photo by David Singer
There’s no way I can change careers or get that certification, I’m too busy taking care of my parents.
There’s no way I can convert my passion of baking into a business, I’m not a business person and it will be impossible to learn the start-up process.
There’s no way I can run that race at this stage in my life, I am deconditioned after these past couple of years.
Truth, or your true?
It can be easy to get caught up in our own perspectives and experiences, and sometimes we may struggle to see the larger truths of a situation. We may find ourselves sweeping uncomfortable or difficult realities under the rug, or shutting down when faced with new or challenging information. But in order to truly understand and cope with the all complexities of life, it is important to be honest with ourselves and open to the possibility that there may be multiple truths at play.
One way to start seeing the larger truths of a situation is to admit that we may not have all the answers. It can be tempting to think that we have a complete understanding of a situation, but the reality is that we are often limited by our own biases and experiences. By acknowledging this, we open ourselves up to the possibility of learning more and gaining a deeper understanding of what is really going on.
Another way to cope with the complexities of life is to be open to hearing and considering others’ truths. This means actively listening to what others have to say and being willing to engage in honest and respectful dialogue. It also means being open to the possibility that someone else’s perspective may be different from our own, and that there may be multiple valid ways of looking at a situation.
Fixing problems or starting something new is not always a black and white process, and it is important to remember that there may not be a one-size-fits-all solution. It may take time, effort, and open-mindedness to find a way forward, and it is important to approach problem-solving with flexibility and a willingness to adapt as needed.
As empty nester women, we may face unique challenges and experiences that shape our perspectives and understanding of the world. By being honest with ourselves and open to the larger truths of a situation, we can find ways to move forward with the challenges and opportunities we face. It can be helpful to reach out for support, if desired, from friends, family, or a coach, Remember that everyone’s experience is unique, and that it is okay to feel a range of emotions as you adjust to this new phase of life.