"I just dodged a serious bullet!" // #mantramonday
My #mantramonday video series is about a lot of things...guys? Sure. Dating? Absolutely. Empowerment? You bet! Self-awareness, and the realization that we are not alone in our romantic woes top the list too. But another huge part of why I make these videos is because it allows for a re-framing of many common unpleasant romantic situations. I take a crappy scenario and make it a lesson and an opportunity for growth. That's 90% of personal development, isn't it? Realizing that something less-than-great might be serving us in the long run?
This week's video contains my favorite reframing for that sinking feeling when you discover that Mr. Perfect is actually Mr. Far-From-Perfect. Watch and commiserate...
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It's hard to look at a negative situation, flip it on its head, and turn it into a positive. Sometimes it's downright impossible. But the better we get at examining what we perceive as a set-back or failure, and looking for the ever-so-slight silver linings, the happier, healthier, and more whole we become. Re-framing allows you to look at it from a different perspective (hopefully that one makes you feel better!) so you can stop feeling like a victim. Cause who the hell wants to feel victimized? NAHT ME.
I hope this week's video inspires you to take responsibility for your own point of view when it comes to dating and relationships. Don't beat yourself up for missteps or mistakes. Re-frame it and move on! Put that on a bumper sticker.
As always, thank you for watching and I'll see you so soon!