When life gets you down, get up and dance
What's it like when you try so hard to have a good and easy life and you feel like you keep getting knocked down?
Maybe your health suffers? Perhaps an injury or a car accident? Then you wonder why people you love are taken away from you through divorce or death? You work hard, you are a good person and yet you struggle with something in life that keeps you down.
Anxiety? Depression? Pain? Something else got you down?
You get back up and you try again. Then you lose more, your business fails or you have another financial set back because you lost your job. What to do?
Have you known this frustration?
It's nerve racking? It can be defeating...if we let it!
Day after day we can try and get up, smile, go out, be social and perhaps go right back to bed.
It can be so hard to take one more step, lift that leg so you can walk again. You do your best to hide your feelings and do what you can each day to survive.
Life shows up when we least expect it right? Then we reach an age that is supposed to be 'golden' and we are still facing challenges. It might appear others are doing so great and so you avoid going out because you don't want to look like the failure. Ever feel this way?
Now you feel isolated too?
Just when you think you've turned it around, something else happens.
Then someone tells you about that law of attraction and you want to punch them in the face, right? Like seriously, you wanted all these things in your life?
GIVE ME A BREAK!!
Another person may tell you 'go to church', 'get a real job', etc.
When depression slams us, even those of us who have been the uplifting ones to others in life, it's not easy to do anything.
It can stifle our life.
We can feel hopeless.
We may not see a way out and we don't ask for help, either.
After all why would we tell people how hard it is, they would judge us right?
Post traumatic stress is real!
Depression can hit anyone at any time in life ~
Even the most positive person in the world!
THEN YOU MAKE A DECISION
One More Push! One More Try!
You do something you always wanted to do!
What are your dreams?
What has been on your bucket list?
If you could change one thing today, what would it be?
What will make you smile again?
I made the decision to dance!
I had a dream ~ deep down in my soul since I was a kid!
I always had a dream of doing ballroom and latin dancing. I waited for a partner, someone who would want to learn with me.
That day did not arrive so after 12 years of pain in my body , no partner in my life, I got fed up waiting and I said "It's time"!
Time to get off my pity pot, stop worrying, feeling sorry for myself, time to let go of waiting endless hours for someone to come with me.
So I did it.
I was concerned about my strength, balance and if I could do it! I did it anyway! I tapped into courage, tenacity, will and a powerful positive mindset!
NOTHING WAS GOING TO STOP ME
I began to write too! I tracked my journey, and allowed myself to learn about the purpose.
I gained many insights and I kept moving forward. I found a writing coach too!
I was dancing more, smiling more, feeling happy. I was gaining strength in my body after suffering for 12 years with pain, limitations and lack of confidence.
I was feeling alive again!
Today, Make a decision for your life and get up and dance...
one more time ~ Do something to make you feel alive!
NEVER give up on YOU!
Gloria Coppola, life and wellness coach, author and inspirational speaker, with her dancing coach at Fred Astaire Dance Studios!
I GOT MY LIFE BACK!
Now it's your turn
Depression is real! It can hit any of us at any time in our life, unexpectedly.
Remember, there is always hope.
Tap into your dream and it just may make you smile once again
~ Get up and dance, do something you always wanted to do and it just might help you feel alive, once again ~ Gloria Coppola