30.12.2016 – Day 365
There are no shortcuts in dealing with life’s challenges. No quick fixes. Not magic solutions.
Say you’re depressed over the loss of a friendship, a relationship, a loved one, yet you want to feel better, happier, not so miserable. You can, but you have to go through and deal with the emotions, the changes, the anger, the loss, and acknowledge the situation, what it means, and what it has done to you. Before you can get out of your funk. You have to deal with the issues one by one and get past them. You have to go through the process of healing.
What if your confidence has been shaken by a terrible experience and you want to feel like you used to before it occurred? Say you want to regain that feeling of control rather than continue to doubt yourself and feel helpless. Again, to get out of your funk, you’re going to have to go through the situation and deal with what happened, how it felt, how it affected you and do the work to get past it. It’s a process that includes observation, identification, work, and change.
We all find ourselves in situations we don’t want to be in. And yes, we want to get out of them. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to getting past many of the challenging situations we find ourselves in.
Personally, I have found that the best way to get out is to go through and come out the other side.
You may just learn some invaluable lessons in the process too.