If you have been looking for how to deal with difficulties in your life, here are 5 steps you can use.
1. Set Small, Simple Daily Goals:
When times are difficult, it's easy to feel we've lost all personal power. So, a simple way to make progress in our lives is to set three small goals everyday and work to achieve them. These can be as simple as taking a shower, going for a walk, or calling a friend. It is not about taking over the world, it's about directing just a tiny bit of our day untill we can find our footing again.
2. Keep Perspective:
Draw some strength from the truth that there have been positive, good, happy times in life, and that those moments and memories can return and are with you. And remember that part of keeping perspective is realizing you are not on Island alone - there are people out there who can help you through this. Finally, remember, you are the miracle - the fact the you can choose your attention and breath and choices each day is a profound blessing. Not all is lost or negative - there is always hope and you can make new choice.
3. Ask, "What Should I Be Learning Here?" When times are tough, we often feel that we can't understand or handle things, that we lack competence or capability. So, to shore up those feelings, be strategic and ask, "what could I learn now to better handle the stage of my life?" Develop a learning curriculum for yourself and start studying things that can help or advance your life.
4. Be your Best Self Despite The Difficulties:
When I had brain injury, I couldn't control my emotions and actions for a while. I felt out of control. All I could do is set the intention to be myself. I forced myself to ask "How would my best self interact with this situation? How would I view this, go through this, support others and grow despite it all?" Sometimes, a simple and positive intention can expand our consciousness and connect with life and other.
5. Keep Gratitude Alive:
This is the time to get grateful for the choice and blessings you do have, and how you can become. The surest route from suffering begins at the Parth of gratitude.
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