What have smashing my phone and replacing a fridge got in common? Change, my dear, it’s all about change

Flipping it over, I could see the little chips and a small crack in the screen that were the result of my haste. “Agggh, my poor baby! What am I to do?”

  1. I let myself have a period of vocal, excessive venting - best to get it out of the system but that’s it
  2. I look at what hasn’t changed as much as what has changed - in the case of the phone: it could still make calls, it could still send messages, it could still surf the web, in fact it still worked 100% for all my requirement, not to mention that the back was the same, it hadn’t lost it’s shape or become dangerous to hold….the list goes on
  3. I ask myself: “If you only had one wish in the world, would you use it on stopping this change happening?” - you’ll be amazed at how much this puts things into persepective
  4. I unleash my positive creativity and list 3-5 good things about the change - In the case of the phone: I now have a topic for a blog, my phone is now easier to differentiate from others, I now definitely can consider treating myself to a new phone next year, I now believe all the marketing stuff about Samsung phones being indestructible,…
  5. I mark a date in my diary to celebrate the anniversary of the change - it could be one week, one month, one year (depending on how big the change is). I put that in my diary and then laugh about it when it comes up and realise just how minor it now seems

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