There are moments in our lives where we feel as if all is lost and there is no more hope for ourselves so we begin to spiral into a seemingly never ending pit of despair. These kinds of moments happen to all of us, with the unfortunate truth of the matter, adversity is everywhere and will do everything in its power to challenge your coping abilities as well as your overall strength as a human.
One important thing to remember when you are going through these tough experiences is that you do not give up on yourself. Take a minute from your stress to remind yourself of these very important aspects of coping and dealing with your problems.
If you have a certain practice that you like to fall back on such as meditation and or prayer, then turn to these methods to allow yourself to cope from all of your stressful endeavors. Take the time to shut out all other noise, allow yourself to be free within your own space/mind, and let every little bit of tension within your body to slowly melt away. You will find the solutions to these problems and give yourself time to figure out what the right thing to do is.
2. Just Keep Moving Forward
There are certain times in our lives where we must admit that there is no use looking back on the past with sorrow and or despair. You must allow yourself to truly live in present moment at this time. Beating yourself up constantly over things that you will never be able to change will make you insane with over-thinking about all of the “what if’s?” Forgive yourself for all that you have done wrong, make peace with the situation, and finally let yourself move forward with your life. Sometimes that is all you can do when it comes to problems from the past is to just keep moving forward.
3. Express Yourself
One of the best ways to cope is to express all of what you are feeling through music, art, exercise and anything else that makes you feel able to expel all of your stress away. Hobbies play an important role in our life after we have been doing it for so long, returning to a favorite passion of yours could be exactly what you need. We often forget what it feels like to shake those frustrations out through outlets we really enjoy spending time on. Gardening is also a really great outlet for people to get rid of their stress.
4. Take The Good With The Bad
Another way for you to cope with your stress is to learn how to take the bad times with your good times. This means learning how to appreciate when you were in the good times that may ignite a spark within you to fight for those days yet again. Bad days are only temporary and this is something that most of us forget. Try to see the silver lining in your bad situations and figure out what it is going to take in order for you to reclaim those good days once more.
5. Face Your Fears
If the stress that you are experiencing is being summoned directly from a feeling of fear, then this may be one challenge that you are going to have to overcome eventually. Sooner rather than later would be ideal, however, taking your time is more important when it comes to facing your fears. Of course, it is never an easy thing to do, but being courageous is something that we are all capable of. Believe in yourself, know that you are not alone in facing what you fear most, and always remember that you have the power to make a difference in your world.
6. Worry Isn’t Well
Letting yourself worry is the worst thing that you could possibly do in moments of stress. It is definitely easier said than done when it comes to calming down and taking a step back to address the situation with a rational/logical perspective. However, the more you let yourself worry about “what if’s” and “I should have’s” then you will never truly allow yourself to recover from the stress you’re enduring. Try to keep yourself busy if you are in a constant fit of worry, you will want to try to occupy a lot of your time with the things that you enjoy doing.
7. Allow Yourself To Vent To A Friend
If you truly feel as if you are alone with all of your stress and there is no other way out, you can always call a friend to vent about some of your problems. You are never alone when it comes to dealing with problems.
Everyone is going through some kind of rough patch in their life, venting about it makes it easier to cope for some reason especially when you are able to express all of your frustration to someone who really understands where you’re coming from.
Hopefully this has helped you with coping with some of your stress in your everyday life. It’s always important to keep reminding yourself to keep moving forward, most bad times are temporary, and that you must be willing to forgive yourself for the things that you are unable to fix. Find out what happiness means to you and fight for it. God bless!