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Lemons to Applesauce: Staying Positive When The Going Gets Tough

How do you stay positive when the going gets tough? Though I by no means am The Expert on staying positive, but I think that I can say that I have some experience with dealing with personal adversity in life. 

Thank you all so very much for your comments and support on my post yesterday. I had originally planned on posting it today, being Thinking Out Loud Thursday and all, but I realized that I just couldn’t wait any longer–I needed to get it out there. I am actually going back to the specialists today. There isn’t much change or improvement physically, but I am getting better mentally. In large part this is thanks to you. So, keeping up with the thankfulness of yesterday, I wanted to only talk about positivity today. 

How do you go about staying positive when the going gets tough? Find out how I make lemons into applesauce on Suzlyfe.com.

Staying Positive When the Going Gets Tough

This is assuming that you have already gotten confirmation of whatever the bad news may be, and now you are wondering how to move forward.

First: Get Over the Shock, and Feel Your Feels

Don’t bury your emotions; rather, take a good 15 minutes and feel like crap for yourself. Believe me, do it now, or you are going to do it later! Pout, cry, let it the balls out. I am a huge believer in catharsis, though psychological studies have been mixed in the past. (See Robert Baron and Deborah Richardson’s 2004 study “Catharsis: does ‘getting it out of one’s system’ really help?” in Human Aggression for more. For a quick but actually rather decent explication, see this Wikipedia article (focus on the part on modern psychology).

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So take that pent up emotion and set it free. You want to start with as clear a mind as you can so that you can make decisions with reason, logic, and objectivity. 

Having trouble processing the information that you have just been given? Read this post on Dealing with Diagnosis, it will help you with the process, regardless of the type of news you are dealing with.

Second: Get Your Support System in Place

Your support team is two pronged: experts to help you treat/deal with your problem and the people in your life who are experts on YOU and what you need to get through your recovery/rough patch. You need people who will deal with the objective issues (thus why you needed to get all of those personal emotions out of the way) as well as those who will cater to your subjective needs (thus why you needed to get your emotions out of the way so that you won’t sway them or freak them out).  As Marcia so candidly said in a totally unrelated post, get rid of your Inner (and outer) Suck Monkeys.

Sometimes, you need to hug The Laughing Cow.

Sometimes, you need to hug The Laughing Cow.

My mom wrote an excellent post about being the support system.

Third: Take the Power Back

We all know the saying “when life hands you lemons, you make applesauce lemonade.” Do you know why that ditty has enjoyed such longevity and success? Not because you are repurposing one thing into another but because “making lemonade” focuses on empowerment and putting the ball back in your court. Gets you back to living your life on your terms. Because nobody likes being told what to do, right?

So focus on what you CAN do:

  • I can’t run, but I can ride the spin bike (I also covered this talking about cross training through injury).
  • I’m scared to move, so I’m going to make Alex even more my minion than ever. 
  • It doesn’t hurt to stand, so I’m going to cook more!
  • I can’t walk that far, so I’m going to take advantage of the Parkwhiz discount (SUZLYFE for 10% off!) and drive!

You can still cross train while injured! Find out what works for you and check out my advice for doing so properly at Suzlyfe.com

It doesn’t matter if you can’t do x, as long as you can find a way to do y.

Fourth: Don’t Be Overly Hard On Yourself

No matter how empowered and whatnot you feel, you are going to have bummer moments. You are going to realize that you have more acute limitations than usual. You’ll likely have to change or even cancel some plans that meant a great deal to you. You are going to be reminded of this. That is unavoidable. So don’t hate yourself for the inevitable.

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Five: Start Back at Step One

When you feel yourself falling apart, return to step one, get those emotions out, lean on your support system (this is probably a good time for your subjective and emotional health team rather than the doctors), and empower yourself. 

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And empowering yourself doesn’t have to mean that you take over the world or solve your every problem. It might just mean that you refuse to eat everything in your pantry. Or that you finally organize your closet. What you decide to do may have nothing to do with the original issue at all.

