We face a lot, each day. Some are minor, some feel unsurmountable. As mentioned in this post, it’s ok to ask for help. But whether you seek out help, or do it on your own, there’s another thing to consider.
Keeping your head up.
It’s easy to feel frustrated, and overwhelmed. It’s a lot harder, and takes more strength to find a way around the bullshit. The obstacle. The frustration. The circumstances.
As they say, it’s the way we handle and react to situations, that define us. Not the situations themselves.
Here are a few ways that I’ve found to beat the bull, and keep my head up:
- Stay objective – think about it from other people’s point of view, and try to understand the situation as a whole, rather than just how it effects you.
- Check your emotions – before you react, determine what the consequences are, and if it’s better to remain calm.
- Drink some water – it’s good for you body, and it gives you a minute to think about the situation.
- Go for a walk / Sleep on it – if you have the luxury to take some time, do it. Things are always clearer after the dust settles.
- Make a list – what are the pros and cons of a situation and see what you can do to rectify it.
- Ask for advice – Seek out others where appropriate. Preferably someone not involved.
Last, but far from least –
Don’t let your light go out.
The saddest thing is when you let others pull you down and make you feel less than you are and/or deserve to be. No matter what someone says, or what the situation is, you should still value who you are and how far you’ve come in life.
And when your light feels a little dimmer, kick your ass into gear, and show a little extra strength.
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