Bits of Inspiration – Reframing

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There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.
(Aldous Huxley)

Are you good at reframing? Do you face problems and challenges head-on, or do you prefer to break them apart and look at them from new perspectives? I am definitely more of a reframer than a “challenge facer”. I even reframe things that aren’t challenges – I love to take something and make it better, different, or more suited for me.

What is reframing, you ask? The literal definition is to place a picture in a new frame. This is a great home décor tip, but what I’m referring to is changing the way you look at a problem. Reframing is a helpful tool for stress management and positivity.

As we head into the weekend, here are a few links + bits of inspiration for reframing:

The next time you have to wait somewhere, try a few of these hidden joys to waiting in line.

Turn a long car ride into an opportunity for relaxation by listening to an audio book. I’m planning to download Fangirl for my upcoming travels.

In a funky mood? Use this app to write down 5 things for which you are grateful.

What would happen if you thought about work as your “calling” instead of just a job? Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, says you will feel more fulfilled.

Change your passwords to motivational phrases for daily reminders of your aspirations.

This post has one of our favorite reframing stories about good luck and bad luck.

Look at your life’s biggest challenges differently by asking four simple questions.

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