If you are feeling down or possibly find yourself in a downward spiral..take a moment. First off, realize that you are NOT alone! Finding yourself at the bottom may not be a bad thing at all. When you are at the bottom there is no where else to go but up! So, let’s look at some ways you can do that:
Be creative – today’s economy which is not in a very good state is actually forcing individuals to be more creative. No, I don’t mean picking up a craft such as needle-point but that’s not a bad idea either. Many are using their creative minds and skills to make an extra income. Some are actually looking for ways to make an income since their jobs have been jeopardized. So, what can you do to make extra money? Put on your creative thinking hat and start developing a plan. Again..this is not the time to stay down…look up, look up!
Start over – perhaps you are depressed over your weight or the lack of motivation to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, use this time to start over! After all, the winter months are the most difficult to stick to resolutions. Once the weather starts to warm up you have the incentive to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Consider the season of Spring a brand new start! Dust off your walking shoes, or replace the rusty chain on your bike and let’s get moving!
Reach out – one of the most difficult things for people to do when they have found themselves in a downward spiral is to reach out for help. As difficult as it may sound it is something you must do. Don’t allow the depression to take over your mind, and your actions. Reach out for help. If those around you don’t understand then keep looking. Many times the one’s closest to you can not see outside of the bubble. Find someone or a group of individuals that you can confide in and ask for help. You don’t have to do it all alone! Stop thinking that you do and you are on your way up!
Set aside the fear – This is one of the most difficult things you will have to conquer while at the bottom. However, even those individuals that seem to be on the top and rising still have to deal with this monster called – fear. It’s time for you to walk away from the fear, shrug off the resistance that is hold you down and move forward. This fear will keep you from trying something new, it will keep you from dreaming and will keep you down in the pit of despair. This is a brand new start for you and you alone will determine if you will give in to the fear or resist against it!
It’s time to grow! Just as the spring flowers are starting to bloom so should you. Use this time to get out of your comfort zone, the zone that perhaps lead you down the path you find yourself in today. Leave the past where it belongs and look ahead. Will you lose friends? With your new outlook it is very possible that you will lose the ‘friends’ you have now but that’s a good thing. You new outlook will bring people into your life that understand and will encourage you to keep growing.
This is the season for you to grow. This is the season for you to prove to yourself that you can succeed. You can succeed in your business, in your relationships, in your health and in your life in general. It only takes one thing for you to start moving up. What is that one thing? It is not something you can purchase or borrow. It is something that is within each and every one of you. That thing that I am referring to is strength. This strength is not the type that will help you lift 150 pound or more above your head. This strength is much stronger and it lives in all of you.
Once you can tap into that strength that has been given to you, you will soar. I believe in you but that’s not merely enough. You must believe in you! So don’t linger at the bottom. Brush off the dust, roll up your sleeves and get to work. This is the season of growth and it’s time for you bloom!