Surviving tough times in life!
Updated: Dec 19, 2022
Having a difficult experience can have a major impact on your mood, health, and attitude. You can be upset about what you've lost, distracted by a slew of unpleasant, mixed emotions, or uncertain of how to move forward in your life.
You may even believe that your life is completely out of your hands and that you have no influence over what happens next.
We all have terrible days, disappointments, losses, and changes in our life, and we all feel unhappy, apprehensive, and agitated at different times. Building resilience, on the other hand, can help you have a positive outlook, face the unknown with less fear, and get through even the worst days.
How do cope with this uncertainty?
Avoiding your negative emotion may appear to be an effective stopgap measure, but in reality, it simply delays, and possibly escalates and exacerbates, a flood of negative emotion at some point in the future. Ignoring your feelings is like attempting to flee from something that is right on your shoulder.
You can either be positive and tell yourself that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that you will get through it, or you may curl up in the foetal position and accept your fate as a victim of circumstance.
While it's difficult to see anything good coming from terrible events, developing resilience can help you see the bright side of your troubles. Surviving adversity may teach you valuable lessons about yourself and the world around you, as well as build your determination, increase your empathy, and allow you to change and grow as a person over time.
Everything doesn't continue forever, whether it's good or horrible. When you're dealing with a difficult circumstance, it can feel as if it'll never end. But that's merely a twisted and subjective perspective. Negative occurrences tend to enlarge in our minds as they occur, giving the impression that they have been going on for much longer than they have, and that they will continue to do so for a long time.
Why do some people seem to be able to adapt better than others in these trying times?
While each situation is different, it is true that resilient people are more tolerant of the emotional pain that comes with hardship. The more resilient you are, the better you'll be able to cope with stress, worry, and depression.
One of the best ways to overcome your worries is to engage in distracting activities such as reading a book. Houston Has a Problem, is a self-help book written by an LGBTQ author, Saint Andrews.
You only need to make a change when you've identified the main takeaways from your trying period. If it's a change you can make right away, go for it. You don't want to be in a bad position for any longer than necessary. If you can't execute it right now, make a mental note of it so you can utilise it when the situation arises.