You know what I did? I did something girly: I went and got myself another no chip manicure at Ambra. They did such a good job, I’ve enjoyed having pretty nails so much, I thought, why not?! (Ps, Lata is awesome and hilarious. LOVE HER)

Throughout: Stay Thankful for the Good in Your Life

For every “con” that you are going through, find a corresponding pro (see previous steps) and be thankful for it.  Be thankful for the people who surround you in your life. Who are there with you throughout. Who let you unload (catharsis is rarely pretty or sweet in nature), and forgive you for drinking all their wine and eating all their chocolate (yeah, THAT serious). And then being a b***h to them. Replace their wine, replace their chocolate, and give them the biggest hug imaginable. 

Staying Positive is about Taking Lemons and Making Applesauce. 

How do you go about staying positive when the going gets tough? Find out how I make lemons into applesauce on Suzlyfe.com.

And chopping the SH** out of those apples. Chop it. Chop it real good. But practice good knife skills, and if you are crying or shaking, maybe stick with your closet or DVD collections.

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What are your secrets for taking lemons and making applesauce?

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96 Comments

  • Reply Jessie

    Yes Yes Yes to the last one. If you allow one negativity thats happening to affect life, you truly are in for a rude awakening. It’ll bring you down – depress you & not allow you to give high & positive energy elsewhere. Love your attitude.. even though I know you have moments from time to time. It’s expected and just means your human.

    November 5, 2015 at 5:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely human over here. Or dancer. Tough to tell sometimes! But you can’t let the negative have the power–you have to take the power.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Love this. You need to give yourself a few minutes (or more than a few) to be mad and then count your blessings!! You have an amazing attitude. If you look for the positive you will find it, you know :).

    November 5, 2015 at 5:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Julie. You have to allow for impulses but then think about your reactions!

      November 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    I hate that you’re going thru this but right on sister! Playing to your strengths is key. And we always have strengths that become more apparent when adversity hits. Keep on making that lemonade and hugging that cow and there won’t be room for the suck monkeys. oxox

    November 5, 2015 at 5:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      THOSE SUCK MONKEYS CAN SUCK IT.
      I’m going to hug a cow πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    So many important points! I’m all about finding the good in things right now (injury). And, if I’m being honest, I’ve kind of enjoyed having people treat me extra special because I’m wearing a boot. Not all the time, then it gets annoying, but every once in a while it’s nice not to move and have people do things for you πŸ˜›

    November 5, 2015 at 5:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahahaha I know all too well what you mean. Like when you don’t want to do chores. Milk that for sure πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    THIS IS WHY YOU’RE MY SPIRIT ANIMAL! When you face something like this, IT backs down! Bookmarking this in my “In case of emergency” file, where a few more of your posts are currently sitting.:)

    November 5, 2015 at 6:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I adore you. You are a magnificent human being, don’t ever forget it.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Sara

    So many good points! I’m really glad you’re staying positive. I’ve found gratitude helps me the most when things aren’t going well. I have a good cry and then think of all the amazing things in my life I’m grateful for. Hugs!!!!

    November 5, 2015 at 6:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hug received! I think that runners understand as well as anyone the importance of getting it OUUUUT

      November 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    Good for you for doing what you can to stay positive through this! I totally get it. My life has felt like a total disaster the last couple months and this might sound crazy, but at times I didn’t realize how WELL I was handling it (and making that applesauce) until people TOLD ME. But I think it was those same people who made that possible; they were supporting me and let me vent when I needed to and would distract me when that was what I needed.

    November 5, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it crazy when the things that used to take so much effort become effortless? And vice versa–that is when you know things are wrong. I hope you are emerging victorious! (I know that you will)

      November 5, 2015 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    Oh Susie, I had no idea you injury was so serious! I’m praying and hoping you are able to safely recover at a pace that is best for you! I know it might sound silly, but I seriously do think our attitude can affect our physical body as well. So, having a positive outlook and mindset as you go through this trial will only help you. That being said, I think it’s completely OK and normal to have your bad days during rough times too!

