6 Practical Ways to Cope With a Stressful Situation
Life throws us curve balls. Some of them we see coming, while others either seem to sneak-up or completely blindside us. However the pressure comes on, sometimes life puts us in situations where we just have to dig deep and handle it.
Like all of us, I’ve had my fair share of times where I’ve had to knuckle down and call on shear resilience to get me through. I’ve been heartbroken; I’ve had periods in my career where I’ve felt completely overworked and unappreciated; and I’ve had to support myself while supporting those close to me through illness.
We feel pressure for so many different reasons. It may be that your job is doing your head in, but you just can’t leave right now. Maybe you feel like you’ve literally just got too much to do and you can’t balance it all. Perhaps the relationship you once relied on to support you has completely crumbled, or you are facing an uncertain future and are struggling to stay focused.
We will all face difficult periods in our lives where there is no immediate ‘exit strategy’ and that is when we will have to find a way to cope.
Here are six practical things to try that will hopefully help you feel a little more resilient.