Practicing active acceptance to me means being realistic, optimistic, hopeful, and proactive by accepting your reality in a real and raw way while simultaneously not allowing it to stop or define you. For me living with active acceptance with a transplanted heart means accepting the ways that it impacts my life, while continuing to LIVE and integrate these needs in to my life and LIVE Empowered and inspired! Living with active acceptance helps me to respond to my challenges with resiliency by turning my setbacks into comebacks.
"Living with active acceptance helps me to respond to my challenges with resiliency by turning my setbacks into comebacks. "
Throughout this Pandemic, I have been practicing active acceptance by taking a realistic, optimistic, and proactive approach. I am being realistic as I am extremely aware, and I am not in denial about the fact that I am at high risk of getting Covid. I am being optimistic by utilizing tools and strategies as well as resources to hope, cope, and deal. I am being proactive by following my intuition, and professional guidance as I make and follow through with plans that are in the highest good of my overall health and wellbeing as I navigate these challenging times.
How can you begin to respond to your challenges with realism, optimism, hope, and resiliency?
Here are three ways to begin to respond to your challenges with active acceptance:
- Commit to showing up in whatever way you can manage even when it is extremely difficult.
- Through positive self talk you can begin to reframe the issue. What seemed impossible to deal with is becoming more possible.
- Shifting your mindset from avoiding to acknowledging what you need to do, and believing that you can do it will help you to ready yourself to take even one small action step in that direction.
Approaching a challenging situation in this way helps you to see that there is hope, that you can find ways to cope, and that you can start to deal. You are stronger than you know, than you can conceive or believe. You’ve got this! You are resilient!