We’ve had a busy week at our house. One filled with unpleasant trips the dentist and unexpected visits to the veterinarian for a sick cat. Neither of these events has been very enjoyable, but what they’ve lacked in joy, they’ve made up for in unexpected expenses! Regardless, unexpected events are a part of life, and when they occur, we have a choice. We can run from them, ignore them, or face them.
Unexpected events, especially when more than one of them occurs at the same time, can feel overwhelming. When we’re overwhelmed we may feel like ignoring or putting off what we know we need to do. While this may sound good in the short term, failing to act only prolongs the situation. I think it’s best to face it and take the action we know we need to take. It’s ok to be overwhelmed, and nothing says we have to enjoy unpleasant experiences, but after we’ve had a moment or two to be feel overwhelmed, it’s time to face it.
The best way to get through a bad situation is to face it and start moving toward a solution.