Challenges in life,whether trivial or tragic,personal or global are unvoidable but,we can also get through them.. reading this actually helped me and i hope it helps someone too.
LaughLaughter is as much of an emotional release as crying,particularly when we can laugh at ourselves. There's always humor to be found in any situation as long as you're willing to look for it. Give yourself permission to laugh,even when times are rough. Find that one isolated moment that is funny regardless of the terrible big picture..
Move on...If you dwell on painful parts of your life,you drain your spirit with negative emotions such as anger and resentment. Let go of that baggage like a hot potato! Only then can you let new positive experiences,opportunities and people into your life. No matter what challenge you might be facing,know that nothing stays the same.your problems will eventually end..
It's easy to feel defeated and sorry for yourself when challenges in life arise,however,you can take another approach. While you may not be able to always control what happens in life,you can always choose how to react to it.
Direct your attentionChallenges can be all-consuming,and it seems the more you think about them,the worse they get. Focus on something or someone else,and you'll give your mind and emotions a needed break.. work on a hobby, go out to a movie.. It's okay to escape for a while..
Be gratefulThere is always something to be grateful for in every minute of everyday,whether it's the warm sun,a phone call from an old friend or just another day of living. When you make a list of everything that's great in your life,your one problem may not seem so terrible. And remind yourself that there are people that would trade their problems for yours in an instant..
By Debbie Gisonni..