How are you doing?
I do not mean physically. I am referring to how you are doing emotionally.
There are all sorts of people, all sorts of approaches to handle life, all sorts of approaches and mindsets, all sorts of biases, fears, beliefs and all sorts of processing ways and speeds.
I spent a weekend in the Swiss Alps where across one of the gorgeous small alpine lakes a slack line event was happening.
It was amazing to watch all levels of slack line walkers move across the lake.
At first I thought “I guess falling into the water is not too bad” followed by “but then they have to swim back to shore and start again”. I noticed they were wearing a safety harness. Losing balance meant still being attached to the line, so they would not fall into the water.
To start again they beautifully maneuvered with grace and elegance back up on the line.
Anyhow, this all made me realize that ‘getting back up’ is a most vital skill to have for life with all of its ups and downs. After all the reality of life is a series of ups and downs.
In a step-by-step approach I examined my own approach to ‘getting back up’.
I think of getting back up as being back in balance. Those are the words that work for me, yet I have been around long enough and in the coaching business long enough to know that each individual uses a term that resonates with them.
For you the feeling could be one of these:
My personal approach is described in the following exercise:
I take a step-by-step approach – baby steps when that feels more realistic and comfortable.
I always feel more settled once I have spent some time reflecting on the issue that unsettled me.
The ‘bottom line’ is not to bury something unsettling inside. Find a way to gain clarity and deal with it.
by Suzie Doscher, Executive Coach for Personal Development
Self-help Author since 2014.
BALANCE - A Practical Handbook for Life's Difficult Moments. Latest updated edition (2022)
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