I remember one of my Mum's favourite sayings being, "A plumbers house is the leakiest" referring to people not using their own skills on themselves. I remember talking to a guy at a meeting who, shall we say, clearly liked his puddings! Mum's saying popped up then when he told me he was a weight loss coach!
And it's been very dominant in my mind in recent weeks as I have been struggling with one of the things I help other people with. Bottom line is, we are all human. If I am cut, I bleed. If life throws a series of heavy balls at me, I fall over too!
When it comes to depression, most people experience it at some time, just as a plumber's house is not immune to leaks. It becomes then a question of how bad you let the leak become and how quickly you fix it! And that is what I share in more detail this week. It was with some discomfort that I wrote this part of my 'story' - admitting that yes, I had a struggle with depression. But one of the beliefs that I hold on to strongly in my work is that I practise what I preach and so I share in this blog, the 3 things that have got me quickly back onto my feet after 'life' knocked me over and I am confident, it won't be long until I am running again!
Another thing that fascinates me is how the weather impacts us - and boy have we had some weather recently! An ex-boyfriend was a policeman and I remember him going to work nights when there was a full moon saying there would be violent crime that night. I thought he was joking but the crime stats support it - the full moon really does trigger the werewolf in some!
The inclement weather is another contributor to low moods so if you are also experiencing a period of low energy or just feeling 'under the weather' then you may like to read on here.
One of my favourite sayings is "This too shall pass" - and I'm not even sure who said it! But it is so true. No feelings last forever, the weather will change and I find repeating that saying can be that little glimmer of light that sometimes we need!
The weekend is upon us and on Sunday I am off on a course to start the next level of my netball umpiring qualifications - wish me luck!!
Until next time,