Facing life’s challenges

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had to work round a different perspective, a perspective that would give me a better understanding of what I had to deal with.

We spend our lives unconsciously observing others and what they deal with, but never think about our own lives until something big happens and then we have difficulty coming to terms with what we’re presented with.

This is so true of illness and life in general. When it comes to any life-changing scenario, any physical challenge can transform us. It’s important to come to terms with illness, because when we do we’re more likely to cope better. When we cope better, we’re more likely to think and be positive about what we deal with.

We will then get to assess our circumstances from a different perspective, a perspective that helps us come to terms with our new set of circumstances and an outcome we’re more likely to be comfortable with. Emotional setbacks are slightly harder, because we may not always recognise or understand our emotions, particularly buried emotions.

That said, it’s so important for us to be and stay positive, because if we are ever faced with a physical challenge that is significant, we have to be able to adapt as best we can. Unfortunately, our first instinct is to want to revert back to where we were, because emotionally it feels easier.

Sometimes we need to accept the life we had is gone. We have to learn how to deal with that and move on.


1 May, 2014

8 thoughts on “Facing life’s challenges

    1. Thanks Lisa. You’re right, moving on isn’t easy… but I’m just wondering whether it’s the fact that we have a challenge to deal with that makes it more difficult or is it the challenge itself?

      I think any change is difficult, but with a physical challenge, it becomes virtually impossible, but necessary if we’re to move on with our lives.

      1. I think it may vary among people, whether it’s the fact that we have a challenge to deal with or the challenge itself.

        We get used to doing things a certain way and changing it may be the challenge, but the challenge may be good for us. We just have to get used to the idea of change.

  1. There is much to be said about the old saying, ‘que sera, sera’ meaning whatever will be will be and it’s true.

    As you say, it is important to have perspective and not dwell as that is usually negative and harmful, although I appreciate it can be difficult at times.

  2. I’ve never had an easy time accepting things and being able to move on like most people do!

    There were so many life challenges that I had to face as a child in an adult way, when I had no idea how to do it. I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to good people so I’ve been really resentful.

    I know it’s something I need to do but I can’t say I’m always happy about it!

    1. Thanks Randy. I can understand why you’re not happy about having to deal with it. There’s a lot of things we have to go through emotionally, just to face even one challenge.

      I know moving on is something you know you need to do Randy. I hope you manage.

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