This week I thought I’d talk about my own recent personal experience and some takeaways which I thought might be useful to share with you.
I’ve called this week’s blog ‘when the world starts spinning’ because that’s exactly what happened to me a couple of weeks ago.
Image this: One minute your strolling along having a pleasant walk in the countryside on a warm sunny day when all of a sudden and out of the blue the world starts spinning. And I mean really spinning, without stopping, without warning!
This is what happened to me; a significant vertigo event which I later had confirmed as being an inflammation of the inner ear and nerves to the brain.
Since then, the feeling of permanently being on a small boat which is listing dangerously in the roughest ocean is how it feels and what the world looks like.
When significant health issues envelope us unexpectedly it blows our world apart. Just like the earthquakes really, except you’re alone, the experience wasn’t felt by others, just you!
I’ve always been one of these people who values their health every single day; vocalise being grateful everyday for what I have and my health, but when it happens and shock sets in, the boat is rocked; everything changes.
Here’s what I’ve done to develop strategies to focus on to try and bring about stability and direction for the future.
Determination – Having the sheer willpower and fortitude to keep my mind on a goal, even when focus is currently something I don’t have completely at the moment, is at least something to hang on to so to speak.
Realisation – The recognition that whilst having this goal, there is a possibility the goal was out of reach and cannot be fulfilled; so trying to bring balance to ensure the steps aren’t too hard that may make the goal unreachable.
Pride – At times like these when health significantly reduces, albeit temporarily, dealing with pride, i.e. not asking for help or not letting others help, doesn’t come natural, however, when others reach out, taking their hand for comfort is hugely humbling and cathartic, it’s almost a tonic
The moral of this tale is that we all want to help others, and sometimes it’s us who need the help, reaching out, letting others in, sharing experiences and talking about it helps massively. So, don’t struggle alone, a problem shared is a problem halved. And perhaps like me you’ll find so many others who have gone or going through similar or same experiences which you can draw strength from.
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