I am not sure what it is that attracts me to self-help books and self-help websites. Maybe it’s that I feel there is always room for improvement. Certainly lately I haven’t been overly pleased with some of my reactions to things. I may have a reason to be on-edge and maybe to be over-reactive, but does it really matter? I really don’t think so.
I have been reading a self-help book called, “What’s Holding You Back“, by Sam Horn. I was reading a section talking about creating a personal mission statement, which I consulted with Google to attempt to construct. I ended up on this site, which identified my stress level (medium) and then suggested what to do about it.
Mind you, I have people who are there to support me every day (making some of these same suggestions), perhaps more than they should have to. I say “more than they should have to” because lately, I worry like I sound like it’s “all about me”, when it’s not. People have needed to reel me in or give me a sense of direction. I sometimes feel badly about this. The truth is: Everyone needs help sometimes, and hopefully I reciprocate. I really hope that I do.
Later, I’m going to have a look through these suggestions, in an effort to get back ontop of my life and help myself. It doesn’t mean I don’t need anyone. It just means that, hey, I CAN do something for myself, too.
Oh, and I’ll create a personal mission statement. It’s supposed to be written, then posted in a prominant place so you can see it when you have trouble deciding how to handle something. I think it will be helpful.