“It’s not a problem. There are people out there with much worse problems than mine.”-Cynthia “Doesn’t make yours any more fun to bear.”-Liza “No. But it does help with the self-pity.”- Cynthia”
At times in our lives there might be problems at work, at home, in our relationships, or even in ourselves. While world events may or may not affect us directly, personal problems have an immediate impact. We do however have choices of how we deal with them.
Here are some common ways of responding to problems that come up in our lives. You could:
Run away from it. Just live with it. Get someone else to take care of it. Study it and research it. Find out how other people handle it and do the same. Discuss it and perhaps work together as a team. Take it as a challenge and attack it head on. Learn new skills so you can more easily handle the problem. Look at the bigger picture; maybe it does not matter that much in the long run. Put on your creative thinking cap and come up with some original ideas.
There are no right or wrong ways in dealing with problems or challenges. It is s useful though, to become aware of your own ways of handling them, because then you can see that there are other ways.
Looking at how you usually face challenges you get to see that there are other choices available too. Which is your way?
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”