During challenging times, how can you create a more meaningful life for yourself?
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During challenging times like the ones that we are in, people don’t realize that they have a hand in creating a more meaningful life. Especially when times are hard, it can be quick and easy to fall into pessimistic thinking. The challenge is that most people believe that life is doing something to them, so they live by constantly reacting to life’s dilemmas. If you perceive life as a set of difficult problems, criticism and complaining can become coping strategies that one may choose to use.
Despite the unpleasant emotions that you can associate with life’s hardships such as frustration, disappointment, and helplessness, one can always choose to hold attitudes that are different from those feelings. For instance, you can choose to persevere in times of hardship, or you can choose to have the hardship help bring out the best in you, or you can choose optimism for the life that you can live, instead of giving in to the lure of old habits and pessimism.
Once you start setting clear intentions and taking inspired action to meet your goals, then you can begin to develop a sense that you have a say in how life unfolds for you.
As you transition into a reopening of the economy and everyday life, I would encourage you to reorient your thinking by adopting more resilient attitudes and beliefs.
You may not know where your feet will land after all of this, but what I know is that if you choose to find meaning in your struggles, you can eventually find peace.
Sending my best,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg
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