It’s been a while since you heard from me, but I’ve always said I would only carry on writing here if it continued to feel cathartic, or I had something to share that may help someone else. So, the fact that I’m writing again hopefully means this might be of interest to someone out there!
I’m still on a steep learning curve on the coaching course that I started last year, and definitely one of self discovery, but it has also opened my eyes to some of thing reasons behind we think, feel and behave the way we do. That sounds pretty heavy stuff, but today I’m going to try and keep this fairly light and just provide you with an sight into an area I’m learning about myself and that’s resilience!
Like most, I think I’ve had my share of ups and downs and although in the grand scheme of bumps in the road they might not seem that big a deal to others, but each one of them has taught me something about myself, but normally I’m ever only been able to be viewed them in hide side.
Through out my study and training I’m learning a lot about resilience, self-esteem and scripting, particularly how these elements affect how you face life’s challenges, or not, as the case may be! I used to believe that nurture as opposed to nature, meant that your experiences and people close to you shaped you later in life, rather than in your very early years, after all who can remember, right? But the more I learn, I can see how the findings of research indicates that what you hear, observe and get taught from the moment you are able to crawl has a profound affect on your behaviour later in life. It’s terrifying really when you think about the huge influence that parents and other family members have on children from day one!
I believe the way you think, feel and behave, are directly linked to how resilient you become as you manage your way through life’s twists and turns. Learning to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move forward bigger and stronger than before is a much easier for some than others.
But with help, I believe building your resilience is something we can develop and much like many influences on our mental health, small steps can lead to massive changes.
A special shout out to all the amazing women in my life who inspire me and help me become more resilience through supporting me in ups and downs! International Women’s Day! #IWD2020 #EachforEqual.
P.S photo is not me, but I did go bouldering last week for the first time and I’d loved it!