Have you ever experienced challenges in your life, those times when you felt lost and had no idea how to keep moving forward? We are all faced with life challenges constantly in every area of our lives. Most people have a hard time accepting and dealing with these challenges that arise and most of us try to run away from the challenges, perhaps they are in a relationship or a business or maybe even a life and death situation. The reality is that at some point in life, we all go through struggle and running away from the problem is the worst thing to do! We have the power to build an unstoppable mindset. So, how would you like to develop a mindset that could help you in overcoming life challenges with anything that comes your way? Here are few tips ready for you to adopt.
Don’t overreact PLEASE!
When we are not in a state of mind where we fall for our emotions and give power to them, we often make decisions that we will regret later. Overreacting to a problem will cause you to make bad decisions, you have to understand that not everything is going to be the way you want it to be. Many people will try to change someone or something that they cannot control, and when it doesn’t work out for them, they feel miserable. Next time you are faced with life challenges, become the watcher of your thoughts and stay calm so you can make smarter decisions.
Don’t compare your lifestyle with others
I know it is really difficult not to compare ourselves with other people, however, the more often we do that, the more frustrated we will feel. There are many people who may have accomplished more than you and many of your colleagues might have reached success even before you could. But this is not something to be disappointed in, rather take it as a push and the key thing to remember is that you create your own story and success in life. Many life challenges will come and pass by but you have to train your mind to be at peace at all times and never think low of yourself when you see others achieving more than you.
Avoid dwelling on your problems
Often what wears us down most is not the actual problem, but the constant thinking about it. We spend days and nights often thinking about the issue and we are consumed by the problem so much that we almost forget to do something about it. Have a time set as to when to think about your life challenges and when to act upon solving them. In addition, have a set time when you express your pain, either to God, a friend, family member, therapist or in your journal. The rest of the practice how to really get a solution to your challenges.
Make a game plan
If you have no idea how you will overcome the challenge, make a game plan, how simple is that! Try to get outside input from those you respect or those who have the potential to bring positive change in your life. Include in your game plan ways you will use the life challenges as a catalyst for growth, to become a better person than before. Periodically review your plan to see if it is working or if you have to make changes and at which point you need to make changes. Set some goals and make sure that the goal is measurable so you can monitor your progress on a regular basis. Even if you have no idea how you will overcome the challenge, be optimistic about it & things will work out. Anything is possible!
Do you have a fear of something? Something as small as talking to someone you are avoiding for days or as big as speaking in front of a crowd. Let the fear become a positive energy for you that move you forward only. Always tell yourself that, you are bold. You are capable. You are brave. Write it out; burn words in a bowl; see the person you know will lift you. Don’t hold onto fear. Facing life challenges with fear will take you nowhere unless you accept the fear and make it your strength. Eventually you will come to realize that the fears that you had in life are in fact, mere phobias which you can overcome easily.
Improve on yesterday
Do something that will make your today better than what’s come before. Do you feel you missed out onto something? What is it? Can you do something about it? Yes? Do it! Once you have figured out on what needs to be changed, insert all your energy into it and you will continue to develop it further. Try to be positive towards your life challenges and try to have a positive communication with others as it does lead to progress.
Turn towards reality
We are masters of avoidance! So often we turn away from life rather than towards it. But if we want to enjoy our present and be more effective in it, we must orient ourselves toward facing reality. When we are guided by the reality principle, we develop a deeper capacity to deal with reality. What once was difficult to achieve will now become a piece of cake! What once was our fear now becomes familiar to us and life becomes more manageable. Once you build the habit of facing life challenges being in the state of reality, you will see that you have grown more stronger and have greater confidence in yourself.
Don’t give up (Life challenges)
You might stumble but know that you’ll be okay as long as you learn, act, and remember that you already have all that you need. Recognize what you’re doing well, instead of dwelling on what you wish you did better. A lot of people may think that they haven’t “reached” the place where they need to be yet, but all you need is to be patient and don’t give up on yourself. That is the worst thing you would do to yourself! We all feel desperate and exhausted some time but know it’s going to be better and your present experience will ultimately enrich your life.View yourself as other positive people view you. Live in the now!
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Article by Born Realist