Overcoming a Life of Obstacles

Overcoming a Life of Obstacles

Life is amazing.

We are lucky to experience this moment in time. The experiences we have, people we get to know, and struggles we face all add to the incredible journey.

Often anxiety we feel is caused by those elements out of our control. Death of a loved one, a devastating breakup, loss of good jobs all experiences we may all share at one time or another. They may slow us down but chances are you will come out of it a better person. Sometimes we can work through these trying times, other we may reach for help. Regain have a variety of therapists at hand, they can give practical advice and help on relationships if this is a path you may choose.

Others may choose a religious journey or a spiritual voyage from within. 

Here are a few practical paths you may choose to follow to overcome difficult obstacles in your life.

Remove the Vices – When you’re going through troubled times you generally want a crutch of vices like smoking, drinking, and other activities.  They may make you feel good for a short time, but not necessarily worth it and can hinder your improvement in the long term. 

Finding a Place – We’re social animals. We strive to find tribes. The Web has connected us in unimaginable ways to vent our frustrations and find support. Online communities are a fantastic outlet to connect with others in similar situations. It doesn’t need to be face-to-face. The comforting words of a stranger are often all it takes. I recommend every individual going through troubles to seek communities online. It’s like therapy but on a grand scale. Something someone says will eventually ‘click’ and cause a great change in your lifestyle. I guarantee it.

Fitness – The typical advice after every major breakup or devastating life event is usually the “start exercising”. Exercising will certainly raise your mood and increase your confidence because you’re becoming physically healthier. It’s a great goal to keep your mind occupied. It doesn’t mean you need to be the next, great athlete – just that you’re getting active, which is a good thing. 

Negotiation – When we’re down we can become reclusive. Now’s not the time. We should push forward. Negotiation can be a game-changer when it comes to careers and relationships. It creates a new form of transparency in the communication Practicing negotiation, even when you feel introverted and broken, is going to do more for your future success. You will become direct, driven, and dominating. This carries over into every interaction once you learn the techniques and let go. It creates confidence and that’s the true path to recovery.

Putting our life back on track can be tough. However, there is so much more to experience in this wonderful world. All it takes is a little nudge back on the right path. There’s a time for grieving and a time to act. 

Poppy Watt

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