Arguing with the past - SELF CARE FOR NURSES #15

So life has thrown you a curveball. (Perhaps like having your nursing school close down halfway through your last semester.)

You feel angry. 

You feel helpless.

You don't know what to do next.

This can be a challenge, even for us life coaches. 

The truth though is that this is a part of the human experience. Things happen. To all of us.

The good news is that we aren't defined by what happens to us, but by how we react when it happens. 

We can't control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. 


If you are finding yourself have a lot of conversations about what "should" have happened, notice it. Ask yourself if that conversation is helping you move forward, or if it is keeping you anchored in and arguing with the past. 

If you are tempted to give up, or to change course dramatically, ask yourself why. If you are using updated information to make an even better choice for your future, that is one thing. But notice if you are punishing yourself under the guise of punishing someone else. (Which is also called cutting off your nose to spite your face.)

And above all - take care of yourself! Transitions can be hard under the best of circumstances. Fill yourself up. Get support. Take care of yourself as if you were your own patient. Eat good food. Get enough sleep. Move your body. Love on your family and your friends and yourself. 

If this is a test the universe is giving you, why don't you just go ahead and ace it? Show it what you're made of.

Good luck!

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