There are many things that life has taught me, often in ways I couldn’t understand at the time. I was bullied at school, had a complete lack of self confidence and esteem, making me painfully shy and later, severely depressed. I have at times, felt like giving up.
But those things were given to me to make me realise I am in charge of my life. When I fought back at the bullies I felt strong and happy, I knew that I could stand up for myself and take charge, that I did matter, and it felt great!
Then life got in the way, I forgot I was in charge and let external events knock me sideways. Depression set in and I was helpless, lost and lonely once again. I had to find again that internal strength we all have, remind myself I was not helpless and could get myself out of this. And that is exactly what I did. And exactly what anyone can do.
Find that little part of you which can deal with anything, nurture it, encourage it, make it bigger.
Remember you are in charge of your thoughts, your life, your reactions and your emotions. Of course bad things will happen, or events we didn’t see coming, but when we are in charge of ourselves, we can deal with it and find a way through….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Kate is an NLP Master practitioner and a certified life coach.
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