Six month rule

Last Update: May 25, 2020

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it" Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Life as we know it is unfortunately full of stress and anxiety, due to many causes, pressure of career, family issues or our own characteristics that leave us prone to these feelings.

Life can be a dark place for many when getting so wrapped up in the obstacles that cloud our vision and outlook. It doesn't need to be that way, we have to always try remember that no matter how hard things get or how hopeless they may seem, there is always somebody to reach out to. You know what they say " A Problem shared is a problem halved". Its not easy to confide in someone especially when we may be perceived in the public domain as that person that can keep things together and is a go to problem solver. If you are one of these people you may find that in times of crises you have no one to turn to and that darkness can creep in.

I know it's hard in this instance but never feel that you cannot talk to someone, you will be surprised with the level of concern that will greet you when you open up. I for one would be honored if someone approached me in difficulty, it can indicate their respect for you and their strength of character in difficult times so always seize that moment to help, it could be the difference between life and death.

When life is busy and you are joggling home and business life there will be problems every day so in order to keep a good outlook on things and ensure that every thing is kept in perspective I use the six-month Rule. Regardless of the difficulty I constantly say to my self right this situation is stressful and causing me anxiety but in six months I will have dealth with it and it will no longer be an issue. And difanentely a second six months from now it will be sorted out.

Now I'm not saying that all your problems will be solved in six months but I do find that by doing this you mindfully make a job card so to speak for the problem and this frees up mindspace to start working on a solution rather than dwelling on the problem.

Problems and issues will come and go and stress and anxiety will be associated with them, it's the methods that we us to elevate those ressures that can ensure our lives are not overly affected by them. We will always be able to see enough light at the end of the tunnel to ask for help or keep powering forward to success. Success is all our ultimate aims here at WA and hopefully the Six month rule can help lift a cloud in some life that you know sometime. Reach out.



"Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I've made that commitment for my life's sake and for the sake of those who love me." —Susan Polis Schutz, poet


Regards

Mark

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Very well said, Mark!

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EleanorLira1 Premium
Nice blog i love it
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LisaBusche Premium
Thank you, Mark...I battle depression almost everyday. As a caregiver I lose clients (terminal) and I am currently in between clients. As a single parent of 3 teenagers, it is a tough road. People like you make it worth it. A partner to walk the journey with.
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MARKRYAN1 Premium
Hi Lisa glad you like post unfortunately not discussed enough , to many friends gone keep up the great work the world would be lost without your kindness year all saints in the caring services underappreciated stay in touch and good luck in WA enjoy the process
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Regina50 Premium
So true. I like your six month rule. Have a nice day.

Regina
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james5273 Premium
Great post Mark! Thanks for your advice.
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MARKRYAN1 Premium
Thanks james glad you liked it I hope your keeping safe and well in this odd time keep in touch
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PutraPiria Premium
Your six month rule is a great post. Liked
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