What happens when you “Hit Rock Bottom”? What seems to be the lowest point of our lives. This is a point at which it seems that nothing can get any worse. Acknowledging that this is point where you are going to need to take time to – Rest, Restore and Appreciate. I will share with you the Steps that I have taken to Building a Brighter Future that will help to support you.
What Happens when you “Hit Rock Bottom”
In the past few weeks I have had some interesting challenges that totally zapped me, allowing me to “hit rock bottom”. Crying everyday just wondering where I was going and what was I doing. Feeling just exhausted like the very core essence of me had just been sucked out.
As I began to gradually pick up still emotionally and physically exhausted, I began to sought out in my head some of the things that were concerning me and how could I worked through these feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and total lack of confidence as to my worth or value.
I hadn’t felt this bad since 20 years ago when I was recovering from an attack on my life. Saying to myself that this isn’t bad, nothing really bad has happened so why do I feel like this.
Like most people I find change difficult, I myself didn’t really admit this. Believing that I can be quite flexible and yes I can especially when it comes to other people and external events. But when it comes to changing things within me and what I am doing, I came to realize that I can be very rigid. I also have another issue, I find it very difficult to reach out and actually bear my soul that I am not doing so well.
So during this crash I have come to realize that I did need to put some changes into place with how I do things and also with what I have to share.
What to do when you “Hit Rock Bottom”
Everyone has a breaking point
My first step was talking with myself getting my head in a place where I knew where I was coming from. Then sharing this with my husband and children. What shouldn’t have been so surprising but was just so awesome as to how supportive and understanding they were. Being well aware that there is nothing that they could actually DO!!! as such but just knowing they were behind me was a giant step forward.
Being flexible to making changes when things aren’t going according to plan, I am finding it is no good getting myself in a knot or anxious because it is, what it is and by going with the flow at times can be very good.
Reaching out, no I didn’t need counselling I have worked through most of my issues through counselling over the years. I have done work with Anthony Robbins – Awaken the Giant within helping me to move past my attack. I have utilized Steven Covey’s – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue – utilizing Angel Therapy. What I had to do now was to put what I had learnt into action. Deep down I knew what I had to do. So the reaching out was making a friend, engaging a new friend. Wow how scary is that, but my God how powerful. A woman that I had supported through a crisis over 12 months ago, happen to come to visit me. After talking together we made a joint decision that we would like to work together.
Working together: Once again this experience was awesome the lady is Kirsty Pickering who has worked through her own traumas of her husband walking out on her, when 6 months pregnant with their fourth child. From that Kirsty has gone on to not only bring herself out of the drama but to share her experiences, downfalls, pitfalls, challenges. Most importantly how she has found the strength to rise above to go on to live a positive life with her four adorable boys. Kirsty shares this with her website and blogs: That Noise is Mine
Now “The Next Chapter” has come about because of how many people over the years I have been able to help and support through their life’s challenges and traumas by sharing my story, little by little. Encouraging, Believing in them and allowing them to come to positive and realistic solutions.
Moving on: After my attack working through my own healing, I realized firstly the very foundation that could cause disease and throw you into a spin of never becoming well or functional again. I also realized, remembering that my career was in Naturopathic medicine that if I didn’t get myself well, then how could I help anyone else to become well.
A client asked me this week – “What did I think the underlying cause of disease was?” Through my personal experiences and working with my clients over the years, it is learning about your emotions, coming to understand them, accept them but then allowing yourself to recover from them. Then the core foundation is in understanding the “Why”. For me this was firstly that I didn’t want to live the rest of my life feeling like this, I wanted to be a positive influence and person within my family’s life and I believed that I could help my clients far more by sharing these life truths that I had found and it wasn’t just out of a book or getting caught up in the height of making things and life a lot harder than it should be. Obtaining and maintaining health isn’t found in a vitamin bottle or a drug cabinet, it is found within you.
So “The Next Chapter” I am going to share with you these important “Truths” to bring about Happiness, Health, Healing and Improving relationships. Improving relationships isn’t just about other people it is also about developing a loving and positive relationship with YOU!!!
Today when I look back on my life and the vision I had for building it have come to a place where I am Happy and Grateful. To watch my now grown family also moving forward from some traumatic and difficult experiences that we faced together with a lot of work, commitment, love warmth, understanding and communication is worth every effort.
When you are feeling down and as if you just don’t think you are going to be able to get up again, take a break and don’t forget to see how far you have come. This giving you the hope, determination and motivation to keep going.