day.
We all have strategies – some positive, some negative – to handle what comes our way in life. Some wise, some not so much.
At this present time, I am inspired by a book that my hubby is currently reading on Henry Ford. How he garnered workers – even when sick and disabled to come and work. They would work in his factory from their beds or wheelchairs. The blind, crippled and mute. The sick were motivated and got well quicker by the system of self-worth Mr. Ford had engineered. The reward of being useful, being productive as well as having wages. This helped their state of mind as could be seen by the morale it engendered.
- Do you have goals?
- Do you think of what is new every morning?
- What inspires you?
- What do you like doing?
- What could you do?
- Do you understand that it is okay to do “baby steps” and not bite off more than you can “chew”.
- Who encourages you and is supportive? A friend, a family member, a church member or a member of your Faith, a coach, a mentor, a Counsellor, a Doctor? All have their place and can help you get back on track.
Be encouraged that where you are – many may very well have been in similar or an even worse situation. Don’t give up hope!