It's Not the End of the World!
So today I wanted to write about bouncing back.
Albert has been a real pain to me for the last few weeks. It got to the point where I was phoning my dad several times for reassurance. At home, I felt uncomfortable and very anxious. I don’t know what set it all off, but I do know that it wasn't fun, not only for me but for my support network.
Fortunately, I wasn’t going down without a fight. In the last few weeks, my dad has spent a lot of time coaching me and teaching me that it's not the end of the world to feel uncomfortable and that I have to fight Albert because I was getting lazy in my battle. I had to look at how I was doing things and why Albert had so much control. I had to self-evaluate myself and realize that I needed to get myself moving forward again.
So, it's not the end of the world if you take a step back. I had to realize that in the last few weeks, and realize that I could always make a step forward again if I tried hard enough. so, I've been fighting. When Albert pops into my head and tries to get me worried about something, I shut down those intrusive thoughts right away and use my coping mechanism of self-talk to remind myself of reality.
You can always bounce back. Don't get discouraged if you have a bit of a hiccup or a step back. Just focus on your goals and have the right mindset and you can move forward again. There is no shame in taking a step back. It means that you are human and not perfect. There IS shame in giving up and not fighting your battles. Rely on your coping mechanisms and keep making those decisions that you know are good for your fight. Be strong and know that the storm always passes and there is ALWAYS light at the end of the tunnel. Trust yourself and know what is true. Keep all of these things in mind and you will move forward.