If You’re Going Through A Difficult Situation, Stay Strong!

September 9, 2018
Many things can happen in life which we don't expect and that take time in order to overcome. However, there's something that you always need to understand: whatever happens, you can get through it.

Staying positive when you’re going through a difficult situation can sometimes be tough. After all, your emotions can get the best of you and you can feel like you’re in a deep pit with no way out. What can you do about this?

Normally, most people will be pretty low for a few days, but this should be days, not months. It’s natural to complain, be sad, or not feel like doing anything or making an effort. However, this has to end some time.

Isolation Can Be Positive and Negative

Woman with her hand to her head, sitting on a window sill going through a difficult situation

Many people close up when they’re going through a difficult situation. Instead of seeking help, relying on others, or even going out to clear their head, they isolate themselves.

Isolation can actually be very positive. It helps us to face up to our emotions, feel them, and it gives us time to be able to manage them.

Furthermore, being alone can allow us to focus on the circumstances we need to face up to.

This way, we give ourselves time to look at the situation from different perspectives, weigh up the options, and make a decision about what to do.

However, this isolation shouldn’t last too long. People who stay complaining or feeling like a victim when life deals them an unexpected surprise can fall into depression as a result of these attitudes.

In these cases, isolation isn’t a healthy way to give yourself time or find a solution. If your home becomes a refuge where you feel safe and comfortable, it’s time to get out and move on.

There Will Always Be Things To Pick You Up

Someone tying up their trainers

Everyone has their tastes and passions that make them feel positive. Therefore, when faced with a difficult situation, a great way to feel better and more hopeful is to dedicate your time to those things that bring you pleasure.

  • Maybe going to the gym makes you feel good. Or maybe painting relaxes you. Even going to the cinema can help you take the emotional weight off your shoulders.

This isn’t about running away from the problems and not thinking about them. It’s just that doing these activities can pick you up and make you feel good so that you don’t fall into the isolation and self-pity trap.

Doing things that pick you up, which let you take care of yourself, helps to prevent you from falling into a spiral of apathy or negativity which you might never get out of.

Don’t believe for a second that this situation is the end of the world. We’re all capable of overcoming any tough circumstances. The problem is that sometimes we don’t see it because we don’t have enough confidence in ourselves.

Learn to Be More Resilient

Woman leaning against a wall looking hopeless

Resilience is a skill that helps a lot when facing a difficult situation. Resilience helps to overcome adversity in an effective way regardless of how serious it is.

However, to be resilient, you need to put certain habits into practice and change a few beliefs. For example, you need to be more flexible when faced with change and avoid the need to control situations.

It’s also important to surround yourself with positive people, because if you’re surrounded by negative people, your resilience will get weaker instead of stronger.

What other things can you learn in order to be more resilient?

  • See problems as an opportunity.
  • Practice mindfulness.
  • Know yourself and be aware of your abilities and limitations.
  • Cultivate realistic optimism.
  • Don’t lose your sense of humor.
  • Support yourself with friends or seek professional help.

When faced with a difficult situation, how do you deal with it? Do you think you’re a resilient person, or do you need to practice and strengthen your resilience?

Many things can happen in life which we don’t expect and that take time in order to overcome. However, there’s something that you always need to understand: whatever happens, you can get through it.