Thursday, November 12, 2015

Reach Out During Changes In Your Life

The last several months have had a lot of changes in them which has sent my world in a bit of a tailspin.  The end of August my first grandchild was born which is an awesome change!  I'm so blessed to have my son and daughter-in-law living with us so I get to be a huge part of my grandson's life and help them out.  Then the beginning of October my best friend died which was a really hard change that I'm not sure I will ever get used to.  I guess my point is this, changes always happen, good and bad, and how we handle those changes can make or break us.

With both of these changes, I have put a lot of my energy into them.  I spend a lot of time with my daughter-in-law and grandson which is super fun.  With Stacey's death I've spent a lot of time in sorrow.  Needless to say, the rest of my life sort of fell by the wayside.  So I've been thinking a lot lately how I need to pull things back together and also about how to flow better with changes in general.

I was talking to my daughter about how I was struggling to get the most basic things in my day done.  She came up with an idea for us to all work together.  The lesson that I learned in this was that instead of trying to get the things I need done all on my own, I needed to get help from others.

Several weeks ago a friend and I started buddying up to encourage each other to lose weight.  We text each other every day with how we are doing.  Maybe we haven't been doing as great as we would like, but I know with consistency we will get there and it is so much easier with a friend encouraging me!

I think all to often we think we have to power through changes all on our own and we really don't have to.  I realized that through these changes I have relied on different people for different needs.  I also realized that there were times when I should have reached out more when I was trying to hold things in.  And if you think you don't have anyone to reach out to, you would probably be surprised how many people are in your life just waiting to be there to help you.