Ever experienced challenges and, perhaps, felt lost with no particular pathway towards recovery?
Maybe it was a common problem that wasn’t hard to endure and overcome or, conceivably a dull and grieving moment that needed a lot of time to recover, but eventually, you go back to your best. How did you cope during the challenging times and ensure that you stay happy?
We all have to go through challenges in life if we are to truly mature. In our ordinary lives, the many difficulties we typically face test our psychological mettle and culture endurance through resilience. However, to attain the mental resilience, one may go through many stressful situations to learn to handle and cope with them, without feeling down & intimidated.
And, mental strength comes with an unstoppable mindset that ought to be built with consistency and showered with victories after every obstacle is cleared. Multiple techniques could help defeat the many challenges in life, but it all depends on the mindset and how to overcome them. Some include the following:
A struggle develops character, and that’s why humans feel proud when they overcome extreme hurdles to accomplish a goal that looked extremely strenuous. Without pushing yourself to the limits and beyond, you will never know what you are capable of, and it is hard to know your hidden talents. So, when adverse situations knock, welcome them and don’t feel intimidated by their sheer occurrence.
While our brains focus on threats and dangers, even when they aren’t there, strive to remain positive. When you are upbeat, the hidden threats (whether they are there or not) will not topple your already stable mind. Always look for something good in everything, including challenges.
Richard Branson’s secret to success is working out always. Scientific studies support him and show activities release hormones that enhance the mood and make one happy, even when there are massive challenges. Exercises develop self-confidence, making one energized and ready to combat any problem.
Get it done
You are standing there, facing a big problem and you know it is inevitable. Instead of thinking twice, take action and work on the solution. Think out of the box and, trust me, better results will follow.
Label your emotion
Turns out, the mere act of labelling one’s emotions makes one energetic, focussed, and self-aware of what’s happening, instead of feeling emotionally drained. According to Dr. Matthew Lieberman, such a simple activity reduces activity in the emotional part of the brain. Next time you feel overwhelmed by a problem, label your emotions and choose a new one.
Speak with confidence
Much like you must adopt a positive tone, you must learn to speak with confidence. Studies show that someone fond of using powerful and energized terms & phrases are more likely to overcome challenges, unlike someone who doesn’t speak with confidence.
Ask yourself questions
When you think about yourself as “What’s wrong with me?”, “Why can’t I do this?” or “What’s good about this situation?”, your mind will look at the problems critically and help formulate solutions. The questions will also contribute to turning your experiences into worthy memories when you face similar challenges in the future.
A strong body language, coupled with the right posture, powerfully impacts how the brain works. It breeds confidence of a gallant soldier and embodies the right mindset needed to fight everyday challenges.
Build a team
Success often arrives when a group is formed. So, when feeling hurt and challenged, gather your friends or relatives, and move forward. A team will not only help make the problem smaller and solvable, but also triggers progress in the brain, and you will never have to battle the hurdles alone.
Take a walk
It has been proven, there lies an innate connection between an individual and nature that fosters peace and tranquility. To better understand this, just take a walk off your normal path and head out to a public park. The serenity there will make you feel peaceful and relaxed and help you look beyond the challenges.
Step into some else’s shoes
When facing a seemingly insurmountable and challenging situation, think about what someone else would do to emerge victorious. If someone faced what you are facing right now and won, you would not be intimidated. However, you just have to think about someone who has been where you are and did what you are about to do.
Anchor it in
Remember that one period when you were upbeat and incredibly energized while facing a massive challenge? Well, clench your fist as you recall how you survived through the torrid times and combat those problems. As much as it is a mentally induced activity, your brain will slowly associate a clenched fist with courage. No problem will appear significant before you.
Make the art of solving challenges automatically
The key to defeating challenges in life is having the right mindset. When practiced regularly, positive habits slowly turn into a normal way of life. And, once everything is automatic, you will no longer spare a thought about them. All those challenges will turn into opportunities for further growth.
One additional way of overcoming those hardships in life is to meditate. A 10-minute meditation makes you fully away of the situation and helps calm the nerves & muscles, helping you look beyond the problems. You will stay on track, focus on what’s important, and work on rectifying the unpleasant experiences.
Write a Journal
Every time you are facing a massive problem, find your journal and document everything. It works opening up to someone and often helps you pour out all the fears and emotions and, in the same manner, get over the experiences. All the bad & harmful thoughts will have been removed, leaving room for storage of pleasant memories.