Sometimes Life is Tough... For Many, This Time is Now...
- My (Nisandeh's) father is dying of cancer and is suffering unbearable pain.
- A dear friend is losing herself in an abusive relationship.
- Another friend is terrified and depressed as his business is going under.
What about you?
What is Troubling or Challenging You These Days?
Year 2020 will be an unforgettable year for most of us.
A year where a lot of what we knew, and trusted, and took for granted in our lives... collapsed.
As a result, many people experience tough times emotionally, physically, mentally, financially and in their relationships.
We all go through tough times in life and how you respond to these difficult times defines who you are as a person.
Here is a short video story to remind you - that how you respond to the difficult times is your choice...
Potatoes, Eggs and Coffee Beans
How to Get Through the Tough Times in Life?
Like it or not, difficult times, tough situations, stressful circumstances and scary obstacles are part of life.
In those tough times, we often start asking, “why me?”, “how will I ever get through this?”, or “what is wrong with me?”
While these are not necessarily bad questions, they usually disempower, paralyse and demotivate - which only make the situation even more difficult.
This is why it is important to ask yourself the right questions when you are going through tough times.
What Questions to Ask Yourself During Tough Times?
Different situations require different questions.
But always remember to ask questions that will motivate you to look for possible solutions and take action to implement these solutions.
It's quite obvious that when you ask better questions, you get better answers.
What is not so obvious is... how to ask better questions, especially when life seems to want to take you down.
So... we've created a powerful tool to help you deal with any difficult situation, by actually asking you an empowering question designed for your situation, so you could reflect, learn, and take action to make the best of the situation.
How to Use this Self Reflection Tool:
- Phrase the difficult situation in a few words (e.g. loneliness, financial worries, bad health, broken marriage, lost faith...)
- Type these words into the text box below, and click the red button.
- Get an empowering question tailored to your situation.
- Reflect on the question.
- Share your insights in the comment box...
Type in Your Situation (e.g. losing my job, getting depressed, no purpose...): In tough situations, realize that happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to use them as opportunities to change your perspective for the better. Think about your life. Remember, it’s not what the world takes away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left. You are in control of the way you look at life. Your perspective is always more powerful than your circumstance.
How Can I Get Some Useful Perspective Right Now?
What joy and opportunities might you see more clearly if your mind weren’t holding on so tightly to your struggles and disappointments?
In tough situations, realize that happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to use them as opportunities to change your perspective for the better.
Think about your life.
Remember, it’s not what the world takes away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left.
You are in control of the way you look at life.
Your perspective is always more powerful than your circumstance.
Feel free to use this tool as often as you need...
And please share it with anyone who goes through tough times...
We love sharing our ideas, insights and experiences with you, and we'd love to make it into an empowering discussion... So... please take a moment and join the conversation in the comments (below)...
And yes... we respond to each comment (pretty quickly, usually)...