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Choose differently

choose-differently2We are not far off that time of the year that we either like or dislike – Christmas.

An old saying says “you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family”.

The Christmas break is one time of the year when some of us know the truth of this saying. Love them or hate them, our families can be a source of much support and love but at other times they can cause us just as much grief and aggravation.

You can’t change the fact that you cannot choose who your parents or siblings are – but you can change (choose) how you respond or react to the things they say or do to you.

Yes, they should grow up, get a life, behave better or just not say the things they say – but then they have been behaving that way ever since you can remember.

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing the same way, while all the time expecting a different outcome. So if a family member always acts in a certain way – always big-noting themselves or always having the last word … or just likes teasing you – then guess what? They will probably keep doing it.

So what does that mean for you? Well you know how that person is going to behave, or what is going to happen when you are with that person, so why expect that this time round will be any different?

In any situation in life, in any relationship we have, there is only one person you can change in that relationship. And that is you. It’s up to you to choose.

Rather than vent your feelings on your family or friends, choose to do it differently by giving me a call and I’ll work with you to help reduce your frustration on 0407 585 497.

About David Lawson

Finding the Light is a locally owned and operated counselling and life coaching business based in Bundaberg. We seek to empower our clients to find their way forward to a better life by using the approaches of counselling or coaching. If this blog article has raised more questions please contact us by email or call us on 0407 585 497 to arrange a time for us to discuss the article. Mention this blog and we will give you a FREE 30 minute session to discuss.

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