Getting your Bearings: Restoring Strength and Resilience

Lorie-

“Our greatest glory is not in Never Falling, but in Rising every time we fall.” Confucius

First, I want to thank you for being here. Thank you for being patient. Thank you for understanding. I know this has been a crazy time and I am so thankful for you and grateful for your support.

Second, my update for you is the show is getting back on track.

Starting next week there will be a new episode with my guest Leann Stickel. She is an amazing inspiration for you to do what’s best for you. 

Have you ever had that experience in life where you’re going along everything is great and then -BAM- something happens? Of course you have. We all have. The thing I’ve come to realize AGAIN recently is how quickly things can change, and that sometimes we don’t react the way we want or sometimes we don’t get through it as quickly as we thought we should. 

I was spurred to think about some of this with a quote that  I read from Confucius: it said, “Our greatest glory is not in Never Falling, but in Rising every time we fall.”

We all have moments in life where we feel weak whether it’s our minds or our bodies that have failed us. We have to realize it’s okay. We are human. It is part of life.

Getting knocked off course can take its toll on us. The mental side of losing your course can cause us to beat ourselves up, get sidetracked and eventually make it difficult for us to bounce back. Life can be frustrating because we think we’re doing something right and then something happens and we figure out we are not. 

So what do you do? It’s frustrating but we have to figure out an answer. we have to figure out what it is that will help us get through and not just survive but thrive in this life. 

When we beat ourselves up we add to the anguish that we already feel. So what are the steps to take to bounce back? What can you do to help yourself through this time?

I recently decided to read a book called “Resilient: Restoring your weary soul in these turbulent times” by John Eldredge, he speaks about resilience and what it is and how to become more resilient.  he talks about how we have a reserve that we draw a from when we are challenged. if we continue to be challenged without replenishing that Reserve eventually we crash,  we have nothing left to give. I can’t wait to share more as I keep reading this book and understanding more about being resilient.

When  you’ve gone through challenging times but never replenish your reserve there’s a potential for you to all of a sudden feel like you’ve lost it.  feel like a drastic change has happened to you and it doesn’t make sense. Then you ask yourself, why the sudden shift? Perhaps it’s because you haven’t been able to replenish your reserve. Every trauma in life  Will deplete that reserve. We operate sometimes on borrowed energy.

If you’ve been drawing from that reserve for so long , you could be just draining all that you have in your battery without actually putting anything back into it. 

So, if you feel like you have suddenly just spiraled, perhaps it’s time to recharge your battery fully. I’ve taken a lot of time recently to work on recharging that battery that I thought I had charged. I can tell you the last 4 weeks have totally drained my battery. I had no reserve and I crashed.  With everything I do, I just didn’t expect this.  I guess That is why I’m telling you this..This is not me and how I normally function. so that is why I wanted to share this part of my voyage 

If you’re feeling disappointment, I get it. I’m impatient. I know I want results. But sometimes we need to allow time  for change.

Taking baby steps to learn how to fully fill that reserve is where I’m at right now. Basically getting my bearings so I can make progress.I am developing new habits and getting rid of those things that no longer work for me.

Things are getting better, and there’s still a lot of room for improvement. it just took so much out of me after surgery to get back into it. There’s been a lot of soul searching and  self-discovery. I’ve had to listen to my body and take those signals seriously. I’ve Been doing more meditation and body awareness. Working up to carefully adding more physical activity. 

All these little steps are helping me get to where I want to be. Not where I was. That was a big shift in my thinking. You want to move forward, not go back to what wasn’t working.

Make time for yourself to improve your quality of life. Set aside small moments to check in and be aware of what you are feeling and how you are feeling.  Understand what is good and what you are having trouble with. 

If you’ve gone through a challenging time, if you’re struggling right now and reevaluating where you are in life, perhaps There’s something different, a new way of doing things that you have done in the past. Remember this is a journey that is ever-changing, this is a continually evolving and learning life. What may have worked before, may not be what’s needed now.

I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t have it all figured out, but I am going through it and these are my experiences. This is what I’m figuring out in life now and I wanted to share this touchpoint with you to help you understand you’re not alone. I want to be here for you.  We are a community.  We need to be determined even when we feel weak. It is so important to be there for each other. 

I am continuing to discover how to live my best life. I’m intrigued to see how this new focus and attention to my health all plays out. 

I look forward to sharing more. 

Keep strong and be kind to yourself. Know that you are part of a caring community. I appreciate you and all you are. 

Remember, This is your journey of strength and resilience. 

Listen to this important episode to hear more.

How do you sail through life? Join me on this endeavor! I would love to grow this amazing support community!

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Published by Lorie

Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

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