Life is hard, there is not doubt about it. If someone does not have the right tools, it is next to impossible to get out of anxiety or depression. Many people out there live in constant psychological or physical pain. Even being a LifeCoach, and counselor, my pessimism had a way of showing through. It is a constant fight, to guard your body against negativity, and to instead fill your mind with goodness. Rocky once said, “Ain’t nobody going to hit as hard as life. It will bring you down to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it.”
I am envious of those, who have adopted an optimistic mind set. People who can joke around, and see the good in things, when life has gone rotten. I tell myself, if I was going through what they were, I probably wouldn’t stick around to find out how things have ended. It is though, of course, those thoughts right there, that destroy me before I even had a chance. My negative thinking has become so powerful, it goes through my mind like a train, without any resistance or questioning. It is not just the thoughts, the things I have said to myself that hurts, it is also the deep images that cut my soul like a knife.
I learned, through my hypnosis training, that the subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and fantasy. So if you imagine something, it takes it as truth. If you tell it something, it takes it as truth.
We have got to be careful then, what we think. Even though it takes a tremendous amount of energy. I have become much more cautious in what I think, and say to myself. I have to. The consequences are to large. I do want to live, I don’t want to live a life in pain. I do not want to invite disease into my body, because my negative thoughts brought down my system. It is the reason I emerged myself into the study of “help.” It was to help other people, but primarily it was to save myself.
I am here to say though, I understand the pain of trying. I understand the hardships. I know that trying to be happy, or changing a mindset can be like trudging through mud, uphill. But we have to try, we have to succeed. Even if you just replace one thought, just one with a happy thought during the day, you are on your way to change. You are on your way to a brighter future. But again, I understand. I have thrown many self-help books across the room in frustration. There were times I have given up all together. But that piece in me, that piece who wants to live, won’t let me quit for good. And it will grow, if you just give it a chance. Those things in those books do work, but it takes time, and tremendous patience.
I hope you have a wonderful day
Everyone needs some extra help, someone to listen to them, to help them achieve their goals and feel better. I have been a life coach, and personal trainer for years and am currently getting my masters/PhD in counseling and therapy. Please feel free to call me if you would like to talk about the possibility of having a life coach. Just dial 517-898-7574