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So today I want to talk about something close to my heart (and body too I guess).
I often talk about living in the moment and not worrying about the past and the future.  Good?
So far, so good.
There is one problem with living in the moment, and that is if that moment is a tough one, it is very difficult to imagine ever moving on.
This week, I was knocked out by a “nasty” ailment and I felt so miserable and so sorry for myself.
I truly thought that I was never going to recover.  And then suddenly on Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling a bit better – what a difference in my mood and attitude!

When you are sick, you start to imagine that you are never going to get better.
A pain filled day leads you to believe that you are going to be in pain for the rest of your life.
And a lot of people that I treat who have depression find it hard to believe that they will ever feel ‘normal’ again.  They believe that they will feel sad forever.
And one of the most difficult things to ever imagine overcoming is grief.  When grief consumes you, it seems impossible that you are ever going to get over this sad, sad stage of your life.  And you can never imagine moving on without your loved one.

Let me tell you this.  You will get over it!
Don’t question how you are going to cope.  You will cope!  It is not easy to understand that, but you will. Everybody does.
Don’t allow pain, whether it is physical or emotional, to make you fearful.
Do the best that you can within the situation, put one foot in front of the other.
You don’t have to get everything done, you don’t have to get anything done.
Ask for help, talk about how you are feeling.
Accept that other people may not have a clue about what you are going through.
But you will get through this.
If nobody overcame their difficulties, I would not be doing the job that I do, and this blog certainly wouldn’t exist.  Just the fact that you are reading this means that you believe that things are going to get better and they will.

And if you’re still not sure, then read this quote by Michael Jordan:
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”