Transform Tough Times — 5 Timely Tips

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Transform tough times with small steps.

You can transform tough times and potential crises into life-giving opportunities, and the 5 timely tips I’m sharing today will help.

Today’s tumultuous climate of constant change is an excellent motivator.

Are you willing to explore your power to not only survive, but also thrive in the face of transitions, losses, and challenges? If so, use this easy inventory exercise to supercharge your resourcefulness as you transform tough times.

5 Tips to Transform Tough Times

Consider changes that have recently affected you and your world. Then conduct a quick inventory in writing. Viewing a written list helps you scan the big picture, and it activates the problem-solving portion of your brain. It will also help you prioritize and realign your time choices.

1. Survey the Scene 

Jot down all current changes that come to mind, large and small. Notice which areas of your life they affect.

2. Identify the Impact

Note how each change affects your current time choices.

3. Praise Your Perseverance

Actively appreciate each and every way you have met challenges so far. Write out each validation. This all-important step counteracts feelings of overwhelm and gets you in touch with your personal strengths.

4. Catch the Conflicts

Where do you try to squeeze in new activities without letting go of old ones? Where are you pressed for time as a result?

5. Locate What’s Lopsided

Identify and record where your life is now out of balance. How does this affect your energy throughout the day? How does this diminish your quality of life?

Now transform tough times…

Take a look at the information you’ve collected in this exercise.

What do you learn? Perhaps you have gained new perspective about unmanageable portions of your day. Viewing conflicting demands might clarify your resolve to simplify your schedule. And this helps you highlight serious drains on your energy battery. At the same time, you may recognize just how much you are accomplishing. And maybe it illuminates current sources of support so that you can appreciate them more fully.

Every piece of information you have gathered can be put to work to craft time choices that effectively address your current situation. Now that you have an enhanced awareness of the big picture, you can focus on your individual steps with fresh creativity and confidence.

Now ask yourself: How can you start clarifying your priorities right now to find time for what matters the most to you?

More help to transform tough times…

Do you ever feel like life is coming at you too fast and you’re getting lost in the shuffle? Are you feeling at sea and rudderless? Unclear about what your priorities even are? Well, a time tool that I want to tell you about today is my E-Guide titled “Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Journaling Prompts to Create Your Ideal Life. This E-Guide gets right down to business as it walks you through 17 journaling prompts aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of:

  • Who you are,
  • What you value,
  • What makes you tick, and
  • How you relate to your time choices.

Understanding any ONE of these things more fully is a great gift to give yourself. So I invite you to follow your heart as you clarify your priorities and find your path with “Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Journaling Prompts to Create Your Ideal Life. Click the link below to discover more about what’s possible for you.

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