The choices you think you have are often limited by your willingness to accept other options as worthy or realistic.
When your choice perception is challenged, you may say things like, ‘I can’t see the forest for the trees’.
If you find yourself in this situation, don’t be afraid to share your situation, thoughts and feelings with others.
By doing so, you benefit from receiving an alternative and hopefully objective opinion. As a result you may find that there is another way to look at, and deal with, your current situation.
Obtaining a different perspective is particularly valuable when you are feeling under stress.