Feeling stressed, depressed, pissed off and/or pissed on?
For example, there are no happy answers to questions like…
Confront, tolerate and feel your pain. If you can do this, the pain will eventually get smaller and ultimately disappear.
But don’t push yourself to move on too quickly–you have to nurture your wounds appropriately.
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Watching TV produces low levels of satisfaction because it doesn’t challenge you.
Instead, do something that raises your self-esteem. Tap into your ‘signature strengths’–things you’re good at or passionate about.
Volunteering is a great way to look outside your own problems.
Sit in a quiet place and consciously think about optimistic future goals or happy memories.
Make a list of five great moments from your past and five future events you’re psyched about. Envision as much detail as you can. What are you wearing? How are you standing? What scent is in the air?
By tapping into positive thoughts, you can actually change your body chemistry.
The hard time you may be experiencing is merely a ‘slice’ of your life – not your whole life.
Think about your future — and realize that you don’t want your life to be defined by this one circumstance.
Keep a gratitude journal to remind yourself of everything you do have in your life – rather than what’s missing.
You may even ‘bounce back’ higher because you’ll learn to appreciate other important things in your life.
During difficult times, it’s best to cut down on sweets like cookies, cake and candy. Sugar is bad for you energy, mood and even your ability to think at your best. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit to help prevent blood sugar dips and spikes.
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When you feel stuck in a hard time, jump-start a pro-change attitude by letting go of possessions that no longer work for you – like old clothes and old shoes.
When you get rid of physical things that that ‘weigh you down, and start to feel lighter, you’ll witness how by letting go, you’re making room for new things to enter your life.
As a result, your subconscious will know if you let got of emotional burdens, you’ll likewise be making room for new better people and experiences to enter your life.
Plus, it’s also mentally comforting to get organized. The less chaos around you, the more you will feel clear minded and mentally strong.
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