Monday, May 8, 2017

Going 1/2 Crazy

It's often hard to balance the stress brought on by societal pressures. No one is exempt for dealing with life but how we survive is based on what we do to maintain balance  That is why every day I start my mornings off in thanksgiving. How you start your day is important in helping you maintain balance. Despite the things that happen along your journey, it's important that you control your settings; mind, body and soul. In order to be in control of your spirit, mind and body you must realize that the only the you can control is you. You are responsible for your choices, decisions and actions. What makes you smile is knowing that regardless if the ceiling collapses, your foundation is intact.

"No matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity. Because the greatest love of all is happening to me, learning to love yourself, is the greatest love of all!" There are three things necessary to maintain mental wellness. Self awareness, self respect and self empowerment. Being aware of who you are builds self acceptance that drives self respect which enhance self empowerment. Too many times we rely on society and other people to validate who we are. We give society, which determines the value of life based of the color of your skin, wealth and social class. If you don't take time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, then you won't be strong enough to survive.
Most people allow the media to dictate what they wear, believe in, listen to, like, aspire to be, etc. We allow outside influences to tell our story not realizing that who tells the story has the power. I am a firm believer in counseling and therapy because it helps us balance the pressures of life we face while maintaining the ability to tell our story. Having spiritual, marriage, anger management counseling, advisors, mentors, therapists or a close confidant provides a safe space to share, release  It's amazing how people would prefer not to seek wisdom but rather post about their challenges on social media and gain likes but not liberty. There's a difference in how you share your story that determines if you reach self actualization. How you tell your story matters.

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