Have you ever been challenged in your life? Have you ever felt lost that you don’t know what to do?
Possibly it was about being in a relationship, or financial problem, or a business, or even a life or death state. Some people overcome these challenges easily because they have developed in them coping mechanisms that are effective. Some are having a hard time coping up.
How would you want to develop a way of thinking that could help you in overcoming challenges that may occur?
The truth is each and everyone of us, at some point in our lives, go through struggles and experience the difficulties. But human as we are, we always have the capacity to shift our minds to a different mindset. We all have the ability to overcome challenges, it just needs to be worked out.
To overcome such struggles and failures in life, here are a number of ways which could help you:
Recognize the challenge.
Before overcoming a challenge or a problem, you have to know what it is first. You have to identify it to be able to know what to do next. Oftentimes when we face challenges, we feel that life is getting tough and that the world is against us. Well it is not true because there will be life challenges that can be identified, something substantial or tangible to prevail over.
Deliberate a resolution or a remedy
When the challenge has been concretely identified, thinking of as many solutions is next. Having more options in solving the challenge is better than not having one at all. Do not limit yourself to just a few ways if solving the problem. Always open your mind to other possible solutions to the challenge as you begin to talk about it.
Focus on what is positive
Sadly, our brains are conditioned to a natural inclination to focus on the negative, such as threats and dangers perceived ones we create them. To counteract this evolutionary construct, focus on what is positive and right about the environment around you throughout the day. Appreciate the beautiful things existing around you and find reasons to feel lighter even under the circumstances of the challenge.
Record a Journal
When you are experiencing or facing struggles and challenges and you’re stuck to it, you can write your thoughts in a journal. It is one way if expressing and releasing the things you are holding inside. This way, your conscious brain will be in play while reducing the effects of the unconscious, emotional brain.
Move your body and exercise
Exercise is one way of releasing stress. When you exercise, your body releases a hormone called dopamine which is a “happy hormone”. For at least three times a week for thirty minutes each day, move your body and do some sort of exercise. Exercise has been proven to improve habits in all areas of your life and it can boost your self confidence. It will also provide you the energy you need to fight and overcome the challenges you are facing.
If you commit yourself to make yourself better and stronger, you will be overcoming every challenge that come your way. Those mentioned above are just few of the things you can apply. You can also even discover a personal way of conquering you challenges. Explore yourself more to develop a better way that is most comfortable to you.