Find The Silver LiningValor Counseling
Our perspective has big impacts on our mental health. Finding the silver lining can be a great way to help ourselves handle difficult situations. Finding the good in the bad will not take away the bad, but it can make it a bit more tolerable. Finding the silver lining can also bring meaning to your suffering. Here are some examples of questions you can ask yourself to help find the light through the clouds.
Does this situation offer me more appreciation for something I was taking for granted?
What potential positive long term changes can this situation bring?
Can I use this situation to motivate me to do something I was putting off?
Can this situation strengthen the relationships around me?
What opportunities come from this situation?
How will I grow from this situation?
The goal can not be to get rid of the situation but instead make meaning of it. Finding meaning in a situation is something you can control.