Without hardships and encountering challenges that feel as if your life has been turned upside down, you would never discover your own inner strength. Overcoming adversity or life’s tough winter seasons, builds resilience and can teach you really important things about yourself, your circle, and the world around you.
The things you do to cope with “rough patches” can be transformative and have a direct impact on your professional and personal life. There are few things better than weathering a storm and feeling more confident in yourself and your abilities once the calm arrives. Instead of fearing life’s winter seasons, when one strikes, try to look at it as a challenge that can be formative to your own growth.
Because we deeply understand the importance of embracing change and finding inspiration in even the darker moments, we’ve come up with some tips that will support your overall well-being in times of change. A generously poured glass of wine might help, too!
Don’t keep your feelings bottled in.
There’s a reason you have friends, family members, mentors, and other supportive people in your life — to vent to them when times get tough! By keeping your feelings and emotions in, there’s a good chance they will fester and come up later when you least expect it. Like steam in a kettle, these feelings will bubble up and overflow sooner rather than later. If you really don’t feel comfortable sharing your true and honest feelings with someone, as it makes you feel too vulnerable, consider writing them down. But remember, there is strength in vulnerability; we promise you’ll feel much better after getting everything off your chest!
Change your perspective
When you approach something with a negative mindset, it almost always makes it feel worse than it is. Instead, try to see the positives in every situation. Even if you’ve had the worst day of your life, remember that it’s an opportunity for growth and learning. And you’ll feel better prepared to navigate the next bad day that rolls around. With a whopping 365 days in each year, you can’t have a good day every day!
Self-care, self-care, self-care!
Whether you’re working too much, have a flourishing social life, or have to keep up with the demands of having a family, it’s easy to become burnt out. The best way to avoid feeling run down emotionally, mentally, and physically is by staying on top of self-care. On a daily basis, try to do one or two things that bring you joy, like taking a bath, practicing yoga, ordering a tasty pastry for breakfast, or singing along to your favorite tune on the way to the office. All of these will let you escape the thoughts in your head for a brief moment, allowing you to come back even stronger.
Do not let life’s winter seasons throw you off your game — in these moments, stay focused and try your hardest to maintain a positive outlook. Difficult times don’t last forever, but they usually don’t resolve quickly either, so it’s important to stay motivated as you endure the challenges. Celebrating your small wins, no matter how tiny is a great way to bring some positivity into your life and keep you on track. Expressing your gratitude is another simple way to reduce stress and boost your mood. For example, take time to acknowledge how grateful you are for a sunny day, the love from your pet, a delicious meal you ate, or a thoughtful friend.
For more tips on how to grow from life’s challenges, attend our two-day conference. Tickets for Becoming Truly You: The Ascension can be purchased here, and payment plans are available.
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