Survive, Live or Thrive
Simple Self-Help Tips for Those Who Feel Stuck in a Rut
by L. Lynn Gilliard
I had all but given up on life. I decided I would just lay down in my bed all day and wait to somehow wither away. I was going through a severe bout with depression after losing someone near and dear to me who was pretty much the only person I could reliably call on in times like those.
My freelance business was struggling and money was extremely tight; I mean, going into the change jar to buy some soup tight. I was indescribably angry with my family and the people who I thought were my friends for not being there for me in a time of need. Though I wasn’t eating much, I gained some weight and became bloated due to my heavy mind state and lack of activity. I didn’t talk to anyone. My hair looked horrible and I felt ugly. And I was all alone. I felt like I was in the twilight zone.
“Why am I even here?” I asked myself constantly. “I don’t matter to anyone. No one cares.”
Then one day I had a revelation as I was doing some much needed yard work. For some reason I decided to listen to an audiobook entitled “The Power” while doing it. Much like the author, I began to have an awakening as to why I was experiencing what I was going through in life up to that point.
I created it all. And only I could change it…
My personal journey inspired me to write Survive, Live or Thrive. The main idea of the book is that surviving and just living (getting by) isn’t enough — we’re meant to thrive as humans. Then we’re supposed to help make the world better in our own small (and large) ways. That’s the ultimate goal; the meaning of life. There are 5 straightforward sections:
– pursuing your dreams
– making money
– dating and relationships
– family relationships
– loving yourself
Reasons why you should get Survive, Live or Thrive? today:
– you’re feeling “stuck in a rut” and don’t know how to get out of it
– you have bouts of depression or just feeling down and out about your life
– you have conflicts with your family members, friends and significant others
– you are angry or fearful all of the time
– you feel as if you’re stuck in a bad cycle that’s never ending
– you need some encouragement in your day to keep moving forward