#EverydayPeople – Only you can change things in your life

This week’s #EverydayPeople is a story of a mother who wishes to stay anonymous. And yet here she is telling her story to share and to inspire. Hope her words give strength to someone who needs it today.

Describe a challenging incident of your life; something that changed you or your life.

Seven years ago, I was blessed with a son. The most beautiful shinny eyes looked at me. The most precious little fingers I had ever held. He didn’t cry on time, water went in his lungs. He was born with cerebral palsy, some parts of his brain didn’t get enough oxygen which paralysed his limbs. The amount of damage done to the brain was only to be found when he would get older. Living with this mystery was tougher than I had imagined.

I think becoming a mother changed my life. I discovered a stronger self, an emotional strength maybe only motherhood can evoke. I was no different and when I look back, I feel very accomplished and satisfied being his mom.

Looking back what was the mindset that helped you push through this or overcome this challenge?

When you feel helpless you either give in or get up and make it happen. There were many times when I felt lost, I felt not much was in my control and very low emotionally at that thought. But I also learnt a big lesson, ‘what’s in your control and within you, do to.’ Was I doing it? Was I giving it my all? The day I started focusing on things I could change, everything shifted. Only you can change things in your life.

One life tip for others; a way of thinking, a perspective or an action that helps you pull through the ups and downs of life.

Focus on the positive. Half the problems are made up in our minds that do not even exist. Learn how to tell you mind to take control of the actions. Be in a better space even if that means being away from your own people or things. Trust me there are enough positive things in everyone’s life that we take for granted.

Do drop by next week for a new dose of #everydaypeople

The series #everydaypeople is about understanding that “life happens” to everyone. We all need a little dose of inspiration, a tiny sense of “there are others going through something similar” and, some #protips and #lifehacks to help us through. 

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