It has been six days since Hurricane Ida made landfall in the state of Louisiana. For many people their lives will never be the same. Ida brought catastrophic storm surges to land that caused major flooding leaving many people stranded in attics and causing loss of power to homes, businesses and even hospitals. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for many parishes along the coast, directions were given to hunker down and prepare for the worst.
Now that the worst has happened, and the recovery efforts have began what are you doing to keep yourself in good spirit? Material things can be replaced however our precious lives cannot. Whenever we experience a traumatic event in our lives or mental health is affected whether we believe or not. We’re always asked the question are we ok and if we have to be honest with ourselves responding yes is not always the truth. There’s a quote by Russel Wilson that says “if we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our short comings instead of pretending they don’t exist then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it”. By any means this does not mean something is wrong with you or you need to seek counseling. Being honest with yourself just means that you are human.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had a lot of free time. What have you did in your free time. Do you read and study more? Have you started that business idea you’ve been holding on to waiting for the right time? What about that home project you’ve been putting off over and over because your just too tired. Now is the time to do a self evaluation and see where your shortcomings are. Many times its not work, our family nor the weather thats in our way its us! My platform motto is “Move And Get Out Of Your Own Way”. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you develop strong self awareness. Being able to balance and maintain a healthy mental health will give you strength that will then force you to produce actions.
Most importantly recognizing your needs are essential to your success. I had to realize that I was in my own way. Acknowledgment and accountability starts within. Now I want you to ask yourself have I been in my own way. If you have now is the time to move and get out of your own way so that you can take advantage of opportunities that will lead you to happiness. No matter your situation right now I want to leave you with this… Better Days Are Coming!