Laura, I know very little about pain (physical pain) but I know there are many who live with chronic pain, and I admire them for going forward with their lives in spite of the pain. I wish for you strength and stamina.
Thanks, E.P. and debbiepinkston! Strength and stamina are indeed important--it's a mental game as much as anything, and some days I'm stronger than others. Today is a very good day for me, as I hope it is for both of you, also.
Pick just a few priorities and be sure you can easily get them done in a day. Then, pick something fun to do. Then, if there is time left, do more work. One little bite at a time... The tortoise and the hare both finished the race, you will, too.
Hmmmm....the greatest challenge I face at this moment is knowing how to relate to certain people. I tend to assume that people are open, warm, honest and forthright in their dealings with me, and when I find it to be otherwise, I'm knocked off balance and don't know how to proceed from there. Still learning.
I like the way you expressed it. Though you did not ask for suggestions and it may not apply, I will say that by being more true to myself, relating to others has become more natural. It is an ongoing learning, isn't it.
I know exactly what you mean! I have the same trouble, and yet I can't help but assume everyone is honest and forthright and will follow "The Rules" (for whatever situation we're in). I like how you say, "I'm knocked off balance"--that's me, too.
My greatest challenge is avoiding burnout. I have so many things going on in my life. I am passionate about them all and don't want to let anything go. However, I don't want to get to the point where I no longer enjoy them.
My $0.02 is that if you're truly "passionate" about them, then even if you set some things aside for awhile you'll still enjoy them when you pick them up again--they won't gather dust or mold while you work on other passions, in my experience anyway.
The biggest challenge I am experiencing in the moment is finding out how to add the question button to my profile page! I have been researching this for the past half hour and, though I have asked numerous questions in the past, I do not seem to be able to discover how to ask a question in the present moment. This is so very frustrating!
I want to ask a burning question about politics, i.e., what are other's thoughts on how to transform our dysfunctional Congress, considering both Parties appear dug in, like WW1 trench warfare or worse, willing to throw out the baby with polluted bath water.
Good luck, SD Dickens ( hi again :-) ). I've heard from many people that 12-year-olds are like a bigger/magnified reflection of "The Terrible Twos". Good luck with the homework problem and the balancing act--you can do it, I'm sure: you're talented.
I guess my greatest challenge is keeping up with the work I (thankfully) have and trying to carve out time and energy for a personal life and personal creativity. Haven't done it yet, but it's on the list and moving higher.
Regaining my health - I injured my back and can barely walk on my own now. I've received treatment and physical therapy and this has to continue for awhile. For all you freelance writers out there, please make sure you are using an ergonomic chair if you work for hours each day. I'm sure this was a major cause of my problem (spinal stenosis which kept getting worse). The onset of pain was unbelievable - it felt like I was hit in the back with concrete. Argh!!!!
Trying to get more people to read my articles, poems, etc. I've only had two people read mine since yesterday and it's been bad all week. Trying to overcome the weakness I feel probably due to an underlying depression might be what I really need to start with or maybe just figuring out if I'm just laid back or depressed...sometimes I'm not sure.
Hi HoneyBB. I kinda' know what I think you mean, yet it may be a tad different. For me it's like running a cross country course. I just ran up a hill (Christmas holiday), then came down the back side & now there is a short but steep rise. (New Ye
I know exactly what you mean, and have felt the same way. Do feel the same way...maybe I myself have been in denial, but I think I am struggling with depression as well. However, unemployed with no insurance, i have no way to pay for any treatment.
What to do next with my life. I struggle with this constantly. i even struggle on own inflexibility to to reconcile different paths into one. Basically my argument with myself is why can't I pursue two or more avenues. Why must I always have to pick one.
Convincing our Long Term Care Insurance Company that we are SICK, SICK, SICK - and will they please start paying the Assisted Living facility for our care. We've been paying premiums for 15 years in the hope they will protect us. How many doctors does it take to tell the company that we are 'qualified'?
Perhaps call your Attorney General and ask for help. Or, as HoneyBB says, hire your own attorney to intervene. The cost of a lawyer might be money well-spent and take some of the worries off your mind: you have an advocate in your corner, then.
The thought of my 92 year old mother in a hospital bed suffering from a chest infection and consequent breathlessness. After a very long life dear old ma is facing her greatest challenge yet and she's fighting every inch of the way. We're right behind her as she lies there, eyes closed, mouth firmly shut, frail body shaking from time to time. Phyllis has been through and survived a house fire, a world war, a poverty stricken post war Britain - living and working in the same town!! Bringing up six kids in a loving, creative way!!!
I don't usually mention family on HubPages but she deserves this moment of what? Glory? Yes you could call it that.
It's always difficult to express deep seated emotion in writing - I guess the challenge is to celebrate our mother's achievements whilst bearing mind her present suffering.
I'd like to think that all readers here would appreciate such heartfelt and personal sharing. I do. If anything, the world 'could use' more of this type of honest expression from the heart. It is difficult, but worthwhile to go deeper into feelings.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful, though sad, story. It is indeed a fantastic tribute to your mother, her life, her tremendous strength and creativity, and her love of you, your siblings, and life in general. I wish you and your mother the best!
Thanks for sharing that with us. I hope Phyllis can recover well from this. It's been such a bad year for these things, and my own gran has suffered terribly too. She's doing a lot better now. I hope for the same for your mother.
