I recently found myself with a problem to solve that felt difficult. It was as if the more I tried to solve it, the more challenging it became and it felt so serious. But then, I tried lightening up and looking at things from a different perspective, and I managed to find a little humour … Continue reading Difficult problems and light-hearted solutions
When feeling low becomes the norm
I read something today that struck a chord with me. People were making judgements on how a person dealt with a something difficult that they felt unable to overcome. I write about overcoming challenges and finding solutions to difficult problems all the time. But it is so important to acknowledge that some challenges are much … Continue reading When feeling low becomes the norm
Learning difficult lessons
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
You and everybody else
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
Backing down is easy
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
What if things could be easier?
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
Difficult and easy
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.
Difficult in the beginning
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