    November 5, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely agree with you on all points. And I’ve even seen medical data to back it up.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Renee

    Susie I love you! And not in a valley girl OMG kind of way but in a real life who is your person kind of way. You are going to come back from this stronger than ever. It sucks in the moment but I love your attitude. You can do this. Attitude is everything right? We are all here for you cheering you on from our spaces in the world. And I totally agree with Tiffany you are my Spirit Animal too! Much Love Digital Hugs and feel good healing energy headed your way.

    November 5, 2015 at 6:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love you right back, Renee. And in a totally creepy-might-need-a-bodyguard way πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for the love and support.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    I love this! My go to lately has been meditation. Has been so helpful in keeping an even keel. Speaking of apples, I’m savoring that Michigan apple a certain someone gave me πŸ˜‰ chopped up with Siggi’s Spiced Apple yogurt and granola – FTW!! Love you, friend <3

    November 5, 2015 at 7:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Love you right back, Mar. And Yuuummmmmm Siggi’s πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Ruthie@She'sWickedHealthy

    I know you can conquer anything that comes your way – sometimes our minds can be even harder to conquer than our bodies, so staying positive is key. We’re here for you, Suz!

    November 5, 2015 at 7:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Ruthie! I know I can conquer anything with you all behind me.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    I find staying positive to be so hard because I tend to confuse positivity with denial! Avoiding and denying are not the same thing, unfortunately. Being truly positive when faced with a big setback in still something I’m working on.

    November 5, 2015 at 7:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is true, and I can totally understand the confusion–they are very similar. Like distinguishing between fear and excitement.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    I also found I had to limit social media when I was really down about being injured. Seeing others running was hard at times but then again it was encouraging to share what I was doing (hitting the gym, yoga, food, etc.).

    November 5, 2015 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Right now, I might be a little sad when I see people running in the beautiful weather. πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Yes to all of this! I think it is so important to let yourself feel the emotions. If you don’t they will eventually come out, and most likely at the worst time. yes, I have broken down crying in the supermarket before.

    November 5, 2015 at 7:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And not just because they were out of your favorite nut butter! It’s amazing how you find out that you need to just release. Like when you start crying because you can’t find something (that is right in front of you)

      November 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    You are right you gotta get it out and move on! Hope you are feeling a little better today

    November 5, 2015 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am doing better, thank you, Deborah!

      November 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Suz you have such a positive attitude. I don’t know what I’d do if I could not run. I like how you put it in perspective. Just bc you can’t do x find a way to do y. And it looks like you are. As long as you remain active, and do what you can. That’s all that matters.

    November 5, 2015 at 7:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You said it. I think you could do it, but it would be tough. Sometimes, you just don’t have a choice! And so you make do.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Great tips. I also have to get in one good talk about it session and cry early on to move on.
    SO sorry you are going through this. I really hope you start feeling better soon.

    November 5, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I used to just clam up, but I know better now. Thank you so much, Julie, and I hope that Melanie gets some good news soon, too.

      November 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Love this! We all have times when all of these are needed. I’m a huge believer in just crying it out, a surprising amount of the time, once I cry, I have a whole new perspective on whatever it is. Once you get the emotions out of the way, everything is so much clearer!

    November 5, 2015 at 7:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It seriously is like a tidal wave that clears everything away!

      November 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Bri

    Such great advice, as always! Hang in there Susie πŸ’œ

    November 5, 2015 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Gratitude and not being hard on myself, while far easier said than done, are the most important for me. Crying helps a lot to release any emotion. People perceive it as a sign of weakness and sometimes it can be, but other times it’s an exorcism of negative emotions.

