After a long hard think, and after making a really difficult decision I have decided to let people know what’s been going on.
As some of you may be aware my son has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as traits of Autism, along with my non-visible disabilities we were struggling to keep our heads above water and overwhelmed by difficulties. Eventually I had to leave my job to become a full time carer for him as neither of us were coping in the situation we were in.
To help myself cope with the drastic change I started writing/creating music in awareness of mental health and how the pandemic has majorly affected not just my mental health, but so many others around us.
Please listen and enjoy this music I have created for anyone and everyone to listen too, to try and help others that are going through a similar situation. Thank you for all your support-it means a lot.
Could you please explain it to me in more simple terms?
Reading is the key to understanding our world. I am not here to change the system, I’m here to change our approaches. Change the people, and you change the system. We are in this together. The future is up to us.
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
Lisa Ower mentions in her article here ‘No matter what the change is, big or small, it must be able to link to your culture, overall purpose and vision of the company. Even if management views the change as beneficial, if your employees can’t link the change to the existing culture or organizational purpose, it will be difficult for them to carry out these transformations.’
Questions to Ask Yourself
How do I think?
How are humans are wired?
How to change my mindset?
What does success look like to me?
How does the human brain react?
What’s in it for me?
Ways to understand my behaviour?
For me change is good change, change is hard. It is part of the human experience. I found change difficult and I felt insecure about myself, but it was worth it.
I made the toughest decision to close my struggling business and lost my home nine years ago. My family fell apart and as a mum I struggled through the hard times, putting myself in a difficult situation. It’s taken a lot of mental clarity to help me find my focus and direction, it forced me to go to the next level. I went through a very emotional journey, me against the world. Sometimes you need to do you and take a step back to live a peaceful and authentic life. Show up and love them hard, only then will you realise what’s important.
“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.”
Eventually, realised I needed to take responsibility for mylife and myhappiness. Happiness is a choice. I had to put myself first before supporting my children’s mental health. Happy mum, happy child. It improved my confidence and well-being. My life and motherhood has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows but never boring. Helping my children was a great way to help myself.
What’s your culture, purpose and vision?
I’ve learned through my journey that doing too much for your kids is not an effective parenting strategy.
“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change.”
Business leaders need to have the courage, the strength, the resilience to bounce back from Covid-19.
Gobal leaders need to be motivated by the job itself to do a good job; their first priority in business is to act on humanity and the second priority is to make money.
Larry Bird quoted – “Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quiet. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation.”
Our world is changing and Covid-19 and other chronic diseases will impact our lives forever. Covid-19 is like another disease and are rising in numbers. It is caused by what we do to the environment; driven by today’s lifestyle. We need to rise together to protect life on earth from destruction, global pandemics, deforestation, bad governance, corruption, nuclear war, political and economic systems.
I am optimistic that social and behavioural changes will come from this.
“There is more to life than increasing it’s speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This is an article on connectivity. It contains the advice or opinions of one or more contributors. This post is not a medical science article nor is it a health policy. It is a resource to understand the changing health challenges we face on a global level.
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Why chronic illness is a global health issue and the responsibility is not equally shared, there is a lack of communication, relationship conflicts and every person would be more self directed if outside influence stops.
This learning platform can help us to better understand the importance of why a positive attitude and a flexible mindset are key to the success in the recovery from a disabling chronic illness. Understanding empathy is the first step, but also we can contribute to the quality of a sufferer’s mental health and mental illness by listening more, hearing other points of view and learning the key statistics and facts of chronic illness and chronic pain.
It’s often necessary to gain needed accommodations at work or at home, proper medical care, support, and understanding. It can often feel isolating at times. If you need to talk confidentially you can call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
What are your thoughts on this article? Did you listen with empathy?