Reflecting on setbacks

Living a normal life with minimum to no physical or mental challenges is a common desire.

However, life is full of challenges, and overcoming them is what makes us stronger. It’s important to note that everyone faces challenges in life, and it’s how we respond to them that matters. 

While it’s natural to desire a life with fewer challenges, it’s important to remember that overcoming challenges is what helps us become stronger and more resilient.

Overcoming difficulties can help us grow and become better people. 

Living with a long-term condition can be challenging, and it often means facing setbacks.

Lately, it has been increasingly difficult, and this time around, I cannot pinpoint the exact reason (or likely due to my latest physical trauma), but it feels like, once again, I hit rock bottom. This feeling has been overwhelming and unbearable, leaving me uncertain about my path, with despair, and a sense of hopelessness.

Synchronicity is a concept introduced by the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which suggests that events are “meaningful coincidences” that are not causally related but seem to be related in a meaningful way. Some experts believe that these coincidences are messages from a higher spirit or being, offering guidance and help. However, there is still a lot of research needed to confirm that synchronicity is a valid concept and that it has some science behind it. 

In the meantime, some people believe that synchronicity is just the result of confirmation bias, which is the psychological term for recognizing the things that confirm our beliefs. However, others feel that there are no coincidences and that everything holds meaning. 

One of the latest self-development audiobooks I listened to, “You can if you think you can” by Norman Vincent Peale, references a quote about winners and quitters, which is

“winners never quit and quitters never win.” 

Coincidentally, a dear friend recently quoted this to me and I definitely consider this a matter of synchronicity.

Despite knowing how to face this satback, I’m still feeling unstable and insecure regarding the present and future. Therefore, I will keep relying on the love shared with my supporting network of  friends and family and embrace the synchronicity.

Yours in healing,

Alex smiling face 

Published by Coach Alex

Hi! My name is Alex and I’m a health coach and blogger. I’m passionate about nutrition and fitness. For details of my coaching services and testimonials click here or follow me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @Wealth and Health Coach Alex. My blog shares my healthy lifestyle tricks and tips while facing a chronic condition. Being diagnosed in my teenage years and changing my lifestyle half-way through provided me with the opportunity to compare the first 10 years and afterwards as well as embrace and implement changes to ameliorate my life and others'. You can read my stories here and follow me on social media platforms. Some background: As a kid, I've always prioritized studying, despite being diagnosed with a chronic condition. Later on in life, I discovered the beauty of prioritizing myself, my physical and mental health, also helping others to put their own well-being first. I now coach beautiful souls facing long-term conditions by helping them to improve their lifestyle, and excel at living life, becoming the healthiest and fittest version of themselves. After a Bachelor and Masters degree in Science, I discovered my passion and commitment to nutrition and have undertaken several certificates in nutrition, understanding ongoing Lifestyle Medicine summits and I'm now a proud member of the UK and International Health Coaching Association. I've spent over a decade being passionate and implementing evidence-based lifestyle wellness practices to help others and myself to become the healthiest versions of our own beings. Using evidence-based lifestyle practices, I help to gradually increase my clients' abilities to improve the health behaviors they want to address, empowering them to become the expert of their own health. I do hope that my blog posts inspire readers with insights, hopes and motivation. In health and wealth, Alex x A bit more about me I am originally from the beautiful southern coast of Italy and I have now lived in the UK for the last 13 years. I love cooking, working out and cycling. I feel at my best when in nature, particularly on the sea side.

One thought on “Reflecting on setbacks

  1. Beautifully said Alex!👍🏾
    Your words explain your current situation!🙏🏽.

    It is another challenging period that you are experiencing!
    but with your strong will & determination your days & feelings will hopefully improve!🙏🏽.

    Just a call away!👍🏾🌝.

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