Women and Adversity: Cheryl A. S. Hurley
Leadership, Mindset and Wellness Coach
Change is inevitable! We face change every day of our lives, and change can have a different impact on our lives. My personal experiences amid chaos became my teacher. I learned how to thrive during turmoil.
When Change is on the Horizon
I was in a season of change battling adversity within my family and my workplace. Amidst the chaos, I had the option of seeing change as a threat or seeing it as an opportunity. I realized that I had to befriend my fear and be willing to embrace the change I faced. I perceived courage as ‘the ability to purposefully move forward during change with a mindset to thrive.’ I chose to create the necessary action steps, which allowed me to bounce back and thrive.
The action steps I took that were essential to my mental and emotional well-being were:
1) Intentionally identify the life anchors that kept me balanced
2) Increase practicing moments of solitude
3) Be very mindful of how, what and where I focused my attention
4) Increase my self-care plan and develop a growth mindset
5) Embrace the power of the pen by journaling to track my coping strategies
My renewed mindset and the intentional action steps I took encouraged me and serves as a reminder that no matter how chaotic life can sometimes become I have what it takes to thrive.
When faced with seasons of change, consider implementing action steps that empower you to continue to grow during the challenges you may face. As you succeed, you will discover a courageous strength you never knew you had. Dare to Live Your Best Life in Abundance.
Flipside of Adversity Blog: https://livingstrongllc.com/2018/07/13/the-flip-side-of-adversity
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