Challenges and Setbacks Happen
This will never change.
What can change is how you respond to them. I have been dealing with quite a few of these challenges myself and sometimes I think to myself-
“What the F?”
“Am I attracting this crap?” And I always ask WHY? But that never helps!
When I stop and look around for just one thing I can smile about, I know I can shift my energy. Also, getting out and moving in some way to release some endorphins can also help shift a negative out look on any given situation.
Sometimes it’s a butterfly that flies by, seeing my favorite Frigate bird overhead, or simply a green traffic lights all the way home (in Miami that would be considered a miracle) that can shift me.
Just being aware of the negative thought itself and choosing to repeat a meaningful mantra that is personal to you can help to break the bad habit of spiraling into negative thoughts.
I’m sure you know what I am talking about!
“Why does this always happen to me?”
“I always get injured!”
“When will I learn…” etc, etc, etc.
Instead, catch yourself in the moment and choosing a more positive thought can completely stop the spiral.
Say “Oops I did it again, I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole; I choose to see something positive out of this, whatever it is”!
Then, we can realize this is actually a normal part of an active busy life that we are choosing to lead.
We all have our highs and lows, and this is completely NORMAL!
The Yin/Yang symbol in the Full Circle Coaching logo reminds me that it’s all about finding the balance between the ups and downs.
Sometimes just sitting back and surrendering and breathing is the only option.
I’m reminded I’m not alone, when I hear from each and every one of you about all your amazing successes as well as your setbacks and that we are all in this together riding the waves of life and sport.
Would love to hear if there are any setbacks you’re dealing with…
Comment/hit reply and let me know.
Stop judging yourself for the up or down and just breath it in.
Say out loud “Be Here Now” and things will shift!
Namaste, The light in me sees the light in you!
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.