I learned a new LifeTOOL this past week and want to pass it along!
It involved driving a girlfriend to the airport at 4:30 in the morning to drop her off for an early morning flight to Florida.
By the time I got home and had a chance to look at my phone, she’d already sent me 4 texts and left 3 voice messages!
Her 6:00 am flight was delayed till 11:30!
WHAT? Oh No!
The airport is only 20 minutes away from my house, so my original plan had been to drop her off and come back to bed.
Being a good friend – I asked:
“Do you want me to come and get you?”
Whew! I was relieved her answer was NO! I just wanted to crawl back in to bed for another couple hours!
However, it was her next comment which led to this new LifeTOOL:
“I feel so stupid for not checking the flight.”, she said. I could sense her starting to beat up on herself.
So, I quickly replied: “Well, it can be a good lesson learned for both of us.” I too had been guilty in the past of taking for granted a 6:00 am flight would be on time.
I began to see how this idea of “Lesson Learned” could apply to a lot of different areas in life.
Since our brain can so quickly focus on the negative, even more so when dealing with depression, this term becomes a great re-framing tool.
So, the next time you run in to problem or things don’t go your way, I hope you will remember this LifeTOOL –
And focus on the positive that you can take away from the situation.
Let me know your thoughts below in the comment section!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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