This month we are looking at building your ability to bounce back after unexpected events in your life. We all face challenges some are small, others are big, and some are life changing. There are people and resources available to help you through the more serious events. The good news is there are many things you can do for yourself to get you through the smaller challenges. This week we are exploring how you can change your perspective of the situation.
"When you replace "Why is this happening to me?" with "What is this trying to teach me?" everything shifts." --- Unknown
There is a technique called "Reframing" which is a matter of changing your perspective or focus on a thought or event. Imagine you are in your living room with your sunglasses on. When you take the glasses off, the room hasn't changed but it looks different. Or it starts to rain and instead of being disappointed that it's not sunny you decide you are thankful because you won't have to water the garden.
Today's Coaching Challenge
Is there something in your life that would be better if you changed your perspective? How useful would it be to you to be aware that you have a choice in how you feel about something?
If you are anything like me this may be a daily process of looking at something differently. Finding the positive benefit or the good in a situation instead of the negative will help you through a lot of challenges.
Action to take
The next time something doesn't go the way you might have hoped, look for some benefit in how things turned out. Even finding one positive thing will change the experience for you and leave you feeling better and more resilient.
Always supporting you, Jan
P.S. If you would like to know more about reframing click here for a free Your First Step Away From Stress call.