Principle #2 – Resolve Past Issues and Limiting Beliefs
Don’t be afraid to reach out and speak up if you are having a difficult time. We all need help at one time or another. Some of us may feel it’s a sign of weakness to ask for help during trying times. This is a very limiting belief that simply isn’t true. It’s actually an act of self-care. And we need to take care of our emotional health.
Here I am writing another story in my blog about my grandson…I have a lot of stories! My stay-at-home world has gotten smaller, and it is centered around him and homeschooling. So, he is a bright, curious, and vocal little boy. He reminds me of Sheldon in the sitcom Young Sheldon.
He’s always been a sponge when he comes to learning new facts, especially about robots, volcanoes, and dinosaurs. He knows how to pronounce the super long names of dinosaurs, what they ate, and what era they lived in. He’s quick to correct me when I say them wrong. Omg…what kid does that?
When he was six years old, and in the first grade, he talked a lot in class. I think I mentioned that he’s very vocal! My daughter got his report card, and the teacher had to write something in the section labeled, areas to work on. She wrote, although his non-fiction facts are true, he needs to work on not sharing these facts during inappropriate times. So, we explained to him when he can share his thoughts and when he shouldn’t.
We all understand that sometimes we need to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves. But it’s always the right time to talk about the challenges we are going through. Not just during these crazy times, but anytime we may be struggling. Don’t suffer alone. Have the courage to reach out and talk about it because we are all connected and need each other.
“Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou
I understand this feeling very well. Last week I struggled with feelings of anger. Everything was making me mad, and I was just miserable. I reached out to my daughter and a friend and unloaded my anger. After I talked about it, I felt so much better. Relieving the pressure of anger allowed me to be calm enough to figure out how to work through it. They just listened…what a gift!
Reaching out to someone for much-needed help is not a sign of weakness. Sometimes just talking to someone you trust helps to relieve the stress and moves you into a more positive space so you can work through the problem.
If you see someone struggling, reach out to them as well. Like Diana Ross says in the song, Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand (virtually), we all need each other. Give your love, encouragement, and support whenever you can. We can get through tough times with the help of each other. Be safe!
Freedom is possible!