The thoughts that were going through my mind seemed to come from the twilight zone.
Nightmares that would make Stephen King shudder were interrupting my sleep every night. The lack of sleep and the anxiety level was taking over my mind and my life.
What was wrong with me? I remember thinking, “Is this what it feels like to lose my mind?”
When you think you're losing your mind, how do you explain it to someone? How do you bring up THAT subject?
My doctor suggested pills, my health practitioner suggested it was my diet, my teacher suggested more workouts, my friends suggested a vacation, my co-workers suggested I get a new job, work from home, join an MLM, journal more, talk to your husband, reassure your children, don’t let anything slip through the cracks, and none of these suggestions made a difference.
STOP – Just please stop, I just want the madness to end. I was so tired of being tired and felt so disempowered in my own life.
And then… one morning I was walking down the stairs and I tripped. As I felt myself begin to fall, I was amazed how many thoughts were going through my mind in that split second.
I remember thinking, maybe I’ll just fall and it will all be over. But in that split second, I realized something very valuable about myself. I wasn’t ready to give up!
The Universe has an amazing way of bringing us our greatest desire because I certainly was given the opportunity to end the madness that was going through my mind. After I fell, I broke both ankle bones in my left leg, had surgery, spent 5 days in the hospital, 4 months in a wheelchair and 3 years to walk again including a second surgery.
Needless to say, I certainly had a lot of time to sit around and think!
When are women taught to be empowered? When are women taught to put their needs and wants before the needs and wants of others? Being empowered means that you feel valued, heard, practice self-love, feel appreciated and are part of something much bigger than yourself. It's nearly impossible for women to be empowered when they believe that the wants and needs of others should come first.
As a wife, mother, career woman, friend, and part-time entrepreneur, I had never learned to put myself first. I always allowed others to come before me and my needs. I was my biggest saboteur at disempowering myself.
When will we finally say, “ENOUGH, I have had enough and it is up to me to make new choices in my life".
When a woman is living her life based on self-love, she will never again allow a person, place or condition to treat her with anything less than she deserves.
Society is so quick to take a pill for whatever is bothering them. Instead of silencing the voice inside your head (that’s trying to get your attention), give yourself permission to pay attention to your feelings. What are you feeling? If you are feeling overwhelmed, that is a clue that you are not practicing self-love.
That voice inside your head is pleading with you to make the necessary changes for you to live an empowered life. Make the choice to lead an empowered life this very moment.
There are easier ways to make different choices in your life than falling down the stairs!
Nancy Mueller – Giving Empowerment CPR to women around the world!
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