As the holidays approach, many people may be looking forward to spending time with loved ones. But for those who cannot have the festive season they desire may be feeling a little down in the dumps.
Cliches like ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ can give little cheer to those who are in a far from ideal situation. But embracing optimism is important – for our own health and well-being, and in order to work towards a more sustainable way of life.
I recently wrote an article for Treehugger talking about how problems can be opportunities in a garden. And what is true in gardening can also be true in other areas of life. By taking a step back and looking at things in a more positive frame of mind, we can often find solutions in the very problems we are looking to solve, and can begin to see small glimmers of hope and possibility in any situation.
At the very least, any problems we encounter as we try to live our lives can be viewed as learning experiences. They strengthen us as people. And while the contrary is often believed, experiencing challenging circumstances really can often bring out the best in people.
So rather than getting down or depressed when you encounter bumps in the road, try to channel your desire for change into making the small everyday changes you can make to take on new projects, or live in more sustainable ways.
If you would like some help to get things back on track, either in your garden, in your business, or in your life in general, please do get in touch to discuss how I can help.