“The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.” – Brené Brown, Rising Strong
I read Brené Brown’s book, “Rising Strong” at the end of 2018, after separating from my wife and at a very trying time of grieving in my life. I was crying constantly and my emotions were a complete blur. I found that I was constantly bombarded with thoughts and feelings I had never had before.
I was continuously trying to “check in” on my feelings and figure out what they meant. “Rising Strong,” was an amazing tool to check the story I was telling myself and re-write my future.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone going through difficulty like a failed marriage, a setback at work, and a host of other personal losses to be able to take a step back and listen to your self-talk.
What is it you are telling yourself about the situation?
Challenge those thoughts. Remind yourself about what the truth actually is.
Work through your feelings and emotions and tell yourself a new story. Re-write your future with a new reality of how you will go forth onward and upward.