4 Things to Do When Life Gives You Lemons

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From time to time, life gives you lemons: misfortune that you didn't ask for, and weren't expecting.

At times like these, the typical advice is to "make lemonade." In other words, accept the situation and move on.

While the expression strives to be optimistic, it sometimes sends a discouraging or even hurtful message. 

It's important to remember that, even in unfortunate situations, you have options. You can choose how to act.

Making lemonade is always an option, but here are a few other paths to consider next time life hands you a batch of lemons.

Lemons can be sour and off-putting, but they can also be delicious and flavorful. Is it possible that your negative situation is a good thing in disguise?

Check Your Perspective

Just because life gives you something doesn't mean you have to keep it. Speak up for yourself and push back for a better outcome when possible.

Send the Lemons Back.

It may not feel this way, but bad things don't always need our attention. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to leave it and keep going.

Just Ignore 'em

Sometimes adapting and making lemonade is the way to go. And sometimes, you can take it a step further and add your own special flare into the mix!

Make an Arnold Palmer

Every challenging situation is unique, as is each person. There's no one perfect way to solve them all.

The best we can do is to take a flexible, positive attitude to each new lemon as it comes along.

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