Friday, July 11, 2014

Resources to face life

Do you have a lot of resources to handle all that comes your way in life? Resources can include family and friends, behaviors you have learned that get you through, de-stressing techniques such as yoga and deep breathing, groups to which you belong for support, your faith and your religious community, books and other materials that give you tips to deal with life issues—and much more.

The more resources you have, the stronger you will feel. The stronger you feel, the more confident you will be that you can indeed face whatever life brings your way.

"A woman is like a tea bag," Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said, "for you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." True enough. Sometimes we have no idea how really strong and resourceful we are until something traumatic happens in our life. Suddenly we are thrown into the deep end of the pool, and we have to sink or swim. That's when it's great to have a good supply of resources—a good tool kit, as it were. Best not to wait until you face a difficult situation.

Why not think today about what's in your Facing Life Toolkit? What are your resources? If you need to develop some more, now's a good time to do so.

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