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3 Steps for Dealing With Challenges

Karen Salmansohn Aw Snap

I got this “Aw, Snap!” message this morning on my computer.

I thought this was a good system for dealing not only with my computer problems – but with all problems in life.

First Step:

I loved that this screen image’s first goal was to make me laugh.

I totally love the “Aw, Snap!” joke – with that funny pic.

Reading something funny reminded me how important it is to try to loosen up first when something goes wrong – in any and all areas of life!

I gotta say that I loved these funny “Aw, snap” words so much, I’m thinking of saying these words to myself next time something else challenging happens to me!

My new affirmation/mantra/2-word-helper-outer:

“Aw, Snap!”

I bet it will help me to aw-snap-out-of-it a little- get me to stop “sweating the small stuff” as my good friend Kristine Carlson says.

Next step:

The screen told me to reload – to try another page.

For me, this symbolically means to leave the scene of my frustration and do something to refresh myself.

Go for a walk. Breathe. Meditate.

Do something to get yourself clear!

Stop doing this frustrating action you’re now doing – which is obviously NOT working – and ONLY upsetting you over.

And over.

And over.

Do something NEW to get refreshed – get clear – and remove the static.

Final step:

Don’t just try to fix this present issue – as it appears in your life in this moment.

Also, take time to consider if this is an ongoing, repeated issue!

If so….do what you can to prevent this from being an ongoing, repeated issue!

This is reminder is key in all areas of life!

You should always be looking to see if you have repeated patterns of pain – then work to get to the root of the repeated issues – so they don’t keep repeating!

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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