I'm seeing a lot of people struggling at the moment, whether with personal tragedies or just trying to find their way in this volatile world, and so it seemed like a good time to look out and share with you an article we wrote quite some time ago about Negotiating the Tough Times (link at the end).
It'd be great to think that as we become more conscious and understand the active role we can play in choosing how we view and interpret the world around us, that we would be protected from becoming besieged by emotions such as grief, anxiety and stress. That we would be safe from the darkness. The reality is though that life still happens. Events occur that unsettle us, and we find ourselves struggling despite our best efforts to keep on an even keel.
It's incredibly important when you find yourself battling with these 'negative' emotions to recognise that there is nothing wrong with experiencing these feelings. It's not a sign of weakness or failure. It's life in the real world.
A post from Danielle LaPorte has appeared on my Facebook feed a few times recently and was partly what inspired me to write this. The first thing to tell yourself when you’re in hell: This pain WILL end. I love that! Change is the only constant in life after all. Something we don't want to think about when everything is rosy and just how we want it to be, but something that can be our lifebuoy when things are at the other end of the spectrum. Things are constantly changing. This pain WILL end.
Please don't be afraid to seek help when you find yourself struggling. And remember that family and friends might not always be best placed to give you the support you need, so be prepared to look for someone who has relevant expertise to help you.
Here's the link to the article: Negotiating the Tough Times. I hope you find it helpful. What tricks and techniques do you have for getting yourself through life's challenges? Share them in the comments below - you never know who you might help!