4 Strategies for Embracing Stresses
If you’re facing some life challenges during this difficult, and for everyone, unique period with Covid-19, it can be hard to remember that it’s normal to have obstacles crop up from time to time.
Yes, I know this is not a normal obstacle!
But just about everyone is having setbacks, disappointments and tough times just now. But going through this rough patch doesn’t have to spoil your life. The key to thriving in the face of adversity is how you respond to the obstacles in your path.
Here are four strategies to help you ride through and come out on top.
Decide to embrace the obstacle
If you’re having a tough time, it can be easy to feel helpless and even that you’re a victim. But it’s up to you to rise to the challenge and decide that you won’t be overwhelmed. Choosing to take control and embrace your challenge is the first step in overcoming it. Look your obstacle square in the face and resolve to meet it.
Be okay with discomfort
The proof that you’re embracing your obstacle is acknowledging that it doesn’t feel good. It can feel uncomfortable, heavy, even painful. There are lots of life experiences that hurt at the time but end up being for your best and highest good. From the normal lifetime difficulties like marathon training, going to the dentist, public speaking to facing life with Covid-19, (including possibly facing debtors) you feel, or will feel, so much better once you’ve faced the worst.
Remember it won’t last forever. Don’t shrink from the bad feelings. You can ride them out!
Make sure you have a support team
You don’t have to face your obstacles alone. It can make all the difference to have people around you who are supportive, who’ll stick by you and cheer you on when you want to give up.
If you have a cheer squad, you’ll find that extra level of energy to help get you through. And you’ll be there for your friends and colleagues when they’re facing their challenges. Once you’re part of a team that has each other’s backs, none of you will have to face life’s ups and downs alone.
You’ll fight together and celebrate success together!
Be grateful for your obstacles
Feeling gratitude for the challenges in life might sound counter-intuitive. But think about it. Accepting the challenge, resolving to meet it head-on, and overcoming it makes you a better, stronger person.
Think of how good it feels to deal with a problem and solve it. To face fear and overcome it.
It sounds strange but there are invariably benefits that come from adverse events. “As one door closes, another door opens”, as that well-known motto goes.
Without obstacles in your life, you would not grow and learn to become a better person. Obstacles are a natural, normal part of living an authentic life.
Life will return to normal, (whatever your normal is).
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