Me vs. Me: The Battlefield of the Mind
Finding Contentment

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

Having the right perspective works wonders for our outlook on life. An accurate perspective overrides emotional responses, brings forth optimism in bad circumstances and gives us confidence to move forward. How accurate is your perspective?

It isn't always easy to gain an appropriate perspective when we are in the thick of an emotional or stressful situation, but it is possible. When you find yourself rattled, following are four types of perspectives you can use to reframe a situation:

  • The Big Picture - How does this relate to the whole of my life? How important is this in the grand scheme of things?
  • The Objective Bystander - What would a person not emotionally attached say about my situation?
  • The Comprehensive Exam - How might all of the other people involved see things differently?
  • The Whole Truth - What do you need to know to be confident in moving forward?

Sit down with your situation in mind and thoughtfully write out the answers to these questions. If you still need some help, gaining perspective is a key reason people seek to work with a professional coach.

If you can't get an unbiased and trusted opinion, the above questions don't resonate with you, or you don't want to hire a coach, take my mom's advice and just tell yourself "Things could always be worse." That's another way to reframe!

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