There are peaks and valleys in life. You’re up and down at times. But it’s during the tough times that we require a little more help and guidance. Have you ever had an event in your life that dramatically altered your life? Are you going through one of the most difficult periods of your life right now?

Here are a few ways to feel good when you are in your worst times

1. Take a deep breath

Simply close your eyes and breathe when you’re in a bad circumstance. Take a couple of deep breaths in and out. Inhale life-sustaining oxygen, as well as love, energy, and hope. Exhale stale air, as well as fear, anxiety, and worry.

2. Concentrate on what you have control over

We often worry about the things that aren’t in our control, which makes it harder for us to get through our worst times. Sit down and make a note of everything that is bothering you or making you worried. Then cross off everything that you don’t have control over. Examine what’s left and choose to concentrate on it.

3. Take a break

Take naps when you can. Take as much rest as you require. It is vital for both your physical and mental well-being. Allow yourself to heal by taking some time off. You don’t have to be franticly productive at all times of the day.

4. When we let go of our expectations, pain lessens

The truth is that an attachment to our expectations is responsible for a significant portion of our suffering. So much of our suffering stems from our inability to let go of our preconceived notions about how life should be lived.

Your mind believes it knows the best way to make your life function, but it doesn’t; the plan it had was incorrect, to begin with. Your mind can only see your life in the present moment. There’s a wider picture to consider.

5. Take Lessons from difficult times

“Facing difficulties are inevitable, learning from them is optional” – John Maxwell

Pick things apart when you’re in a bad circumstance to determine what went wrong and what you could have done differently. You’ll end up learning something useful, and you’ll eventually have a clear idea of what you need to do to avoid being in the same scenario again. Even if you are, you would know what to do to make the situation less unpleasant.

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