Your Motivation for January 18, 2019

Hello, it’s Shirley from your Patient Next Door support team bringing you some thoughts for your Friday.

People spend an awful lot of time looking back at where they have been. We spend time and energy thinking about and grieving lost opportunities, failures and what others have done to us.

But we shouldn’t because the past is gone and all we have is now.

There is a song by Meatloaf, “Objects in the Rear View Mirror  May Appear Closer Than They Are.” The lyrics of the song will leave you thinking hard about how you live your life.

The gist of the song is how we tend to look back at events in our life, and spend too much time in the past.

That ties in beautifully with the quote by Mary Engelbreit, which means don’t look back, you are moving forward into life not backward.

I am trying hard to take my own advice and think about today and planning for tomorrow instead of rehashing what has been. I cannot go back in time and change the past, so why not take the lessons I learned from it and use them to propel me into a bright future!

I have included below the song by Meatloaf. Listen to the lyrics, they may change your outlook on life.

 

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Your Motivation for January 17, 2019

Welcome back to Patient Next Door! It’s Shirley from your  Patient Next Door support team.

How often do we as human beings look at bad events in our lives as being useless wastes? My question for you today is, are they?

I put it to you that the bad times we encounter on our journey through life make the good times shine brighter and be happier.

So, when bad events happen, we should try to remember that they will not last forever and we will heal. One day the sun WILL shine again.

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Your Motivation for January 15, 2019

Hello and welcome to Tuesday. It’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Support Team.

How many times do we get so caught up in life’s daily battles that we forget to enjoy our stay on planet Earth. Most of us are only here for around seventy years and poof! We disappear like a vapor of smoke.

Why not choose to enjoy spending your time doing the things that matter instead.

Begin by looking inside yourself for the happiness we all seem to be searching for and not rely on outside influences. Invest time relying on and building up self-confidence plus improving you are as a human being.

Next, spend your hours enjoying those whom you love and work with. They too are only vapors that will all too soon be gone.

We only have a limited number of minutes here in this existence, it’s time to savor every one of them.

Food for thought to feed the soul.

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Your Motivation for January 14, 2019

Hello again and welcome to another week. It’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door support team.

Oh, how I wish someone had told me this quote when I was in my teens and twenties. Life might have been better for me.

I remember well when I was younger that I would make a mistake or become sincerely disappointed by a curveball in my life and spend months and even years swimming in my own unnecessary soup of self-pity and self-doubt.

Now as I have grown in age and in understanding, I understand that being upset is fine. I am, as the quote says, only human. However, living in the upset for long periods of time solves nothing and only creates the perfect storm for me to live in misery.

If life has taught me anything, it is that after a major disappointment or failure the things to do are to cry it out, get back up, brush myself off and walk on.

But, I also know that I had to be ready to both hear and accept the wise words expressed in the above quote.

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Your Motivation for January 11, 2019

 

Hello again! It’s Shirley.

For too long society has made talking about someone’s mental health taboo, unless of course, it is in hushed tones at work or at home. Somehow we have come to believe that if we speak about mental illness in casual, open conversation in the light of day that we can either make that person sicker or perhaps what they have will rub off onto us.

I would like to make three statements about mental illness to clear the air.

First, let me state unequivocally that YOU CANNOT “CATCH”  a mental health disorder from someone else. Mental illness is not a virus nor is it contagious.

Second, living with a mental health disorder is NOT a death sentence and most are highly treatable.

Third, people whose lives are affected by a mental health problem need your help and support, not hushed discussions behind their back or being ignored out of fear.

Only with open and honest dialogue can we as a society defeat the brain dysfunctions that are involved in the creation of a mental health problem.

Only with open and honest dialogue can we as a society defeat childhood abuse, a major cause in the brain changes involved in the formation of many mental health problems.

And, only with open and honest dialogue can we as a society change the conversation about mental illness so that researchers can continue to understand the genetics behind many mental illnesses.

We are on the cusp of a great revolution in the treatment of mental illness. So, let’s talk.

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Your Motivation for January 10, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, Shirley here again. On the mend and ready to write!

Contentment. What does it meant to you?

Does contentment mean something you will have if…

…if you have enough money

…if you find the right mate

…if you live long enough

…if you fill in the blank?

I propose that contentment means a lot more and that you don’t have to wait for your if’s to happen.

Contentment means feeling satisfied and happy with your world, just as it is right now.

How can you achieve this feeling, you may be asking, if I am ill, unemployed, lonely, etc.? Perhaps instead of focusing on the things you do not have, you should focus on the things that you do.

Sit down with a piece of paper and a writing instrument, thinking about the things you have right now and write them down. Start with the simple things:

Can you see?

Can you hear?

Can you work?

Are you living inside a dwelling?

Are you warm enough?

Do you have enough to eat?

Then branch out from there.

