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A Q&A with Kelly Boys on life challenges
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Coping with Life’s Challenges
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Coping with Life’s Challenges
Coping with Life’s Challenges
Kelly Boys • 01:19

One effective technique that promotes self-improvement and resilience is leaning into and being curious about life's challenges. It involves acknowledging challenges rather than trying to hide or escape them. By confronting challenges head-on, people can gain more insight into themselves and the situations they encounter.

Leaning into obstacles requires bravery and the willingness to explore the unknown. It requires a curious mindset in which one actively works to understand the details of the challenge and the underlying causes of it. Curiosity can lead people to new perspectives, revelations, and solutions that may not have been immediately clear. This approach allows for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the issue, which can ultimately lead to more effective coping methods and personal development.

By accepting challenges, individuals also experience a sense of empowerment and confidence. They actively take part in overcoming challenges rather than feeling helpless or overwhelmed. This proactive approach encourages a sense of control and resilience as people realize their capacity to overcome obstacles and learn from them. By seeing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, people can develop stronger emotional resilience and more adaptability. They will be better equipped and more optimistic to deal with challenges in the future as a result.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - I cope with life's challenges by leaning into them, that's the way that I've learned to be because I've learned it doesn't work to avoid them, and for me leaning into them even means seeing I'm avoiding it and then coming back. But there's a way that I trust the unfolding of life so much that I'm actually curious in the moment even though it's challenging. So I would say like my main methodology would be just being curious and I think that just comes from the practice of mindfulness and being curious about the challenge is I would say the, yeah, the biggest tool I use to cope with it. And knowing that there are things I don't know about it and leaning in and coming from the heart, you know, to whatever it is that is happening. These are all such simple things but they're really hard to do in real time when there's a challenge, and so I would say that's how I cope with the challenges, I see them as the thing that's here to be with.

Watching Now
Coping with Life’s Challenges
Coping with Life’s Challenges
Kelly Boys • 01:19

One effective technique that promotes self-improvement and resilience is leaning into and being curious about life's challenges. It involves acknowledging challenges rather than trying to hide or escape them. By confronting challenges head-on, people can gain more insight into themselves and the situations they encounter.

Leaning into obstacles requires bravery and the willingness to explore the unknown. It requires a curious mindset in which one actively works to understand the details of the challenge and the underlying causes of it. Curiosity can lead people to new perspectives, revelations, and solutions that may not have been immediately clear. This approach allows for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the issue, which can ultimately lead to more effective coping methods and personal development.

By accepting challenges, individuals also experience a sense of empowerment and confidence. They actively take part in overcoming challenges rather than feeling helpless or overwhelmed. This proactive approach encourages a sense of control and resilience as people realize their capacity to overcome obstacles and learn from them. By seeing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, people can develop stronger emotional resilience and more adaptability. They will be better equipped and more optimistic to deal with challenges in the future as a result.


View Transcript
[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - I cope with life's challenges by leaning into them, that's the way that I've learned to be because I've learned it doesn't work to avoid them, and for me leaning into them even means seeing I'm avoiding it and then coming back. But there's a way that I trust the unfolding of life so much that I'm actually curious in the moment even though it's challenging. So I would say like my main methodology would be just being curious and I think that just comes from the practice of mindfulness and being curious about the challenge is I would say the, yeah, the biggest tool I use to cope with it. And knowing that there are things I don't know about it and leaning in and coming from the heart, you know, to whatever it is that is happening. These are all such simple things but they're really hard to do in real time when there's a challenge, and so I would say that's how I cope with the challenges, I see them as the thing that's here to be with.


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