    November 5, 2015 at 7:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m definitely right there with you there. IF you don’t let it out, as Suzy said, you will get stuck there. And tears are harmless but productive if they achieve that!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    This might not work for everyone, but when I’m feeling down on myself, I try to think of why I’m still lucky, and think of those who REALLY have it bad. Like I might not be able to run for a while or I might be in pain, but it’s all temporary. Then I think about my mom, who’s lived with arthritis since she was in her 20’s and will never be able to run even a mile without being in excruciating pain. Puts it in perspective for me and gets me to move on! Like I said- might not be the approach for everyone, but I’m not the type to ‘feel the feels’ like you mentioned. One benefit of being a non emotional person I guess- I’m more like ‘suck it up and move on now’. This might come back to haunt me later in life…

    November 5, 2015 at 7:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely think that perspective is huge. I’m also a suck it up buttercup type–I always have been–but then it did come back to bite me in the ass a little. Since then< I have learned and worked on softening. Something that I want to make sure that you DON'T do is belittle your struggles. Own your problems, but know that they will pass.

      November 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Since running is my go to for stress relief, being injured is really tough for me! You’ve got some great tips here. Bottom line, you’ve got to find a healthy outlet for those lemons…

    Yep, we need to get on that blogger field trip. Let’s put our heads together. I’ll help you drown your sorrows…

    November 5, 2015 at 8:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SO MUCH CRAFT BEER

      November 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply lindsey

    You are right you gotta get it out and move on!
    Hope you are feeling a little better today!

    November 5, 2015 at 8:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am feeling better today! Thank you so much!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    I love this. I am all about having a good cry and then putting my big girl pants on and dealing with it in a productive way!

    November 5, 2015 at 8:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Big girl pants are so clutch and come in the best colors πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Dietitian Jess

    Hang in there! Wishing for good news from the specialist! xo

    November 5, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Jess!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Courtney Bentley

    This was really an inspiring post for me as I just got over a super hard time and it took it out of me but once you overcome your obstacles you are stronger than ever! Thank you for the inspiration xo C

    November 5, 2015 at 8:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So true Courtney! I hope that you are doing better than ever!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Step one is SO important and something we have a hard time doing. Our society tells us that in order to be strong, we need to act tough but true strength comes from the ability to be vulnerable enough to FEEL. Not stuff feelings, but really feel them. Move through them, crumple, cry, wail. Getting stuck there would be miserable but most of us don’t even let ourselves grieve like that in the first place.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly–you hit the nail on the head–> otherwise you are STUCK and that SUCKS

      November 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    So many good things in this post. Way to keep positive during a tough situation. I applaud you!! <3

    November 5, 2015 at 9:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I applaud you as well, dealing with your husband’s deployment. Know that you always have a sympathetic ear over here.

      November 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    ha ha love your analogy! I agree that you sometimes just need to feel the feels. It’s okay to be sad, mad and disappointed for a while.

    November 5, 2015 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You just gotta feel the feels. Because otherwise, you keep that ish inside. And then what?

      November 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Brianna @ I run He tris

    I 100% believe catharsis helps. Get it all out and move forward! This is a great post!

    November 5, 2015 at 10:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks, Bri! Speaking of, I’m always around if you ever need to rant and rave!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    It’s so easy to let the negativity take over. I’m the queen of it. But these are some great tips and I’m glad you’re finding what works! I still really hope you recover quickly!!!

    November 5, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Sarah. I know how much you mean it!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    What do you mean I can’t eat the whole pantry??? Nooooooo. Good tips and advice as always my lovely πŸ™‚

    November 5, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, if you DO eat the whole pantry, at least keep in mind how $$$ it will be to refill it.

      November 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

    These are some great tips for getting through a tough situation. Whenever I’m processing something bad that has happened, I try to be extra nice to myself and take some time away from the stress of everyday life (if it’s possible at the time).

    November 5, 2015 at 10:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is a huge part of why I took myself to get a manicure–a big moment just to be nice to ME

      November 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    You are amazing. I know what a bummer injury can be, but these are great tips. I especially love step 1. It’s important to let out your anger and frustrations and sadness. But then, like you said, move on from it and turn that anger into positive energy. Positive thinking goes a LONG way, especially when it comes to recovery.

