People Have Seasons Too

Have you ever had a friend or family member begin to behave differently?

Have they all of a sudden had an energy shift? People become distant for reasons often unknown to others. It is easy to assume that they are acting shallow or that they have an issue with us, but that may not be the case at all. Naturally, we question whether or not we may have done something offensive. After going through a series of thoughts, we resort to believing that the person is behaving superficially. I would like to challenge the way that we make such inaccurate assumptions.

People go through conflicting situations in life, and we should all be mindful of that. They cope with tough times in varying ways. While some choose to share their problems with those around them, others resort to their neutral corners. I don’t see an issue with this as long as they are practicing healthy behaviors. We can all benefit from a break during periods of high stress. Everyone is entitled to space.

We need to take into consideration that people may be busy. No one is obligated to be at another person’s aid all of the time.

Taking some time for self-care is vital. We can all relate to needing more time in a day. Rest assured that during those moments, the least of our worries are intentionally acting shallow toward our friends and family. In our quest to progress in life, becoming distant is sometimes necessary.

I do believe that people have seasons, but it is not always a bad thing. If you are feeling negative about a friend or a family member who has become distant, reach out to them. Have a conversation and eliminate your concerns. We have to stop taking everything personally.

First, consider that the person may be going through something.

Secondly, determine if you have indeed behaved inappropriately.

Reach out to them. And lastly, allow people to do what they need to do to be happy and comfortable because, at some point, we will be going through our season also.

Can you relate?

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