5 Tips for Coping with Challenges
1. PRACTICE BEING THANKFUL
Cultivate gratitude for the blessings that continue in your life - Write down 5 things you are grateful for, such as family support, friends, a creative mind. Keep the list with you and tape a copy to the bathroom mirror.
2. ASK YOURSELF:
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS?
Begin to take baby steps toward finding a solution. Call the creditors to work out a payment plan. Sit down and talk with the person you are having trouble with and try to iron out the ruffles.
3. IF IT'S OVER - ACCEPT IT
Some things are not fixable, like the death of a loved one, loss of a job. Let go of regrets and channel your energy towards preserving good memories and pursuing future goals.
4. VIEW IT AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Though hard to do in the midst of hurt and disappointment, by taking this approach you empower yourself and can turn it to your benefit. Ask yourself what you might do differently in a struggling relationship, or how you might improve yourself so that you can do better next time.
5. STAY POSITIVE AND MOVE ON
Stay positive about yourself and your life. Keep things in perspective to avoid falling into the negativity trap. Stay focused on the positive and continue to set goals.
When facing catastrophic adversity, don't go it alone. Seek help. Get support. Stay connected to The Higher Source for Comfort, Strength and Inspiration.