Sometimes you just gotta take control.
When situations become dangerous, like medical emergencies and accidents, it’s easy to see when to take control.
In other contexts and areas of our lives the ‘push the emergency button’ sign isn’t always so obvious.
How many times have you been in a job or a relationship and you’ve been shocked by a sudden change or shift?
How many times have you been surprised when a ‘friend’ or ‘business partner’ takes advantage.
Sometimes the huge signs are there and yet we are blinkered and refuse to see.
We carry on in ignorant bliss when deep down we know not all is right with the picture.
Sometimes it’s good to be really strong and upfront with yourself. To find some quiet and private space and list out each major context of your life and just ask yourself…
‘How’s it really going?’, ‘Has anything changed that I’m not admitting to?’, ‘How do things feel?’, ‘Is there anything I’m avoiding or denying here?’
It’s like checking out the engine of your car before a long journey, or checking you’ve got your purse before you leave for the shops.
Just a checking in to ask yourself if everything is as you want it to.
I’m talking about paranoia or for looking for evidence that all is not well, just an instinctive check that you’re happy that you’re being honest with yourself.