ANXIETY? DEPRESSION? DONT BE ASHAMED TO TALK!
After a while off work with everything seeming to go wrong at once I realised that it must be hard for anyone struggling with bouts of uncertainty in life. Whether that be injury, no job, no direction, no relationship and most of all, no one to talk to about it. After suffering myself from post viral fatigue and a knee op, being self employed and needing rest, everybody saying I needed rest couldn’t see that no work = no money! It’s a hard place to be.
Yet my clients and family have been fantastic support in giving me the ability to see i needed time out to recover. Not paying me a lip service of saying thats what I needed but doing the opposite. In doing so I read many books, articles and blogs. I wondered if anyone else had been in this situation. It’s when I came across Reni Maitua, a rugby league star in Australia and a close friend to my family there I realised even those at the very top struggle with what most people think are limited to them. It’s natural and not be stigmatised.
demonstrated how being selfish and sorting yourself out needs to be done in order to achieve the best from you to others.
Trying to be the best for everyone else can often lead to you getting bogged down in your own mess, as sorting everybody else’s problems out leaves you short of your own energy for you!! If this sporting hero can talk openly about his experiences of pressure and come back to pro sport and dominate we can all take something from it. It inspires us to be natural, who we are, and most importantly talk to those who care most about it. Time to recover is always good, but beware of those that consume your energy to give nothing back. Choose wisely in your time to others.
““MY SOLITUDE DOESNT DEPEND ON THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF PEOPLE; ON THE CONTRARY, I HATE WHO STEALS MY SOLITUDE WITHOUT, IN EXCHANGE, OFFERING ME TRUE COMPANY.””