How do you feel?
You know life is not what you want it to be and life has curveballs, but how do you feel when life throws that curveball. How do you deal? A curious mind would like to know.
Life certainly DOES have curveballs that it throws. I think the best thing to do is lean on those that you care about and push through those tough times. Renita Mitchell How about you?
When life throws you a curveball What do you do?
First I might feel confused. Then, when I find out what I have to do, I just start doing it, and that's exactly the way I calm down and win back my optimism.
When life throws me a curve ball, I always make a list of things and people in my life that I'm thankful for: my good health, my family & friends, my dog, my job... etc. Then, I make a to do list of actionable items to take things one step at a time. I find that looking at all of the positives first helps me stay relaxed and focused even in a stressful or overwhelming situation.
Great question Renita Mitchell ! Thank you for asking. For me when I hit a tough point in my life, I prefer to take action on things I can control rather than let life dictate what happens.
I will usually go to a quiet place to think and do some soul searching. I ask myself what could be causing these problems and come up with a plan to find out more information. When I discover it is something I can't control for, I will find ways to remove myself from that situation or environment. If it is something I can control for, I set goals to address the problem.
For example, a few years ago I was unexpectedly laid off from my job. I took 2 weeks off to understand why it happened and what I wanted to do next with my life. Once I was able to process what happened and where I wanted to go next, I started my job search by attending events and reaching out to people in my network that could help me.
It took me 8 grueling months to finally land a job but I ended up with an even better role at one of the most interesting companies in the world. That curveball ended up being a blessing in disguise.