Have you ever experienced an uncomfortable situation? I think everybody has, but everybody handles those situations differently. I read a very good quote lately: “Sometimes situations can feel so uncomfortable and rife with anxiety that we jump to action just to get the turmoil to go away. Instead, giving yourself that extra day, week, or month to digest the situation before moving forward is all you need to stay in control. So sleep on it. Sometimes, while you’re waigin, things may surface that make your decision that much easier.” (Book: Emotional intelligence 2.0)
18 Replies to “How to deal with uncomfortable situations?”
Well spoken, I’ve always thought that it’s better to think things through and have a period of contemplation before acting. This is an area where everyone can improve regardless of what level they’re at in life.
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I think it’s true what you say and depending on one’s personality: for some it comes more naturally than for others like me 🙂
I have learned the hard way to wait for God’s peace before making a final decision.
I hope you’re enjoying your work and travels.
Thanks a lot for your comment! Yes, I do enjoy my work! Thanks!
oh boy … I needed to hear that … sometimes I long for the people’s approval more than I long for God’s go-ahead … I am getting better … maybe that has to do with age 🙂
Thanks Heidi for your beautiful comment! Yes, I guess you are right…. it comes with the age:)
Your quote is very true. That is a lesson that I have had to learn as well! 🙂 and have to keep on practicing!
Yes, that is true: I still need to practise it =)
Hi, friend, so to what interesting places are you going these days and what’s your job there?
Hi! I just arrived in Los Angeles. Last Monday I was in Chicago 🙂 I am a flight attendant 🙂 so I get to see a lot of places 🙂 and you!? Where do you live?
In South Africa. Cool, I never knew that about you,I thought you were a teacher … remember you once commented on one of my posts on education in South Africa!
Yes that’s true! I remember writing you telling that I was a teacher at one stage. You can read in my about section that right now I am flying 🙂
Well you know me well and at times I need to think before I just jump into my decision to go ahead. I think we also need balance. At times I enjoy the excitement of spontaneity and at other times I need to sit for a while with the decisions at hand and for me if God has given me peace about either it has been the right action to take. Miss you xooxox
Thank you very much for this comment! Oh yes, spontaneity is also very important!
Jumping into action? Panic, fear, feeling responsible for making something (good) happen, no peace, no joy.
…in short, nothing good came of it. In fact, I had to retrace my steps and undo some of what was done in haste!
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Thanks a lot for your great comment! So true!
I think your advice is very good, and this is how I try to do things; however, when I do jump the gun, I have discovered that even then God can make something good out of the situation. It is definitely better to wait for His go ahead first – less painful!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thanks Wendy for your comment! Appreciate it!