Reframing is a concept that has been around for a while, but during this season of crisis, we thought it might be time to bring it back!
Just as you would place a photograph in a new frame, we as human beings have the ability to take any situation (coronavirus pandemic, for example) and choose to see it in a different context.
Sounds simple enough, right?
We know better than anyone that our feelings and circumstances can be challenging, and it can be difficult to see another side when you’re in the thick of it.
When it comes to reframing, the question we always come back to is:
“How can I make this obstacle the greatest thing to ever happen to me?”
Trust us, there’s freedom in asking the tough questions! When we ask ourselves this, it gives us the freedom to look on the positive side and see what we need.
It takes us from a position of a victim to our circumstance, to a proactive fighter for our own peace and happiness.
How can you make this concept work for you? Here’s our 3-step challenge:
“How can I make this obstacle the greatest thing that has ever happened to me?”
Everyone is different, and everyone moves forward in their own way. There are some people who have extra time on their hands for the first time in 20 years. If you want to spend that time on the couch, that’s okay! You have permission to take this time and discover what will make this season most profitable for you.
Make a plan.
If you’ve decided that becoming closer to your family is the thing that would make coronavirus the best thing to ever happen to you; then create a plan around that goal. Try scheduling weekly facetime dinners, or make your sister her favorite cake and deliver it to her door!
Whatever your goal is, and whatever your plan- loop a trusted friend into it! Who knows, you may even inspire them to take a fresh look at their circumstances too! The simple truth is that life is more fun when we do it together.
If you or a loved one is going through a difficult time, you’re not alone. We’re here to help. Take a look at our COVID-19 resource page here, and know that we’re always available to be a listening ear.