    November 5, 2015 at 10:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aw, you are too sweet. You have to let yourself feel whatever is going on, but also move on, and the only way to do it is to get those emotions out!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Mary Long

    I am sorry to hear life is hitting you so hard right now. I truly admire your outlook where so many others I personally know would wallow in their pain. Heal well :0)

    November 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Mary. That means so much. I hope that maybe someone else can get lifted up as well!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Jess @ run pink

    Thank you for sharing your struggles and positive vibes! I agree that letting your emotions and feelings out helps you heal and move on. Sending healing and well wishes your way! This could be the best very beginning you’ve ever had. πŸ™‚

    November 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much! And I love that last sentence–you are so right!

      November 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Love it! You can make almost anything into applesauce.

    November 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And it’s vegan πŸ˜€

      November 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Amen to catharsis, Susie! I’m hoping for the best for your recovery, but love that you’re using this as a teaching lesson for the rest of us. Preach on, lady!

    November 5, 2015 at 2:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahaha CAN I GET AN AMEN! I hope I’m not too preachy, I hope that I help! And thank you, Ashley, that means a lot.

      November 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Heather@hungryforbalance

    Actually sitting with the feeling and letting yourself process them s by far the hardest one for me to do! You are fierce and strong and I LOVE your list of positives! Making Alex even more of your minion is my favorite!

    November 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha Alex is my minion, but minus the goggles (sadface) and the overalls (I’m ok with this). I think that you have to let yourself process what you are going through. Otherwise, can you really say that you are going through it?

      November 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Charissa (@ColourfulPalate)

    Haha – the Laughing Cow – BEEEESST.

    When was that taken? I remember LC had come to Portland for the FitBloggin’ conference – were you there?

    November 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wasn’t. This was a Laughing cow event here in Chicago a few months ago!

      November 6, 2015 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Shannon @GirlsGotSole

    Staying thankful for the good during the rough times is definitely important. Not always an easy thing to do, but needs to happen. I work at reminding myself to do just that when I’m feeling low.
    I love how you are keeping your head up. πŸ™‚

    November 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m definitely trying to do so, Shannon. I’m having to remind myself today–my back is flaring a bit.

      November 6, 2015 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Jill

    Yes! I think these tips ring true for life in general. If you only focus on the negative, that’s all you’ll see and that’s all you’ll get. Focus on the positive and the world becomes a brighter place. I know injuries suck big time. But hopefully you’ll get a diagnosis and then in the meantime you can devote some time to activities you normally don’t ever have time for. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover s hidden talent and become a millionaire!!

    November 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Now there’s a thought.
      WHERE ARE MY MILLIONS!

      November 6, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Yip, I think it’s absolutely right to focus on what you CAN do rather than what you can’t do. It’s great you are able to keep up your spin bike, and who knows maybe you’ll find other things you enjoy too, that you CAN do whilst you are healing. Like, let’s see some more of those Suz recipes? You know we all love them! πŸ˜€

    November 6, 2015 at 2:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      On it. Working on a few right now!

      November 6, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Great perspective friend. I always try to remind myself that there is someone out there that has it much worse that I do, but it’s definitely hard to not have a pity party every once in a while, and it’s justified every so often! But you are right negativity will just make it worse. My advice….use that minion for all he is worth and dig out a Julia Child cookbook and master your chef skills! πŸ˜‰

    November 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I agree with keeping perspective but only up to a point–I don’t think you should shame your feelings! Only acknowledge that others are feeling pain as well.

      November 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Oh no, please don’t misunderstand. I wasn’t insinuating we should shame our feelings! Our feelings are very valid and real!

    November 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, no, I wasn’t at all–I just know that a lot of people do so I wanted to clarify! I know you have a great perspective πŸ˜€

      November 10, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    YES YES and YES!
    One of my clients handles stress by taking a step back and asking himself, “What ‘fire’ can I put out right now? And what doesn’t need immediate attention (read: worry)?”

    November 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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