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To thine own self be true
Can you trust yourself?
Teaching is so worthwhile but…as a teacher myself…can also be very stressful and tiring. It does have a large vocational element….and our hopes for pupils does not always match the reality of the classroom experience. I sometimes question my own reasons for teaching, and yet I do know that done well it can make a difference. At the moment though my confidence is low…I too struggle…as I think, to be honest, all teachers do……I think you are doing your very best….
I am finding I am up against limiting beliefs…so am taking them seriously and trying to sort them out. Getting into the fresh air, making exercise a daily must, drinking plenty water, easy on the coffee and drink, eating healthily, lots of sleep!! Basics I know….but these can go along way to help…they are certainly helping me. Sorry no ‘magic cure’ but that little list is working for me.
All the very best…be kind to yourself!
We all have our desires and dream, wishes and expectations….but life is not always so gracious….sometimes, hard as it may seem, we have to accept rather than resist….and maybe sometimes…that lets new light in. Just a thought.
I keep wondering if I should add a comment…or not add a comment…..maybe I should take responsibility and make a decision or forever spend my time oscillating
I don’t know the answer but…I think behind all unhappiness we have lost the essence of ‘to thine own self be true’ …we mask our own genuine feelings and desires..to fulfil some other agenda. And yet….how we look at things can change everything…..October 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm in reply to: Panic attacks, derealisation and depression – change? #43639
And keep it simple!!October 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm in reply to: Panic attacks, derealisation and depression – change? #43637
Don’t be passive!!!!October 11, 2013 at 10:59 am in reply to: Panic attacks, derealisation and depression – change? #43622
Yes…it is possible….it has worked ….for me.
My life has turned around….hugely.
it takes a certain amount of work…and patience, but…it works…it’s up to you…you are totally responsible…let me know if you want to know more. No catch, I post on here, so it’s open, and your decision.
hi…I had this challenge too. Overall, the biggest challenge has been raising my consciousness and self awareness to allow me to see my issues/challenges clearly, rather than with the full and often overwhelming involvement of my emotions. The tools I used were books by Nathaniel Branden….the Art of Living Consciously, Taking Responsibility and on Self Esteem. He advocates a daily practice of sentence completion activities which are meant to only take 10 minutes or so but will start to get you to think about the real you, your choices, your feelings, thoughts and attitudes…who are you really?. I have found this has brought me a very long way in the clarity of seeing myself and allowing me to be far clearer. I find his work thought provoking, but gentle or humane and that they very largely meet my needs…along with this site. He has many free resources on his website, including a ‘menu’ of sentence completion exercises for you to try…… He does say though…if you want a fit healthy body…it takes discipline and regular exercise…our minds, he suggests are no different.
I am convinced these will help you……
I am 54 now….hit a major depression about 8 years ago……you are still very young……..be patient and compassionate with yourself…your selection was not guaranteed…and so is a disappointment…please try not to base your feelings on things that may or may not happen…..I think the trick is…and I’m nowhere near it myself…but to practice acceptance, learn to live with reality, and be patient and compassionate. Keeping going and building things like a healthy diet, meditation, exercise and so on….seem maybe boring and time consuming but I am finding that these can make a major difference. Make sure you get good quality sleep. There are lots of great articles on here to help you deal with your thoughts and emotions….I spend some time every day reading these. I think it is important to remember that theses things require daily input…..each is a practice……but think of each of them as loving yourself, valuing who you are….You will probably know in yourself those things you need to change…and deal with…I have learned that alcohol does not really serve me at all…in terms of weight gain, clarity of mind, quality of sleep or how I feel the day after. I am learning to ditch it…and it is great!!
All the best..
Hi….I think all of us face our own unique challenges……and……while it is easy to switch off from them through many routes…we can all, with a little searching feel what they are. I know mine, now. Then I have had to realise it will take courage and faith to take on what is an intensely personal and internal challenge – but probably the biggest and most important one I will face in this lifetime. But it is what I would like to use it for. I am learning to feel my feelings…then accept them..welcome them almost, rather than deny or hide for them. I am learning to “see” my thoughts….rather than just mindlessly let them rule me….and learning to THINK!
The meaning I think is BEING(appreciate and celebrate your aliveness)…learning to feel and see with honesty, then accepting…then trusting, changing and acting.
That’s me..hope it makes sense.
Ps….I’ve only started, that’s only the way I think it shoud go, the way I feel it should go..
Jamie..in my life, I KNEW I had to act, do something. I am finding that this is not a quick fix, but there is beauty in it, even if it doesn’t come quickly or always show itself. all I can say is that it seems to be working for me……but I realise it is a PROCESS…and I have no idea as to whether it would work for anyone else. Please take it as a suggestion, meant with best intentions. My fog is clearing..I would love yours to, as well. I am happy to share what I am doing etc…if it might help you…but at the end of the day, the only person who will ever know is you..and that is wonderful!!
Hi Anne…just click!…there seems to be a LOT of great stuff here……..after sifting through far too many sites. I use the recent posts, but also the categories list at the top…and the search engine…..have a play!
Deep breathing meditation, EFT and certain books I have found to be helping me along a wobbly path!!
Oh..and exercise and a healthy diet!
Wishing you well!!!