Keep swimming no matter what!
I must admit that I’m not always chirpy and bright and singing Farrel Williams’ hit number- Because I’m Happy!
There were days when I really wish I didn’t have to pretend to be chirpy and bright! Do you have those days too?
I know we sometimes feel overwhelmed and just can’t seem to snap out of the lows. How do you deal with it? Imagine yourself in a river. You wouldn’t just give up!
My advice to you today would be to keep swimming. In other words, don’t give up.
We all have options in life. Sometimes these don’t seem readily available because you are overwhelmed with the current situation. Here’s my advice: keep swimming.Here are some general pieces of advice that you can even share with someone else:Life is what you make it so try to make smart decisions that are easier to live with.Doctors are necessary sometimes so take their advice especially when things are overwhelminglydifficult.Counseling is one of those things that, for some strange reason, helps.Always look out for others, lots of people are having a hard time too, so reach out.Enjoy the sunshine, it does so much to uplift your mood and make you feel better.Learn a new craft, skill or hobby. Nothing is nicer than learning something new and enjoying it! It also takes your mind off your worries.Do something different, even daring. I need that advice myself.On the days when you feel low, that’s the time to, as they say, get up, get dressed, and show up!Get some sort of pampering treatment done. Hair, nails, massage? You decide.
My Swimming ExperienceOn Sunday morning I woke up at about 4:30 and just couldn’t fall asleep. Then I realized that I felt rather cold and shivery with a rousing headache! I must admit that I haven’t had a cold or flu in along time, but I was sure I was coming down with something! My nose was running, throat slightly sore and I generally felt lethargic and almost useless! I told myself, “there are some people in parts of the world who are giving out their last breath, so don’t give up, keep swimming, there are others who are depending on you!”So I did just that. I got up about 5:30 and did some laundry, made breakfast, tidied up downstairs and even made dinner! I was moving slowly, but I was swimming. And against the tide too!By 12:30 I was back in bed and stayed there for the rest of the day.Point is, if we consider that there are always other people who are worse off, we’ll keep swimming!But if we selfishly think only of ourselves, it means we will stop swimming, and you know what that means!
The Big C? Keep SwimmingI have two friends who only found out recently that they have THE BIG C! And guess what? Theyhad to make quick decisions about their life and future and families. No time to even think of giving up! I’m sure that you wouldn’t just keel over and die either. So my advice to you is, no matter what,keep pushing and keep swimming.