Overcoming Life’s Challenges
By Esmie Lawrence
Life is full of uncertainties. There are some days that you’ll feel like you are on the top; there are days that you’ll feel like
everything in your life is falling apart, and that’s normal. We are all feeling this way, and sometimes it’s okay not to be okay.
Losing a loved one or a job, struggle with finances, problems with family, and suffering from diseases or other health issues.
These are a few of the challenges that each of us may be experiencing right now. It is a challenging time. How can we overcome it,
and how do we face it?
1. Accept and Face your fears
Learn how to drop the past and have a plan for the future. Don’t be afraid to move
forward and face what scares you the most because these are the things that will
make you smarter and stronger. Have faith in yourself and believe that everything is
possible if you dare to achieve it.
2. Have a Positive Outlook on life
Always look at the bigger picture. Once you start having a positive mindset and look at
things with hope and positivity, good things will follow. Don’t you ever give up because this is just a phase in your life? One day, you will
see the light, you will find joy, and you will be at peace with yourself.
3. Remember That You Are Not Alone
We have our struggles and challenges in life. You are not alone in this fight. Don’t be afraid
to say what you feel. And when you feel like you need someone to talk to, don’t be ashamed
to ask for help. Speak up for yourself, learn to accept guidance and support from other
4. Be an Advocate and Help Others
Be an inspiration. If you’ve been through some hardships and struggles in life, please be an
advocate and share your wisdom and life experiences with others. Be a source of motivation or a guide for others to overcome the
challenges they are currently facing. Be a reminder that anyone can survive, and they can get through it.
And at the end of the day, don’t forget to give yourself credit. For only waking up today, for surviving the most challenging parts of your
journey and when you thought you couldn’t get through the pain anymore. You are wiser and braver than you think. Reward yourself
because you deserve it. You deserve all the kindness and happiness in this world.
Remember, your purpose in life is to become the person that you are truly meant to be.
You are here to live a life that has no regrets, a
life that you’ll be proud of. You are made to do things that will ignite your body, mind and
soul. As Teresa Campos says, “All of these challenges that you’re facing and the fear that
you’re feeling are all going to be your courage and your
strength that is going to take you to where you not only are where you are, you’re meant
here to go, but where you are going to feel the most joy in your life.”
How do you or how did you overcome life’s challenges?
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