Then, consider those who do not have the things you do. I guarantee you will soon feel grateful and content.

What’s the alternative? To live discontented and angry for your entire life because you didn’t get your ifs?

Think about that.

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Your Motivation for January 8, 2019

Hello again, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Support team.

I apologize for being gone for so long, I have been very ill. Not a great way to begin the new year! However, from my illness, I have become more aware of the state of my body.

That’s where the statement in the above picture comes in.

How often do we take our physical health for granted? Especially when we are young, we think we are somehow invincible and will never sicken or die.

However, as we grow older we begin to recognize that perhaps we aren’t as invincible as we thought as aches, pains and illness begin to intrude into our reality.

It is never too late to begin to take care of your body. Never.

I began to pay closer attention to things like how often I take over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen, something I had never been concerned about before.  These drugs can be dangerous to our overall health even though they are available without a prescription.

Then there was my diet. I have gained thirty pounds in the last year and had already decided before my illness to be careful what I eat and get more exercise.

Although making changes to our lifestyles may seem an intrusion, the reality is quite different. If we wish to live longer and have reasonably good health, taking care of the bodies we inhabit is key.

After all, if your body is sick, all your plans and hopes can be dashed to pieces.

Bottom line, take care of your body. Like the saying states, you only have one place to live.

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Your Last Motivational Page for 2018!

Today is the last day of 2018, so let’s examine some vital truths about life together.

Hi, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Support Team.

Forgiveness; it is a sweet word to some and a curse word to others.

If you have done something to hurt someone else, then receiving forgiveness is music to your hurting soul. If on the other hand, you have been hurt by someone else, then the words forgiveness makes you angry as you feel you need not to forgive someone for doing you great harm.

But, does the above saying by Desmund Tutu speak of either of those two concepts? Or, is there a deeper meaning?

Forgiving Ourselves is the Greatest Gift

Of all the people in our lives, who is it who harms us the most? If you raised your hand and said, “ME!”, you are correct.

Throughout our lives on planet earth we, being human, make lots of mistakes and some of those errors hurt us badly. I’m not just speaking monetarily, but physically, spiritually and emotionally as well.

So, in 2019, what is the best gift we can give ourselves? Forgiveness.

Forgiveness for doing stupid things and making ridiculous decisions.

Forgiveness for turning left instead of right.

What Forgiveness DOES NOT Mean

Forgiving ourselves DOES NOT MEAN patting ourselves on the back and repeating the same mistake or decision. Nor does self-forgiveness give us permission to repeat the patterns that hurt other people.

What it DOES MEAN we get up, brush ourselves off, examine what we should have done differently, make amends where possible and learn from our failure.

Then it is time to forgive ourselves and move on.

So, forgiveness truly does give us a chance to make a new beginning.

Happy New Year From Patient Next Door! 

 

 

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Your Motivation for December 27, 2018

Hello again, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Team.

Life is full of challenges, but when you add a mental health problem into the mix, it becomes even harder.

The stigma that society holds against folks living with a mental health challenge keeps them isolated and sometimes makes them outcasts of their own communities, or worse, their families.

I understand the difficulties these marginalized human beings face because I too live with a severe mental illness and have had to face and overcome the same prejudices.

The recovery process in therapy or other treatments is long and sometimes heartbreaking work. Many hours and a lot of money are invested to gain peace of mine and to appear to the rest of the world as “normal”.

However, my message to others who are struggling to gain confidence and to live in a world that does not understand them is simple.

The only person you need to please is yourself.

And.

Even though the sky seems overcast by impenetrable clouds keeping you in darkness today, I can guarantee something:

If you don’t give up and keep moving forward, the clouds will someday part and you will feel the warmth of the sun shining down upon your face.

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Your Motivation for December 26, 2018

After a brief break for Christmas, we are back and ready to publish more posts we hope you find helpful.

In a little under a week, a new year begins.  How do you see the advent of 2019? Do you see it as an end of 2018 or as a chance to reset your life?

One cannot forget the past and in most cases, past mistakes cannot be erased. So, how does someone reset for the new year?

Why not begin by taking an honest look at the past year and write down all your accomplishments and failures. This includes at work, in business as well as your relationships with others.

After looking at them written down in front of you, decide which of these you wish to celebrate and forget. Decide how you could have handled the situation better in failures and think of ways you could have reacted or acted better in your relationships.

Then take that piece of paper, crumple it up into a tiny ball and throw it away.

It’s time to begin again.

It’s time to remember the lessons learned in 2018.

It’s time to move on working with a new slate.

It’s time to begin a new chapter in the book written about your life.

I love the video I’m going to share below because the lyrics speak to my heart. We are all, until we die, only books of life that are still unwritten.

