We all have issues, struggles, obstacles and “bad” luck. What is your recovery plan? Sure, we’d all love someone to save us, right? Where is our Knight? Where is our Superhero? Well, my friend… look in the mirror. You’re the one to save yourself. Recovery starts with YOU!!
Life happens. Life is a series of steps. YOUR steps. Every day we face a million different decisions. Choices all strung together in a row. Some believe it is easier to be who others want them to be… live up to others expectations… rather than do the work and take the time necessary to discover who they are and set their OWN expectations.
The only person you can control is YOU!! Your thoughts. Your feelings. Your words. Your actions. Your reactions. No matter how hard you try… you cannot control one single other person in this world: not your best friend, not your sibling, not your employee, not your relative, not your neighbor, not your spouse, not even your children. You can teach your children values, skills and morals, but what they do with them… well, it is their choice. Their life.
As soon as you relinquish control… you will soar. Even with this said, you certainly can set expectations and hold others accountable, yet what they do with your expectations is up to them. How you react to their actions… well that is completely in YOUR control. It is amazing… the minute you RELEASE your attempt to “control” is the very minute things start to come to you!!!
On a bad day, search out someone who needs help. Step outside of yourself. Assist others. Reach just ONE other person. We have something to offer. Get out of your own head. Get out of your own concern and worries and shift your focus on someone else. It could be a loved one or complete stranger. Use your life to aid another and before you know it your mood will shift, your perspective will change, your spirit will be lifted. In the meantime, if you need to let out a good cry… then so be it… what a great release!!
In the land of “pull up your bootstraps” perhaps it is high-time to do just that, eh? Sometimes your nemesis is food, other times it is drugs or alcohol or maybe even spending money we don’t have to spend in the first place. Many times these items help fill a void. What is the void? Only you have the answer.
If only one person determined your life, how would you react? This one person is in control. What would you do? Well there is one person who determines your life… and it is… YOU!! The most popular book section in any library is the self help section. It is called SELF HELP for a reason. All the answers are within you. Only you have the power over your feelings, thoughts and actions. Harness your power. Your SUPER power. This is your life… your approach… so whatever tactics you use… that work for you… are divinely PERFECT!! It is all about making a choice, then another and taking baby steps, right?
So grab a cape and be your OWN superhero!! Recovery is up to you…
© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™