I’ve been thinking so much lately about perspective and mindset when it comes to our vestibular somethings. How many times have you accomplished something with your vestibular something that you thought was impossible, then looked back, only to realize that if you hadn’t taken every agonizing step along the way, you never would have gotten there?
When things were hard, heck, when they seemed impossible because the vestibular symptoms were relentlessly crashing… I found that it was my mindset that kept me going.
It created a beautiful opportunity for me.
The vestibular stuff was so damn hard in the moment. There just wasn't any relief anywhere and I felt like I was trudging in mud and it just kept on raining. Then pouring. Then hailing. I wanted to know when the storm would lift.
I learned I had to create my calm in the storm and focus on all I could do. I had to focus on how the vestibular stuff was helping me learn and grow and get to know myself better. I had to learn how to better take care of me and truly fuel my health every single day. I had to learn that there was a light in the tunnel and when I really started to believe it, everything changed.
In the below video I talk about relentlessly charging forward and how my mindset saved me. It became the light in the tunnel.
I’m going to encourage you to recognize this chapter of your life but put the label on it that you want. Maybe something like “My Healing Journey” or “My Awakening”. I think you’ll find that much more helpful than a title like “My Nightmare”. I hope that you see my point. I’m encouraging you to add the bliss to this chapter even if you can’t quite feel it yet. You are writing this chapter, not your vestibular something. I know it often doesn’t feel that way, but what if you were to operate on that mindset. What would you write?
If you’re like me maybe you will just open your laptop, start writing and see what flows.