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Liggy Webb helps to turn your problems into opportunities

Every cloud has a silver lining, and being grateful for each situation we experience, even if we don’t like everything about it, allows us to be thankful for the opportunity to learn something new.

There is a great word, which I often use called “probortunity”. This is the hybrid word that helps you to view all problems as opportunities. There are times, of course, where this can be really challenging, however, it’s so much better to seek out the solution than to give up! Sitting around being a victim in an emotional cul-de-sac and festering will only make you feel even more fed up and negative!

TIPS ON HOW TO TURN PROBLEMS INTO OPPORTUNITIES

USE POSITIVE VOCABULARY
Even if you have to convey a negative thought or emotion, say it in a positive way. Think about the kind of language you use in your own mind and out loud with others. Address negative words and turn them into positives. Take the “t” out of can’t!

RECONSIDER OBSTACLES
View problems as stepping stones not stumbling blocks and something you can positively work through, instead of obstacles that prevent you from getting what you want. Seek out another way. There is always another way. Force yourself to smile Release some tension and project some positive energy by smiling at someone or telling a joke. It will take the tension out of the situation, even if only a little.

ASK FOR HELP
There is nothing weak about asking for help and no man/woman is an island! Reap the benefits of talking about your probortunities!

SLEEP ON IT
Before you go to bed at night, if you have some problems to deal with, take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. Write down all your problems on the left hand side and then flip it over in your mind and write the opportunity on the other side. Sleep on it and you will be amazed at how much better you feel in the morning.

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