When you're going through the deep depths of working through it, some lessons are easier than others. Some lessons you accept and embrace but other lessons are a lot more challenging so you resist.You avoid doing the work the way you know that you should. And so the issue remains. There's a well known quote … Continue reading Learning difficult lessons
When you're going through something uncomfortable, difficult or challenging it can be easy to forget that other people are experinecing something similar. Millions if not billions of people have gotten nervous before a job interview, been heartbroken or struggled with anxiety. It's not specific to you or personal to you, it just happens to be … Continue reading You and everybody else
If you're in a situation that you anticipate could be challenging, you may feel like the best thing to do is back down. That way you no longer have to deal with things or worry about the outcome being far from ideal. But backing down can also mean that you aren't willing to stand up … Continue reading Backing down is easy
I have this belief about the people that we meet. I believe that sometimes we meet people who may be in our lives for a few days, a few months or maybe for years and years but we meet them and they become reminders. They remind us of the way that things can be. Maybe … Continue reading What if things could be easier?
It could be difficult, challenging and uncomfortable. But it also serves as an opportunity to learn and grow, if you're willing to be open. If you're a regular reader then growth points is a term you'll have seen me use every now and then in posts such as Bravery and uncontrollable outcomes, Day 183, It's … Continue reading Growth points
We might not like them but we have to have them. We put off difficult conversations because they make us nervous. We're worried about how our words will come out, how our words will be perceived, how the person on the receiving end will feel, we're scared of being vulnerable and we worry that we … Continue reading Important conversations
Sometimes difficult things are only difficult because we choose to perceive them to be. But if it works one way then maybe it can work the other way. Maybe, difficult things will become a little less challenging if we choose to perceive them to be easier to overcome.
When doing something new, if you don't do it well or you face challenges along the way, you might find yourself feeling frustrated. Sometimes, that feeling you get will determine your willingness to do the thing again and effect how much effort you put in. Finding it difficult in the beginning might even cause you … Continue reading Difficult in the beginning
Every once in a while I am reminded of the power of taking a walk in nature. It is calming, refreshing, relaxing and simple. If you haven't done it for a while, I'd recommend it. You'll often find that some of the most helpful things are the cheapest, easiest and most accessible. But instead we … Continue reading Cheap, easy and accessible
It's easy to talk about the weather, your favourite TV show, what you had for dinner and what you got up to at the weekend. But often when it comes to topics like mental health, fears and struggles suddenly talking becomes difficult. Part of why it's so difficult is because we don't do it enough. … Continue reading Talking when it’s easy