Wednesday, October 7, 2015

When life goes astray

People seek help when life does not go according to plan. Often we have a preconceived idea of what our lives SHOULD be like and so we plan and prep accordingly. We try our best to reach our well planned goals. Life however doesn't always go according to our master plan. It's filled with bumps and bruises along the way. It twists and turns for better or for worse. So in order to deal with the unexpected we need to "reframe". Instead of being ready for the unexpected, welcome it with open arms and have tools, coping skills and strategies in place to incorporate when "life happens" time and time again. Life is colorful. The unexpected bumps, twists, change of plans etc are what make us unique and interesting. Reframing helps us handle stress and anxiety. Try being flexible and open to life. Remember when you least expect it, you may meet someone who will impact your life, discover new places, take on different challenges that will add spice to your life. The outcome will be greater self-confidence, and improved ability to deal with transitions and change. Therefore, embrace life even when it may have gone awry.