3 Reasons Why You Should Adjust to the Curveballs of Life (Instead of Trying to go Back to Normal)

I watched this Facebook video recently from Hey, Sweet Pea that got me thinking…

I had to pause her video to write this, actually.

Because she said something profound (regarding how we approach business) that I felt could translate over into our personal lives.

While not in the same exact words, she basically said to stop trying to get back to normal, to the way things used to be.

Let that sink in for a minute…

“Stop trying to get back to normal, to the way things used to be.”

Normal just describes a stage of life that you were used to. When something happens that changes your “normal,” the first reaction is often to try to do what you can to go back to normal.

But why do we do that? Isn’t it more appropriate to just pivot and make adjustments?

In my opinion, yes.

Here’s 3 reasons why it’s better to just adjust to the curveballs of life.

1. Because your life is different now

In reality, if there is one thing I know for sure about life after my short 31 years on this Earth, it is that life evolves. It grows. And unless we grow with it, detach from the past, and move forward and make an attempt to pave a great future differently, we’ll spend the rest of our lives envying our old self.

Do things differently today because you are different today.

2. Because nothing’s wrong with creating a new normal

Realize that finding a new normal doesn’t take away from the good times of the past. You can miss those good ol’ days, but you can’t do anything to actually go back there.

3. Because you have full control over your reactions

How you react to whatever challenges you face can either make or break you. Everyone faces challenges and setbacks. The ones who overcome them and were able to turn lemons into lemonade were the ones who understood that change had to be embraced.

You can either yell at the curveball to go away (aka complain and resist) or you can follow the curveball and see what new direction it takes you.

Curveballs are just gentle nudges in the right direction

Over the years, I’ve learned that when life changes, I must change, too. It’s gotten easier over time to just bump along this coaster of life when I accept that curveballs will happen. The longer I resist them, the longer it takes for me to get back on track.

Leave your comments below or head over to my Facebook group and share your thoughts there. 

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