No matter what happens in life the best skill to have... is the ability to Bounce Back
There will always be things that come up in life that are meant to hold you back or slow you down. Hard times are always unexpected and can happen many times through your life. It's not what happens to you that matters most, it's how you choose to bounce back! I say this with absolute confidence after having so many road blocks in life and especially recently. Can you think of a time when you weren't yourself and it set you back for a while? How did you bounce back? I would love to hear your story!
I have shared with you some of my experiences with needing to bounce back from hard times in my Blog Posts Titled "Can't stop" and "Won't Stop". As I just mentioned you won't experience road blocks in your life just once our twice, so I would like to share my most recent road blocks and my come back.
One of the Hardest Times in my LIFE
I know I have talked about it a lot lately so most of my followers are aware...I lost my Mama (Mother in law). This was the beginning of a very slipper slope going downhill. I Love my Mama and I was very close to her and it has taken a toll on me, losing her. I knew I loved her but I never fathomed this would hurt this bad. I knew depression can be a stage of grief but I didn't think it could happen to me. I figured I am such a big ball of sunshine and it takes a lot to darken my day. well it happened and it caught me off guard. I thought because I recognized the stages of grief that it wouldn't hit me as hard (or some form of that illogic). I grieved because my Mama had gotten so sick, then because she passed and then because I felt like I lost a big part of myself. I literally built mine and my family's world around Mama and family and now we've lost both (for reasons that can be left for another time). I really got lost there for a couple of weeks, but when I was ready to try to bounce back it felt great! until...
I got extremely sick
(and no not Covid-19)
My husband was going to get his Tattoo done and I thought it was going to be a couple of hours so I would wait for him in the car, no big deal right? With Covid-19 life has changed as we all know, so I couldn't be next to him when he got his tattoo done, so I just waited for him in the car. Well a couple of hours ended up being NINE hours! I was in the car (In Texas) and there was no shade to be found. Then to make matters even worse...I panicked about being so hot that I just bought water to buy it and I drank it not thinking twice. Turns out I drank contaminated water. So now, on top of being dehydrated I had gotten sick. I have been sick for an entire week! This was the kind of sick I have never experienced in my life! I lost 5lbs in only a few days because I couldn't hold anything in. I went through so many symptoms it was ridiculous; High fever, chills, couldn't stay awake longer than 10 mins and well that's all I am willing to describe. Things got so bad that I even prayed more than usual and begged for this to be the extent of it because if it wasn't then I wouldn't make it. Even my husband begged me to get checked and told me he just lost him mom, he couldn't lose me too...I must have been in bad shape and looked terrible for him to say that.
Time to Bounce Back & get into Action!
My past few weeks has been a living nightmare and it takes a lot for me to say that. That being said though, it is time to pick myself up and get back to being me. I don't know what happened to me these past few days of finally gaining focus back but I can tell you I feel renewed. I feel like myself but better. Maybe all of that time grieving and going through so much and then getting sick was my body and brains' way of saying since you won't relax we're going to shut it down for you. That seems like it would be a bad thing but apparently it's just what I needed. I feel like I am ready to get back to my business and really launch this beautiful creation I started, I am ready to get my house back in order and I am ready to help my husband launch his work too. I am glad that I have the capability to struggle but also be able to know when it's time to get bounce back and be positive. It is a great feeling I have, like a new lease on life. With this "New Lease on life" I plan on being even better, even more engaged and do even more things! Stay Tuned because this is going to be fun!
Thank you to all my followers! I appreciate the support even in my absence, it means the world to me because while I was MIA with no heads up...y'all stuck around! For that I am deeply thankful and I thank God for the beautiful people I have connected with.
Anyone who wants a piece of this Bounce Back Attitude and coming up with a Game Plan to move forward in your life, through your Journey... please reach out I would love to help!
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