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Top Tips Dealing with Life’s Curveballs

You are all set on a path, you know where you’re going, you know what to expect. And then WHAM – one of life’s unexpected curveballs hits you and blows it all out of the water. How do you cope with that? What do you do to get back on track?

Here are my Top Tips:

  1. Clear out some space in your head.
  2. Take a deep breath (or 2 or 3).
  3. Try to find a quiet spot to sit and just breathe. Even better, go for a short meditation, or a few Yoga stretches.
  4. Take stock of your position. Get it all down on paper. Write lists, put everything down on paper.
  5. Itemise the tasks you need to do in order to move on. Include the small ones rather than lumping everything into big un-manageable chunks.
  6. Clear out some space in your day to day life. De-clutter your working space, your desk, your office. A good tidy up and de-clutter works wonders for your equilibrium.
  7. Go for a walk in the fresh air – in the countryside, or by the sea. Take deep breaths, swing your arms, take big strides. Really focus on your walk.
  8. Ask a friend, or someone close, to be your sounding board, to help you to keep on task, and to offer support and encouragement.

Unforeseen changes happen to all of us, mostly when we least expect it. I find that I really struggle when something happens to upset my plans, and I am forced to re-think my priorities. But in a funny sort of way, it also works out to be good for me, in the long run.

To be honest, as long as you expect to be challenged in life, rather than the opposite, you will be fine. As long as you expect there will always be some new difficulties to overcome, it will all work out for the best. It is all about how you adapt and move on and look at it as a new opportunity, rather than allowing yourself to get stuck and procrastinate.

Check out more of my Monday Motivation Blogs HERE.

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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