Wanted to let you know the reason I’m not posting consistently these days is due to temporary circumstances. I’m finishing a book I’ve now been working on for a year. It’s a different kind of work than anything I’ve done prior, but I’m excited about the project — especially since it’s nearly complete. Stay tuned for more information. Coming soon.
The last couple of years have also delivered new challenges. Multiple health issues among family members, along with big changes in my daily work life. (The work related changes are mostly good, as new requests are coming in from emergency medical services, social services, law enforcement, and other agencies in need of trainers/speakers on how to deal with PTSD and STS. I’m also seeing an increase from conference event planners, women’s events, and churches for my keynote and session topics. I’m happy my 2016 calendar is filling.) But when life shifts in sharp angles, no matter how good the opportunity, it takes awhile to regain momentum. I’m in that kind of flux right now.
This is why I wanted to drop you a note, just to catch you up on why I’m quieter than usual. But never fear, I’ll return to a normalized swing soon. Due to past adversities I’ve faced, the traumas I’ve survived, and the skills I’ve acquired, I know the wisdom in practicing patience with yourself when abnormal circumstances arise. So I am giving myself the gift I would offer someone else in a similar situation — I am not doubling the pressure by beating myself up for not doing more than is healthy for me. I understand it would only make me feel worse, and reduce my ability to produce good work.
I’m not sure what’s going on in your life, however, if you are doing everything within your power to move forward but feel overwhelmed, please follow my example and don’t make things worse. Practice patience with yourself. Lighten up on your negative mental talk and replace it with positive self-talk. Pray and meditate. Know you have to fill up before you can pour out. Seek God’s guidance while you partner your efforts with His — knowing one productive moment at a time will accumulate until good results come. Life cycles like a roller coaster, but you can’t enjoy the rush if you don’t suffer through the climb.
Opportunities to share inspiring messages from the page and the stage don’t happen without focus. I must remind myself of this in order to combat my own unhealthy guilt and paralysis of the mind. This is how this author at work gets things done. So I wonder, how do you handle abnormal stress?
Do you show yourself the same level of patience you would show someone you had compassion for?
Anita Fresh Faith
Anita Brooks motivates others to dynamic break-throughs. Blending mind, heart, body, and spirit, as an Inspirational Business/Life Coach, International Speaker, and Common Trauma Expert.
Anita is also a multi-published author. Her titles include Amazon Best Seller and Readers’ Favorite International Book Award winner: Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, Barbour Publishing, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market, Leafwood Publishing, Death Defied-Life Defined: A Miracle Man’s Memoir, releasing spring 2016, and is a contributor to the global book phenomenon, The Change: Insights Into Self Empowerment Book #4. Her books are available at major and independent bookstores, plus online retailers.
Anita fulfills her mission to help 21st century women and men make fresh starts with fresh faith by sharing what she’s learned through experience, interviews, and research. Anita shares hope and encouragement from the page and on the stage.
Anita’s favorite pastime is watching sunsets with her husband of 30 plus years, while they laugh and dip their toes in the water. Her favorite passion is inspiring others to transform battles into victories.
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