The fun part REALLY is that now that I'm almost 40 and still look like a 30 kindish girl, boys of 23 hit on me (which is NICE) but the semi-bold kind of sugardads seem to have no problem at all with an age difference of 20 years or more. But I DO!
The challenge for me is, again and again, how to be centred in Spirit instead of Personality; in Self instead of Ego. All I want to do is "just be", yet I fall into the trap of "doing" because that's what the world of ego personalities demands. I look forward to the moment when all things that's not the Self fall away and when that moment becomes the new reality.
Moesky has a good point. I found that it is not 'what' I do but 'how' I do it. That is, the quality of attention I give to the task at hand. My ego still protests at times, but it seems its voice is growing quieter.
Always making sure that I have some type of prospect lined up. With the way the economy and the job market, among other things, is going, it can be extremely hard to keep your hopes up and make sure there is a purpose for you to get out of bed. There's little else in my opinion that's worse than feeling helpless; having no control over situations that almost seem hopeless. Always have to find ways to continuously make sure I am keeping busy, motivated, working, and have something to look forward to down the road whether it's a new job, getting together with my friends, going out with a girl, or simply engaging in an activity that horns my mind and body. As long as I don't feel helpless and have something to look forward to, I am content, but it's getting more difficult in this day and age with the competitive job market and failing economy.
I 'second the motion' on Moesky's comment. May not be as easy as the book title suggests, "Do what you love and the money will follow," or money may follow a looong way behind. Starting by asking yourself what you really love to do is sound advice.
To escape the nagging habits of worry that run through my head and stop me thinking clearly and enjoying the moment... because seriously, I have no worries! No financial worries this year; I'm doing what I love; I have an exciting year ahead of me... but still... Like the lack of worries has created more space for other emotions, but worry is such a bully and loudmouth that it just keeps popping up and won't go away. And to think I'm such an optimist and non-worrier at heart.
Yes Gary, it's just that, an interesting challenge.Frustrations of the last years create emotional habits that I have to break. Laura, thanks, but it really isn't depression, believe me. But if it was it'd be a challenge to deal with it without meds.
When Kati and I face this type of challenge, we may say to each other, 'Lets get to the root of it.' It is easier, of course, having a mirror. But you do well to look at it in yourself. I know you are on the path and finding your own way.
Getting over the death of my mother, and the depression associated with it...and not letting that depression destroy my relationship with the love of my life. Or from destroying my entire life, for that matter.
You don't ever get over it, but you learn to live with it and be happy in spite of the loss. It takes a long time to recover; be kind to yourself in the meantime. If the love of your life is worth it, he will be there to help you through.
I'm really sorry for your loss. As far as the depression goes, seek help and good medication. It won't go away by itself. I know this from experience and also know there will be a day, that you'll wake up with new and positive energy. I'm sure!
Thank you, you words are a comfort. I will work on taking better care of myself. I know, over time, it will be easier to cope with. It's been a year and a half, but time has not made it easier. But I need to honor her by living life to the fullest.
I'm currently in the job application process. With the economy how it is and being fresh out of college, finding anything decent has been stressful. I'm viewing it as a challenge that will give me life experience, but I'm not liking it so much right now.
I'm rooting for you! The job market is utterly brutal, but believe in yourself. Don't job-hunt all day--there is only so much a person can handle. Do volunteer work while you're looking--good refences, networking, and experience for your resume!
I am currently trying to find a job. It has become a huge challenge for my husband and I. We are a family of four... Two beautiful cats (Maya and Dali), my husband and I. We are a military family and it's my first big move. We moved to Washinngton state last May three weeks after our wedding. Even though I have a college degree, I have had a very hard time finding a stable job. I worked as a photographer for three months and the job ended. It's hard to live check to check and not being employed has affected my self esteem quite a bit. I am on the search for a job right now but it's no easy task. But I feel optimistic that that will change soon.
Your challenge will also be your victory. Your worth has nothing to do with your ability to find a job in any economy. You have gifts in the same measure as no human being on earth. 1 day, you will be aligned with them. Then, contentment will appear.
This doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you or your thinking, it shows you have many and varried interests--a flexible, thinking mind. You need to pick a major, but which one may not matter so much. You can have several careers in life.
Barbara Sher actually wrote a book about this: Refuse to Choose! She calls such people "scanners," and gives advice on how to handle the traits they have. Basically, pick a new pursuit every month (after a bit of organizing) and go for it.
We have been trying to sell our previous home since last summer but haven't had any offers to date. We moved to our new home in September and are carrying two mortgages right now which has been a bit of a fiscal burden for us. Have no pity--we knew this was a risky deal when we took it on! However, we were assured by many that our home would 'sell quickly' but it unfortunately hasn't. We live in PA and the real estate market here is better than most places but still a little on the slow side. We are hoping spring brings an offer....praying for patience until the house is SOLD!!
Praying for patience with you and also a new and stronger image of the transaction taking place at exactly the right time for you and for the family who eventually will own their new home filled with love!
My greatest challenge is not being able to find a job. It has been 4 months now since i lost my recent job n I never thought it will b this hard to find one. It's hard because I keep getting bad luck after bad luck n I'm looseing faith. I belive in him but it's hard to know all these bad luck keep coming. I wish life was easier.
Raising my child as its my first time so i dont know if all i'm teaching him are really good thing for him and it will help him someday when he grew up.I just wish that he will grew up to be a god fearing,loving and caring person.
Saving your family may be the direct result of the work you are doing on your self! Hang in there, we're with you! "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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