The Holidays are for spending time with Family. Whether that’s checking in on them, or sending gifts, or making a New Years resolution. It’s a time for change and reflection. Reflecting on this past year, what could we have done better, how could we have lived a better life for ourselves, and how can we earn a living to provide for ourselves and others. What we focus on in life, is what we achieve. We cannot be successful if we are only focused on the negatives. What becomes of us. Is what we focus on. Whats important to us, and our achievements throughout the year. Those are the goals we set for ourselves moving forward, as we better ourselves. Living with mental illness, is no easy task, it is something that must be managed daily, in order to achieve in life, maintain a job, and have a career. You must always be on your side first and foremost in life, you cannot become too dependent on others for approval, and sometimes on your own you have to figure out the difference between rights and wrongs in life. When you cause harm to yourself, not only do you let yourself down, but you let your audience down. Always have self-control. –It is not our responsibility to take care of others, only ourselves, and when given the responsibility to care for others, do not abuse those positions of trust, and always maintain a level of professionalism that is required of us. The better suited we are in life for helping ourselves, the better suited in life we will be to help others. That’s the bottom line when it comes to helping others, you yourself must be strong.