What’s Your Hero Story

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You’re a hero. But you probably haven’t shared your story yet.

So do it. People would love to hear it, and the one who needs to hear it the most is you yourself.

We lack self-trust these days, and self-confidence. We think we’re just a part of the crowd, don’t have time to take care of ourselves, have got used to being underestimated and not understood, and tend to focus on the bad sides of the past, present and future.

But, in fact, things are completely different.

I’ll try to make you think about the other side of things and understand why I consider you a hero.

First, there are all your good qualities. The ones you often ignore, forget about and have no chance to show. But they still exist.

We are all humans and feel empathy, love, gratitude, hope and joy. These are some of the most powerful emotions and the world needs more of them.

With their help we have the chance to help others, to feel their pain and try to alleviate it. We love our loved ones and are ready to do anything for them. We appreciate what we have and thank for it. We try to give so that we can deserve what’s given to us.

Doesn’t that make us heroes?

What’s more, our past doesn’t only consist of moments of weakness and grief, angry reactions and being rude to others, offending and causing pain.

No!

We’ve smiled to other people so many times, we’ve made someone feel special by making a compliment, sharing how we feel about him or just being nice. We’ve brought back hope in times when it was needed. We were there for someone when no one else was.

And even in some of the worst moments, we were the heroes.

Our heart gets broken, but we move on.
Our loved ones die, but we learn how to live without them.
We lose a job, house or something important. And we find a way to keep going no matter what.
We get beaten up, but our wounds heal.
We get robbed, mugged or worse, but we get back to normal after some time and even find a way to forgive the person who did that to us.

Doesn’t that make us heroes?

We fail, but we try again.
We lose hope, but we find it and become even stronger.
We meet bad people, but still find a way to trust in the good ones and believe they are out there.

We are the heroes of our time. And we’re born to thrive.

So don’t be afraid to get out there and share your story with others. You have no idea how many people need to hear it.

In a world of hopelessness, support and encouragement are always needed. You never know who you inspire with your words. But you know very well how you’ll feel when he smiles again after having felt defeated and not understood for such a long time. Then he’ll turn the darkness into light for someone else too.

We all have our light inside of us, we can all shine. We just need to remember that we’re heroes.
And our hero story needs to be shared.

So what’s yours?

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Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut (and How to Get Out)

signs you're stuck in a rut and what to do about it

Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but sometimes those downs creep up and take hold without us noticing. All of a sudden we look around and realize that we’ve found ourselves stuck deep in a rut. If you don’t know you’re in a rut, it can be very difficult to get out and this can lead to lasting negative effects on your health and happiness.

So how do you know when you’re in a rut?

And, more importantly, what can you do to get back on track?

One of the biggest red flags that demonstrate that you might be drifting listlessly through your own life is that you spend most of it daydreaming of being somewhere else.

It’s perfectly normal to spend some time in the office wishing you were lying on a beach instead, but if this is a permanent state of affairs, it’s a sign that you’re dangerously bored. Try adding some spontaneity into your life to liven things up a bit, at least until that next vacation.

If you don’t have an exotic location to jet off to, you need to make sure you still have some things to look forward to. If the only thing you have any anticipation for is getting into bed at the end of every day, then you’re definitely in a rut and need to start finding enjoyment in the little things in life, appreciating all of the things that come in between waking up and going back to bed again.

Social media is a great tool for lots of things in our lives. But it can also have a very damaging effect on your mental health because it’s easy to be fooled by the edited highlights of their lives people put on there. This can leave you feeling envious because the day to day reality of your life doesn’t look like what you assume everyone’s life is, so stop obsessing over other people and shift your focus back to yourself.

Doing this shouldn’t come at the expense of actually ever seeing other people or doing anything, of course. So if you’re finding that you are spending all of your time at home rather than getting out and seeing friends, or claiming that you don’t have time to do anything (when the reality is quite the opposite), these are all also signs that you need to think hard about changing your habits.

Nobody ever wants to get stuck in a rut, but in a world where work-life balances are getting ever more hard to maintain and technology is eating into face to face interactions, it’s easy to find yourself wondering where your life went. These tips from NetCredit will help you identify whether you are living yours in a rut and will help you start to find your way out again.

More tips on how to get unstuck:

How to Get Your Motivation Back
How to Boost Your Energy and Vitality for a Successful Life
How to Embrace Acceptance in Life
How to Deal with Indecisiveness