I've been having a few issues in my personal life recently. Nothing major, but enough to cause some stress and upset.
And whenever I'm going through a difficult situation, I find myself thinking:
"I can't wait till this is over. Everything will be ok when I just sort this one issue out!”
It's like I’m waiting for this magical time when my whole life is "sorted", and everything’s going well :)
A bit of learning...
Yesterday I took my son for a walk, and saw a woman out walking with her husband.
Her husband had what looked like dementia, and was staring into space. He followed her instructions, but didn't communicate with her at all.
It was really sad to see.
And it hit me:
Even if I get these current issues sorted in my personal life... something else will come along!
Because we’re always going to have challenges.
The thing about life...
We're all probably going to experience death, illness, upset and stress at some point in our lives (I'm sorry to say).
We haven’t been promised a problem-free life. We get through one challenge - and another one will come along. That's what makes us grow.
So what can we do to build up our reserves and keep going during these times? Here are some of my ideas for starters:
Challenges are part of life – so what’s in YOUR toolkit to survive future challenges? What could keep you going?
Sending huge amounts of love. We'll get though this, together <3