How Are You Coping?

Life isn’t static; it doesn’t just stand still for us. Life is ever changing and we have to learn how to adjust to those inevitable changes.
We have to learn to accept what is, let go of how things used to be, and have faith in the future possibilities.
You may not be able to change your circumstance, but you certainly can change how you respond to the circumstance and you can change what you have the power to change.
Virginia Satir said, “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”
It’s all about your attitude and your perspective. There’s always another way to look at things. There’s always another way to respond to a situation and sometimes we just have to adjust our expectations.
The only thing that is constant in this life is change.
Life is constantly changing around us and we have to decide to not get stuck in the expectation that things will always remain the same, even though that’s what we may want.
We have to be willing to adjust to those circumstances that we have no control over, to accept what is, to go with the flow, to be teachable and to be flexible depending on the situation, and to learn from the experience.
I love this quote from Steve Maraboli: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
Acknowledging and accepting your truth isn’t always easy, but no one ever said that it was supposed to be; but I believe that you’ll find a sense of balance and peace in the process.
It’s okay to say that you don’t like change but you still have to find healthy ways to cope with the reality of life’s changes.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
[Charles Swindoll]
How are you going to choose to react?
Every day you have a chance to embrace a new attitude, a new perspective and new hope for the present and future.
Be encouraged.
Don’t give up.
Accept what is and change what you have the power to change.

Blessings and peace,


Beverley is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Life and Grief Coach and the founder of Mourningtalk.