You can learn something from everything.

You can learn something from everything!

Sometimes really uncomfortable stuff happens. We make mistakes, we don’t speak our truth, we get hurt. We all have our own ways of perceiving these types of events. The most important thing to remember is that we have choices, we can dwell on all of the negative aspects of the event or we can look to learn from it. How we choose to do this is completely up to us!

I have found through my life that I do really well with day to day changes. I go with the flow and can adapt easily. I have always thought of myself as pretty easygoing. WELL, let me tell you, I was wrong. Whenever a big, major event happens for me, I don’t deal with it very well. It takes time and work for me to process it.

Having figured that out about myself in the last few years has helped me so much! I now have the skills to remind myself that I work this way and it is okay. I don’t have to freak out and be crazy for months! I can instead, freak out and be crazy for only days! I have also learned that if I don’t ignore it, and I choose to have conversations about it, I do much better. The conversations give me support and insight. I can then be calm and make choices on how I want to continue.

When we choose to learn from an event, something really interesting happens. We begin to look at ourselves and get to know who we are, as well as how we work.