Rainbow Over the Valley

Try changing your frame

Back in September, I sent you a Thoughtful Thursday about reframing your problem as an antidote to being stuck. Our community found it so helpful. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be diving deeper into the value of reframing.

When we talk about a frame, it’s the perspective that you look at your problem or the question you pose when facing a decision. Like a camera lens, your frame can be zoomed in, out, or moved to the side. If you feel resistance, stress, or friction as you face a decision, try changing your frame.

It can: 

  • Help debias your thinking
  • Connect you to your values and what you care about
  • Open up new options or solutions, busting out limiting beliefs
  • Create an experience that’s more fun and easy

Recently, my mother-in-law passed away after a long physical decline, and I was tasked with planning a service for her in three days. My initial frame was, “What am I supposed to put into a service? What should I do?” I felt a lot of pressure from all the ‘shoulds’. It didn’t feel easy or inspiring. Instead, I shifted the frame to, “How do I create an experience that feels meaningful to the people involved? How can I do that in such a way that honors her?”

As I shifted the frame, it opened up possibilities, made it feel so much easier, and cast off a bunch of ‘shoulds’ and pressure. My situation could have been really prickly because it was a really vulnerable time for everybody. But reframing really supported me in being there in a really meaningful way for the people I cared about.

We face decisions every day. I invite you to reframe a decision this week and see what happens and how it makes you feel.

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Warm regards,

Amy Day

    Decision Coach