What happens when you change the frame around a picture?
How you view the picture changes.
Reframing is a technique to help you change your perspective and the meaning of something in order to be more resilient and successful. It was created by studying and modeling the behavioral patterns of successful people.
When you reframe, you challenge yourself to see what might be positive in a situation, regardless of how bad it might seem initially. This is especially valuable when a situation feels hurtful. How you think determines how you react. You can choose to be a victim or choose to learn and grow.
Reframing forces you think of alternative ways to interpret what happened in a way that makes you feel better and empowers you. You do this by changing the content and/or context of the situation. Instead of focusing on the negatives, look on the brighter side and cultivate what is good. Every negative aspect of life can be reframed to help you find something positive. Also see my blog post Be Enthusiastic and Positive.
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