All people deal with difficult times in their lives and each situation can be different for each person. Whether it’s work, home, social life, or internal conflict, all real issues deserve to be seen and heard so they can be addressed and moved on with a better version of ourselves.

Sometimes problems can be put aside because we believe that they will disappear or resolve themselves, but the reality is that they never leave, they always come back and sometimes, with more force. You do not need quick solutions , if not, learn to deal with problems so that, if they come back, you learn to solve them.

The little things

Every day you can improve it, perhaps with things as simple as eating something you like or going for a walk with your children. Self-care is extremely important and will help you cope with everyday life, especially when you have a stressful day, week, or month … or even a whole month.

Taking a good bath, reading a book you like, eating your favorite food … these are ways to make everyday and normal things special. How often do you decide to take time for yourself? Stop and stop your mind as well, this way you will think things more clearly when you are downtime.

Little distractions can work wonders as long as you’re not using them as a way to avoid the biggest problem at hand. So get out there and go for a walk, eat that food you like or literally do nothing for a moment and then stand up and tackle what’s bothering you … you’ll find how life begins to take on meaning.

Talk to someone

Talk to yourself, I do this all the time, something hearing everything out loud instead of just in your head can make things click. Everything sounds different when put into words and sometimes that’s all we need, but if you’re still struggling, find someone to talk to. This can be scary, but it can also be dealt with on your own.

Talk to people you feel comfortable with, like a best friend, parent, or brother. They know you and can give you an idea of ​​a situation that you could not see because it is happening to you.  Or if you don’t need or want advice and only someone who listens to you can also have them by your side.

Unfortunately, we don’t always have someone close to talk to or feel like a burden when we bring problems to others, so finding someone outside of your circle might be the way to go. Going to someone who has no preconceived notions or prejudices, who is simply there to help you, can make the openness and conversation of everything you have inside go outwards.

Now, not all of us have the money or the time to go to a therapist, but there are many resources to help you with that. There are free options on the Internet . If at any point you feel like you’re spiraling and need immediate help, connect with a family member, friend, network support group, or healthcare professional.

Take a step back

This can mean many different things.  It could be as simple as taking a step back from a certain situation or social networks, to something more difficult like a relationship, or if you are lucky enough to do so: your job. Going out and away from what is happening in your life can give you a fresh new perspective, how do you do this? Go to the next room for a breather , a walk, a walk, a car ride, sit and not look at your phone, if you can take a trip …

We are not talking about isolating yourself from everyone, but if what you need is time alone to gather your thoughts to process what is happening, take that time, but remember that your friends and family are there to help you, even when you do not want him around. .

Surround yourself with positivity

This probably sounds easier said than done, but it really isn’t. You are allowed to be upset and angry about whatever is happening in your life. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you can’t be mad. But, after a while, try to move on. The negativity will only knock you down and you can not continue and overcome what is happening around you. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and bring out the best in you.

Once you start to let go of the baggage that makes you feel bad, you can start to heal and handle everything with a little more clarity. Create a happy place for yourself, decorate it however you want, make it a place where you want to be and that will make you feel comfortable, safe and relaxed.

It may seem silly, but put those inspirational quotes that you love so much so that you can read them every day. Looking at something every day that you connect with can work wonders and can give you the energy you need to move on or to let go of what’s bothering you. Keep these things we’ve talked about above in mind when you’re having a hard time doing it. There are things that could work and it could be the easiest thing or nothing works for you … But it is better to try than to stay with your arms crossed without knowing if it had gone well or not.

Depending on where you are in your life, figuring it all out can take a while.  This is important to keep in mind because people need a little extra time to achieve goals and get their lives in order. Difficult times are called that for something, and you will need time and persistence to change things for the better, but above all, you will need positive thoughts and have a more realistic and less catastrophic perspective on life. When you have the help you need, do things only when you are ready. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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