Overcoming Tough Times: How to Defend Your Inner Space by Dr. Christina Hibbert
As a psychologist, I've experienced terrible things with my clients, and in my personal life, I've been through many painful trials as well. One thing I've learned that has helped me deal with all these challenges is this: Defend your inner space.
To do this, I like to imagine a giant bubble surrounds me. It's clear, so I can see and hear and feel everything I need to; I can have compassion and help those around me. BUT, nothing sticks to me. I can leave it at work and not take it home with me.
Whatever's happening in the world around us, we mustn't let it seep into our hearts, minds, and souls and change who we are or who we're seeking to become. Yes, when life feels out of control, defend your inner space.