Tips for De-Stressing During Life’s Most Trying Situations
Are you facing difficult times? Are worry and stress keeping you up at night? Or, maybe you have lost a loved one and can’t be comforted by your family because of social distancing rules. Difficult situations can leave you feeling wired and hopeless all at the same time. Sometimes, staying positive and calm may seem tough. But it is possible.
Recently, my brother-in-law died. He did not care for himself and he decided not to get vaccinated. Then, he caught Covid. My sister kept checking on him and he said he felt better. Then he died and my sister got Covid. Luckily, she was vaccinated and recovered.
This is not an article about the pros and cons of vaccination. It is an article of dealing with the stress of grief, upheaval, and bad news. When I got the news, I didn’t realize how “heavy” I would feel. My brother-in-law was severely depressed and I hadn’t seen or heard from him for years so I didn’t think it would hit me like that. I was sad for my sister, but the grief of my lost loves came surging back.
I’m better now, because I reached out to my sister with compassion, and I reached inside. I found my inner strength by remembering how I got through my toughest challenges.
You can get through your challenges, without breaking under the pressure, too!
Developing such inner strength takes practice. However, if you focus on these factors listed below, you’ll have a head start on your journey toward becoming strong enough to deal with anything.
- Embrace your worth. Perhaps you come down hard on yourself as the reason for your challenging experiences. Yet truthfully, they might not be your fault at all. Other people may be in control of the situation that caused your difficult situation!
- Embracing your own worth is extremely important so you don’t wrongly persecute yourself and cause even more stress. Yes, we do often play a role in our trying situations. However, letting yourself off the hook for the parts that aren’t yours is important, too!
- Face the situation for what it truly is and have the courage to admit that, “It’s not all my fault.”
- Focus on the positive impact you’ve made in your own life and the lives of others.
- Believe in your ability to overcome the circumstances. Remember the challenges from your past that you got through. Believe in your strongest self and the positive influences you have made for the people around you.
- Be optimistic. This too shall pass. Regardless of the seriousness of the situation you’re confronted with, it’s not going to last forever! It might be really rough now. In fact, it might even be extreme. But focus on the end of the tunnel – where there is always light
- When dealing with the issue at hand, start putting plans in place for when it finally passes. See yourself in the future and happy because you made it through this challenge.
- Lean on your loved ones for support. Family and friends can help keep you afloat during crises. Passing through life’s trying situations calmly and optimistically can seem doubly tough if you’re going it alone. But you won’t have to if you keep your loved ones close.
- Ask for help. The people around you want to support you so let them know how they can lift some weight off your shoulders.
- Give them all the details of the situation, both good and bad. Trust that you’ll get an unbiased point of view about the issue, even if you don’t like everything they say.
- Remembering how people supported you in the past will help build your strength to deal with the situation calmly.
- Remember to breath. Every time you think about breathing, take a long deep breath. Regular, deep breathing can really help to relax you! Staying calm and positive is as much about mental toughness as it is about being physically at ease. Give it a try and feel the difference in both your mental and physical states!
You are stronger than you think. Practice these tips and you’ll come to trust that you have the ability to overcome whatever you face. Day by day, you will develop the resolve to face all your challenges head-on and with confidence, regardless of how bad things may seem in the moment.
You will feel stronger, be better emotionally prepared for life, and able to manifest calmness on a daily basis. De-stressing isn’t as hard when you have the knowledge of how to prevent stress in the first place and the skills to dissolve it as it occurs.
Why Should You De-stress?
Because You cannot be effective when you are stressed, worried or angry!
Learn to Manage your Mindset and:
- Get crystal clear on your goals
- Identify the obstacles that make you stressed
- Create an action plan to
Overcome your challenges, build your confidence, and set your personal GPS.
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