Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paralyzed By Confusion. A Word of Comfort.

Dear Friends:

Have you ever felt confused about life? 

My client, Melissa (name changed) feels exactly like this. A student who's profession is in sales, aspiring to become a Professor, she felt as though she lost her way recently after going through a divorce.

"I feel stagnant," she said, during our last session. "I'm wasting away. Life feels purposeless and meaningless."

For any of you, feeling something similar to Melissa, I have a message for you. 

Being confused is okay. Even feeling stagnant is okay.

Can you imagine how stagnant and confused a caterpillar must feel before is breaks free of it's cocoon, only to discover it has wings?

Transitional times are tricky. Yet these are the times we are grounding ourselves in the foundation of our new lives. 

Greatness is in Melissa's future. Right now, it's the incubation period. Here are some tips to get you through.

  1. Hold tight, no storm lasts forever
  2. Be good to you
  3. Take care of your body
  4. Eat well
  5. Get plenty of sleep
  6. Spend time with people who make you feel good
  7. Find someone objective to talk to
  8. Journal in a therapeutic way
  9. Give yourself permission to expand and grow
  10. Generate all manners of support
Allow a little time, space and curturing to get through tricky and sticky times. 

Cheers to spreading your own wings!