^^ my now 4 year old daughter says
As we get to the park the other day
Only to find it still closed …
And at that point
We had 2 options:
- Go home
- Make the most of what we have
“Ah look at this new park”
I said pointing at the tree and the stream…
And despite their best dresses and white shoes
Now being slightly brown, and wet
The conclusion was that
“I prefer this park”
Why am I sharing this?
Our response to a situation
Will often results in how we end up feeling…
From our emotional state
To our physical state…
The park being closed is fairly minor to us
But it is huge for kids…
So next time something happens which isn’t as planned
Can I challenge you to practice flipping the situation from asking ‘why’ to asking ‘how’…
“Why does this always happen to me”
“Why does this always happen for me”
What is positive about this situation ?
Instead of: “there is nothing I can do about it. It is out of my hands”
^^ like I had a chat with one of the ladies this week as her train coming back from work was delayed which meant she could not get back for the session
“What could I do instead?”
^^ I could get my steps up around the train station? Do a home workout, even for 5 minutes.
I must admit,
Kids continue to be my biggest teacher…
And as I keep saying to them..
You can’t fail if you keep going 🙂
Everything is feedback ..