Pushing against the rushing wind of emotions that seem to overwhelm
you when something goes wrong can prove difficult. Try not to fret much about
it, Superman and Wonder woman hurt too. The hurdle only gets more chaotic when
you dwell on the problem or keep picking at it. We believe that every challenge
has a solution, you may just need to look at it from a different angle. In no
order at all, we have a few ideas that might help:
Positive thinking: When you notice that worry is getting the
better of you, examine different positive outcomes and remind yourself that you
are strong enough to not just cope but bounce back from that negative
situation. You can choose to engage in a variety of activities that will
improve your focus – for example, reading, walking or watching a movie.
Relaxation: Stress and tension can affect you physically and
psychologically in many ways, including increased muscle tension, chronic
contraction, intermittent jittering, inability to sleep and lack of appetite.
This may be experienced as tension in the eyes, jaw, neck, shoulders, lower
back and stomach. To help reduce stress, try to recognize the signs of tension
in your body, practice slow and deep breathing, take time out to relax – for example,
a spa session and some music therapy.
Healthy diet: Ever heard of stress eating? You probably have
indulged once or twice. I know the feeling. The soft cold of ice-cream on a
hurtful day can be such a sweet relief, however, choosing nutritious foods that
you enjoy may just be a better option for your body; we don’t want you building
stress and calories. Try to avoid inappropriate foods, they can be quite
Good sleep: A good nap just has a way of resetting the
nerves and relaxing the mind, I recommend. Also, when those ideas seem to be
just at the edge of being birthed into reality but you can’t quite articulate
your thoughts, sleep may just be what you need to crack the code.
Social support: Managing hurtful moments alone may not be
best, depending on how deep the cut goes. Having a form of support to help you
maintain quality living, could go a long way. Friends, family, volunteer
opportunities, interest connects amongst others, are different types of support
groups you can take advantage of.
Reminder journal: Writing down projects with follow-up
actionable markers should help you focus on pending deliverables. This is a
healthy form of distraction that builds resilience for the long run, taking
your mind away from the pain.
I hope with these few points of mine I have been able to
stir your mind in the possible direction that would help you live your best
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