Have You Been Derailed From Your Well Crafted Plans for the Future? Welcome to the human race - But don’t worry, we have tools that may help you get back on track.
We see it on a regular basis and understand that unexpected circumstances can derail your best laid out plans. You may have to relocate due to a job transfer, with a health issue or experience the loss of a loved one. During difficult times, old patterns such as negative thoughts and low self-esteem might resurface and affect your progress. All of these setbacks are part of the journey as human beings. The process of getting back on track can be challenging, especially after a traumatic experience. It requires you to let go of old notions of who you thought you were, demand you to take on new responsibilities or question the meaning of life. Rebuilding after a big loss may bring pain and hardship, but it can also bring strength and wisdom you didn’t know was possible-gifts to carry with you into the next chapter of your life. Adversity can also teach you to be more tender, more flexible and more appreciative of what you might have taken for granted in the past. It can also give you a fresh perspective and help you adjust or reclaim your commitment to your path. Instead of fighting against things you can’t change, try to except that this is a natural state of life - is all ebb and flow. The more you are able to except this truth, the more you will be able to open yourself up to new opportunities for personal growth and transformation. Here are 12 ways you can start seeing your situation differently;
The 12 Steps of Overcoming Adversity
Step One: Gratitude
Acknowledge what you are grateful for helps you see that hardship is only part of your life not your whole life.
Step Two: Release Negativity
Negative thoughts will come up, acknowledge them and send them on their way
Step Three: Reach Out
We all need help sometimes. Share your concerns with someone you trust, or seek out a group support program.
Step Four: Act NOW
Don’t wait to take action until everything is perfect. Start from where you are and with what you have.
Step Five: Shift Your Perspective
Be open to find the lessons. There are opportunities for growth in the darkest places.
Step Six: Practice Self-Care
Nurture ALL aspects of yourself - mind, body, and spirit. Love and be kind to yourself.
Step Seven: Take a Break
Carve out some time from the busiest of doing - and give yourself quiet time to reflect, feel and review.
Step Eight: Let Go
Releasing what is out of your control will lift a giant burden off of you. Some call it “let go and let God”.
Step Nine: Follow Your Gut
Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, it probably is. Let your intuition guide you.
Step Ten: Be Flexible
Adjust your plans when the unexpected takes you on a different path. It may be an opportunity in disguise.
Step Eleven: Use Intention
Set your mind with the intention that you have the strength and the courage to get through this difficult day with Grace
Step Twelve: Set Limits
Don’t spread yourself too thin by taking on too much. It’s OK to say NO in order to take better care of yourself.
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