Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Ready For Change-Finishing Step 2
Now that you have done your assessment and mental health check-up, you will want to determine what the results are. This step is very important because the better the assessment, the more clearly you will be able to define and prioritize your list of needs for the next step. If you feel you have made a good assessment and have truly defined your most prevalent issues, then you are ready to move forward and begin doing something about them.
If you are still having difficulty figuring out some of the things that are blocking your peace, then more research or outside help may be needed. Don't hesitate to go over this step a few times until you can provide yourself with the best assessment possible. Personally, I have a few inner conflicts which have been plaguing my mind lately and I have written down what they are, and how they are affecting me. Remember that you can work the steps over and over again if you prefer to tackle one problem at a time.
This step is meant to provide you with a greater understanding of yourself. It is a time to reflect and use your own insight and knowledge to find out what is blocking you from finding your own inner peace. I will continue to reference inner peace because if you find that, then you are in control of your own happiness at that point. Once you are in control, you will begin to heal and improve your mental state of being.
The reason you want to make sure your assessment is well research and rationalize is so that you can begin to make a plan for yourself. The more information you have access to, the better your plan will be. We will move forward in the next step by prioritizing our issues and setting goals for ourselves. We will create a plan that is attainable and realistic. We will create time frames and goals that we can work comfortably and also be able to measure our progress.
The next step is where the work begins, and the more effort you put in, the more rewards you will receive for yourself. Don't worry about how much effort you can put in at this time because any effort at all will help you get started. If you are in a weakened state right now then it may take some time to build up your strength first. Don't overextend yourself, work at a pace that is comfortable for you because you can always go back and do the steps as many times as you like.
At the end of the steps, the hope is that you are able to remove some or all of your inner conflicts, and get a much closer look at the peaceful state that lies within us all. The more inner peace you can obtain, the stronger and healthier your mental well-being will be. If you have completed the first two steps then you are well on your way to finding that calm inner being you have been searching for.
All of this is designed to ease your suffering through understanding of 'self' and to increase your self-esteem and confidence. Learn to love yourself so others can love you as well. If we don't love ourselves then it is hard to expect others to do so. You are worth it no matter how you feel right now. Your life has meaning and you deserve to be content and at peace. This truly is the ultimate reward.
Have a great day and I hope you find many peaceful moments