It’s funny how that song keeps on coming back to me for different reasons. Recently I’ve found myself digging deep and using all my tools to keep myself afloat. I’m a pretty positive person and believe in myself and my abilities. My kids love to quote my positivity back at me if I say something which could be viewed as negative. Oh how they love it.
Sometimes when I feel a bit low or life gets on top of me, I just can’t seem to drag myself out of a pit of doom then what I really need is a good old fashioned kick up the rear. Not literally though – I don’t do violence. And I’m not suggesting for one moment that this is a “cure” for everything. But sometimes, you have to recognise your own behaviour and your own feelings and realise that you just need that kick up the rear to help you snap out of it. And you need to surround yourself with people who recognise this and are prepared to issue some tough love.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
It’s easy. (Sorry, I’m having a Beatles day)
The more you learn about yourself and how you tick, the easier it becomes to recognise when you just need a bit of lively music to pick yourself up; when you need a kick up the rear or when it is actually more serious and you need some proper support. And it’s ok to recognise that you need that support and ask for it. The beauty of what I do with my clients is that I teach them to recognise the difference, give them the tools to help if they are having a bad day and remind them that they are so much stronger than they believed. So they go away from my sessions feeling empowered and free.
And every now and again, I need to remind myself that I sometimes need a bit of help too. I have an amazing network of friends who know me well and know what I need. And a kick up the rear was given. The Beatles are blasting round my room and I feel so much better.