Sometimes it seems like the whole world is against you. One bad thing leads to another and another and another…until you just want to crawl under the covers and give up. Everyone has good days and bad days, but how you handle the bad days can make all the difference in how successful and often you have your good days.
Many people struggle with inner strength, and while you cannot change outside circumstances or people, you can work on transforming yourself into someone who is strong, confident and capable. Below are tips to help you discover your inner strength.
Look back at difficult times in your life, and remind yourself that you survived, got through the challenges and maybe even surprised yourself on how you handled it. Never underestimate your own resilience – strength is often found when you least expect it.
You can use past experiences to help you get through a crisis, but don’t forget to also focus on the future. Imagine yourself rising above your current pain, and concentrate on what you still want to achieve in life. Sometimes, putting things in perspective is all you need to realize which priorities are most important.
Lean on family and friends you trust – people who know you and who will listen to you without judgment. Your loved ones are crucial to helping you build your inner strength. They will provide encouragement, sympathy, love and more; everything you need to boost your confidence and move on.
Make time in your schedule to do something you are really good at. Part of pulling yourself out of a rut or crisis is reminding your body how to release endorphins back into your system. Do you have a hobby or activity you love that you haven’t done in a while? Be sure to do it, and often.
In addition to revisiting an activity that makes you happy, aim to do something else that is meaningful. When you try something new, instead of hiding from the world, you are helping your heart become stronger and your brain to subconsciously work out problems. Distracting yourself gives you a chance to step away from the crisis and look at it with fresh eyes. You never know, doing something new may also lead you to a new passion you never would have discovered otherwise.
Finding your inner strength will take time and patience, but once you do, you can take on anything life throws at you. W