Have you been feeling overwhelmed with all that life is bringing your way? Well, maybe it's time to start taking it moment by moment.
“A moment is defined (1) by a very brief period of time (2) importance.
Sometimes we have to define what's significant to us in each moment or day and deal with in small time increments.”
For instance, maybe you are dealing with and trying to process a new health challenge such as myself with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer of the Lumbar Spine. You can become overwhelmed with trying to navigate communication between healthcare professionals and your community of support people.
TIP 1: Creating a group chat via email or text messages can be beneficial to keeping your loved ones whether family, friends, church members, or coworkers looped in on what YOU want them to know.
TIP 2: For healthcare professionals: Sign up for online access which would include messaging, appointment trackers, and test results, that way you can always be on top of what's going on. You can also reduce your phone calls, and wait time by sending a message to the doctor via a secured medical portal. (For those you not tech savvy, enlist the help of others; ie; hospital support staff or a family member (these young ones…LOL)
Something else that can be overwhelming is the influx of messages and phone calls from well-meaning people who want to be there for you. IT'S A LOT!!!! You will need the help, but you must first decide what you need, how it may benefit you, and how it should be done. That in itself may cause you to want to shut down and not ask for anything at all.
TIP 3: 3 things we all need and want during challenging times is:
Food and Shelter
There is no shame in asking for help, nor should you feel bad in needing it, we all have been there. Especially when you lose income due to unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances, you don't need the added stress of trying to figure out how to pay your living expenses.
Most of us can become shut down and closed off from everyone due this feelings of being overwhelmed which can then lead to feelings of hopelessness, depression, and anger.
TIP 4: GET YOU A THERAPIST!!!!! All therapists are not alike, and it may take a minute to find the right one that attends to your needs and accepts your insurance. Be not discouraged, think of it like trying on the right outfit that best suits your style (Pun Intended- LOL) Take your time and pay attention to how you feel during and after each session.
I hope this helps you to navigate through challenging times. Feel free to comment below or email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns that would like me to address on my next REBEL TRUTH blog.
Remember to Rock Your Rebel
And most importantly
PERIOD AND AMEN.
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