Life is about choices and circumstances. This is such an important lesson to teach your teens.
We make thousands of choices every day and are constantly faced with situations we may not have anticipated or desired. Some of these choices or circumstances, yield great results and some yield some pretty bad results.
We were not created to be perfect beings and when we make a poor choice or are confronted with a difficult situation, we tend to beat ourselves up. Unfortunately, life throws us curve balls and in many cases pitch after pitch. If we beat ourselves up every time we perceive ourselves as making a bad choice or experiencing difficult times, all we are doing is perpetuating the negative feeling we have and limiting ourselves from learning and growing from that choice or situation.
Every choice or situation we encounter whether good or bad is an opportunity to learn and grow and see what other choices or opportunities we have in front of us.
Don’t be so hard on yourself, life is too short. How can you possibly be happy if you constantly beat yourself up? Let those poor choices and circumstances be a thing of the past and move on.
Treat yourself well today, you deserve it!