Be able to see the bigger picture. Have you ever struggled during a big life change to understand why it was so painful, only to look back years (or even months) later, and feel gratitude for the change? Sometimes we can't know why things are happening the way they are until much later.
Sometimes, it's difficult to understand why change is taking place in the moment. It helps try and keep a bigger perspective of why change might be happening, which could be leading us towards something better, despite the difficulty of change when it is occurring.
Being able to see a bigger picture of change helps it not feel so disorienting at the time. It can help us be more positive and trust the process of something potentially painful.
Joleen Watson, MS, NCC, is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. She enjoys doing marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, and individual counseling. Imagine Hope also specializes in family, child and adolescent counseling and serves Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers.