Since my use of car metaphors has been successful in helping others prepare their own “chassis” for life’s journeys, it is not at all surprising that I turned once again to my own car interior to find needed inspiration.
During your journey through life, please take comfort in knowing that, despite the impending storm outside, you have full control of your steering wheel and control panel.
Why would this be reassuring? Well despite the hazardous driving conditions that life throws your way, a fate certainly out of your hands, peace of mind would come with the knowledge that you are the pilot or the driver of your soul. A winding road and skidding tires should never dictate how your daily ride should be.
Your navigation skills serve as your guide. What are these skills? They are all of the coping skills in your trunk. If they do not seem to be effective then seek help from your mechanic, i.e., your physician, your minister, a counselor.
Your safety belt should always be on. Never take unnecessary or careless risks. You are so important. This life would not be the same without your smile….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Elaine is a psychiatrist, a mental wellness and lifestyle coach, and author of My Life As A Car: A Mental-Wellness Guide In Your Glove Compartment.
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