I was speaking to a clinical psychologist recently and he mentioned something that I thought was pretty profound. He said he usually asks his patients the following question whenever they’re facing any kind of crisis or adversity:
Is there a time in your life that you did some things that helped you through a crisis? What were those things and could you possibly do them again to help you in your current situation?
This is alluding to something healthy; we don’t want to bring back any drug or alcohol habits!
He mentioned that a lot of times we are put in difficult positions in life and forced to face new challenges all in order for us to grow and become better human beings.
Part of that growth is learning new life lessons as well as new skills; however, as soon as things get back to normal we tend to forget those lessons and the skills we worked so hard to acquire.
This is why I believe having a journal could be very good for you, especially when you’re going through any crisis.
Capturing what you’re going through and the lessons you are learning helps ensure that you don’t forget these essential parts of your life.
So my question to you today is, what are the lessons that you have learned during your crisis that could also help you today? What skills have you acquired that would help you take you to the next level? Leave a comment!