 

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Your Motivation for December 21, 2018

Welcome to Friday and the 21st of December, the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

For eons, the winter solstice has held magic for humanity. We’ve  built huge stone structures like Stone Henge and other wonders to mark its coming. It marks a point in the cold when humanity in the northern hemisphere on earth can begin counting down the days until the warmth returns once more.

This year the winter solstice is accompanied by some remarkable celestrial fireworks, a full moon and the Ursid Meteor Shower.

So, if you dare, bundle the family up nice and warm, take a thermos of steaming hot cocoa, sit outside and watch the celestial sky work its magic.

The full moon occurs Saturday, December 22nd.

The Ursids Meteor Shower will begin tomorrow as well and will peak December 24th, just in time for Christmas Eve.

Enjoy!

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Your Motivation for December 20, 2018

December 24th is only four days away. For some this fact means excitement and family, for others dread and loneliness.

I realize that this blog is read in all parts of the world, and some places have other religions and Christmas celebrations may not be practiced.

But the basic idea of the holiday season remains the same no matter who you, where you live or what you believe. All the religions of the world have one basic belief in common, that of loving others and treating them well.

So, this December remember to visit your neighbors and bring them some cheer. Help the lonely know they are not alone, feed those who are hungry, clothe those who are naked, and offer shelter to those who have none.

Like in the video I shared above, it only takes a moment to brighten someone else’s life.

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Your Motivation for December 19, 2018

Hello everyone, welcome to Wednesday!

Bob Hope may have been a great comedian, but this quote from him really hits home this time of year.

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the preparations, decorating, shopping and celebrating with our families that we forget those who are our neighbors.

The homeless man on the street corner, the old person spending their Christmas alone, the child who faces abuse every day, these are people we would rather ignore especially when we are merrymaking.

Want to change the world for the better? Want your kids to understand what all the December holidays are all about?

Then teach them to love others and to show respect and dignity to other people, whether they are like themselves or not.

It doesn’t cost much to reach out to others and show them, love. In fact, it need not cost anything at all.

Christmas caroling, handing out homemade decorations cost nothing.  Giving warm socks, food, and gloves to the homeless cost very little.

However, the smiles and memories you make for your family and the people you have shown love to is priceless and will last forever.

Love, that’s what others need and want for Christmas. Just love.

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Your Motivation for December 18, 2018

Hi, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door support team.

At first, the quote above may seem insulting. However, if you think about it, it is true.

To keep making the same thing expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity. So, to keep pursuing the same error is, by definition, insane.

The term idiot does not mean someone who is stupid. Rather, it means someone who will not change course even when the evidence they are faced with proves what they are doing is wrong.

So, if you find yourself caught up in doing the same things but not getting the results you want, consider what Cicero said.

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We care about you.

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Your Motivation for December 14, 2018

Hi, welcome at last to Friday!

The three words “I AM BUSY” describe almost all of us today. We don’t take the time from our busyness to take a breathe, let alone spend time with ourselves or our families.

I have heard friends and family members express how they would love it if their young children would suddenly be grown up.

What?

Parents only get a few years with their children before they fly the nest.

Then I hear from other parents, “If I wasn’t so busy building my career, I’d spend more time with my kids and spouse.”

What?

What if you die of a heart attack or in a car crash driving home from that job that keeps you “busy” today?

A Warm Sandy Beach is Calling You

The words in the picture above are set onto the image of a warm, sandy and inviting beach.

Can’t you hear the waves and the sunshine calling to you? Wouldn’t you love to give up on being busy long enough to pack up the kids and the spouse and head out for some relaxation and time together?

If you don’t take time to spend with them, you’ll blink and realize soon that your kids are grown and you don’t know the person you had determined to spend your life with any longer.

You have been busy.

My advice?

Hug your kids, play with them and cherish those few years when they look up to you as mommy or daddy.

Hug and tell your spouse you love them. Take them out for a quiet dinner in a nice restaurant and propose all over again.

Tell your boss you are going to spend quality time with the family. When they ask about your success, tell them it isn’t measured by how much money you make, but by the quality time you share with the ones you love.

Even if it means changing jobs now, later when you are older and your kids are grown you’ll have a pile of memories to share with them not regrets.

Shirley

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Your Motivation for December 13, 2018

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Good day everyone! It’s Shirley again bringing you a motivational post to help you through your day.

Here at PatientNextDoor we are working had to ensure we bring you information and hope to your life.

But you know what? Sometimes you just need to laugh. After all, I’m struggling just like you to make my way through life. That’s why this quote hits home. I’m just an ordinary person who is bold enough to put her thoughts out there for all to see.

Sometimes I’m completely off base, and many times I’m just plain wrong in my outlook on life. Then I also see life from my own point-of-view which may or may not be the same as yours.

That’s okay.

Take a deep breath today, hug your kids, tell your lover you care and relax.

It’s all good.

Hey, here’s a picture of a tree!

Shirley

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