How often do you find yourself in a storm...it does not matter what kind of storm you are in but you are praying like crazy to get through it? I know for my own self I have endured many storms...however I have gotten through all of them, what I have trouble dealing with is the aftermath. I find myself completely exhausted and used up. It takes me a few days to get myself together.
For me it's not about the storm that I have trouble with it's the aftermath. I have put so much of me into a storm with the doing and praying along with the creating of a solution I don't realize I use up all of my energy. When it's all said and done I find myself depressed and completely depleted. How many of you go through this?
Even right now I am finding myself having trouble talking about this topic because I am in the aftermath. I am feeling depleted; it's almost like someone has sucked the life force right out of me. I feel like I don't want to do anything, I don't want to move; I just want to stuff myself in some little corner and not be bothered. However that truly is no way to live. We need to allow ourselves some down time and not feel guilty about it. We need to give ourselves the love and attention that we need so we can re-energize and keep going.
I have to say, when I am writing this blog I feel like I am giving myself some life. I feel like when I put myself out there and share my full self with you I get a piece of me back. Sharing my struggles helps me to breathe life back into me. It sounds crazy but it's true. If you are at all feeling depleted do something wonderful for yourself, something that is going to keep you going and not make you feel worse. When I write I feel amazing, when I stuff food in my mouth that is not good for me I feel worse. I need to keep remembering how writing makes me feel.
One thing that really makes me feel good is helping other people. When I am putting my attention elsewhere I feel amazing. One thing to remember is that we will always get through the storm...how you deal with the aftermath is the real question....
Until we meet again my friends...
With all my love...Rita