Challenging times are a part of life. Big or small, you will encounter some difficulties and unexpectedly negative situations as you go through your day today. Sometimes it’s a blip on the radar. Other times may find you facing one obstacle after another. Many times, your attitude can affect the outcome of these issues. Let’s look at some strategic ways to deal with challenges that I think will help you tremendously. You don’t have to sit idly by as life throws your curveballs. These tips can help you to actually catch a few. 

Know the Hard Times Will End

It can be hard to look at the big picture when you’re in the middle of a crisis. However, almost every challenging time is temporary. This difficult time will end, and you’ll move past it. Keeping this point in mind can ease your mind and help you to think more clearly as you work to overcome your current obstacle. You’ll be far better able to think critically and productively if you’re able to be optimistic about the future. 

Try to Assess Things Rationally

Emotions can run on high during challenging times, and these feelings are usually of the negative kind. You may experience emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and resentment as you try to rebuild your life or manage a crisis. While these feelings are perfectly normal, they’re also counterproductive to finding solutions. It’s easy to get stuck in negative emotions. When this happens, you’ll generally find yourself reacting blindly rather than making proactive decisions. Make an effort to remove the emotions from your decision-making, and you’ll soon see your progress shift in a more positive direction. 

Remove Yourself from the Equation

In addition to trying to suppress negative emotions during tough times, you may wish to remove yourself from the equation as well. What I mean by this is to try not to take it all personally and don’t ask why. Bad things happen to good people. Chances are nothing you’ve done has contributed to this situation. When we ask, “Why me?” Or get caught in a neve rending loop of trying to figure out what we’ve done wrong, moving forward becomes impossible. 

Look for the Silver Lining

I don’t mean to belittle or detract from the seriousness of anyone’s problems. Please know that’s not my intent when I say that it can be helpful to search for the value hardships may bring. Perhaps you’ll find none, but many times you just might. Challenging times often bring opportunity for change with them. Change can be scary, and we’ll talk about that in more detail in tomorrow’s blog post. It can also be transformative and exciting. Embrace any potential for positive transformation you might find during the tough times, and you’ll feel more motivated to push past them. 

These are a few strategies I’ve found helpful when dealing with life’s challenges. Give them a try, and you may find yourself more in control of your situation than you realized you could be. 

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Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

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Petra Monaco is a published author, coach, mom and breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she rewrote her own story and then worked her way through to become a Master's level therapist. However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’. Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm so you can start creating the life you want now. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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