This past week my wife and I were in Austin, Texas enjoying BBQ and exploring the amazing farmers market. We were supposed to fly back to New Jersey yesterday.
However, about 2 hours before the flight, we received notification that it was cancelled. We were given a few options which were the exact opposite of ideal. We could either fly to Denver, Colorado and have a red eye flight to LaGuardia (arriving at 4pm Sunday), or to fly directly out of Austin (on Sunday) and land in LaGuardia (4pm on Sunday).
We settled for taking the flight out on Monday with an arrival at Newark at 7pm.
It was an inconvenience, as my wife was going to be missing her sister-in-law’s baby shower. However, we can’t control the weather and we made a conscious decision to make the best out of the situation. So we returned back to our hotel, unpacked our stuff and got ourselves ready for another 48 hours in Austin. We had our health, energy, and each other to explore more of the city together.
We can’t control everything. However, we do have the ability to control how we react to the unknown. Even the slightest mindset shift from “how can this happen to me” to “what can we do about it” can actually have a profound impact on how you can deal with stress. If you can find one positive outcome from these situations, you will begin to feel a sense of control and excitement, rather than helplessness and dread.
The same thing goes when it comes to health and fitness. If your schedule is super busy and you aren’t able to leave work to hit the gym, you can add an additional 5 minutes to your typical walking route (weather permitting). If you are traveling for work and know that you don’t have access to a gym, migrate towards healthier eating choices. There are endless options for you to “make lemonade out of lemons”, all you need to do is change up the questions that go on in your head.
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Let’s make some lemonade together.