Life is difficult but any given individual moment can be simple

Life is difficult but any given individual moment can be simple.

In every moment, when we are awake, we can make a conscious choice to accept or to change our situation. Consciously choosing to accept or change things is a path to a more effective, more meaningful life.

If we attempt acceptance, we use mindfulness and/or distress tolerance skills.

If we attempt change, we use emotion regulation and/or interpersonal effectiveness skills.

Skills take practice. We will not always get the outcome we want and we won’t always feel confident or good. But, this works better than being stuck on autopilot doing the same ineffective stuff we have always done.

Wake up! Start choosing more consciously today.

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook

One Response to “Life is difficult but any given individual moment can be simple”

  1. Choosing neither is a choice that leads to torment it seems.