Stay Strong During a Crisis

“Crisis gives you extra desired power” - Unknown

This famous quotesays a thousand words. Crisis is not detrimental itself. Rather it is our inability to deal with it is what makes a difference.The most successfulpeople are ones who stayed strong against all the odds.

Crisis is a part of learning processthat shows us the ugly face of life. However, it can teach us lifelong lessons if we pursue it with a positive approach. What we need to do it is to stay resilient and perseverant towards achieving our goals.How one perceives crisis can be different depending on hisperception of life.

So, if you are going through the badpatch of your life, let us help you with these 5 helpful tips:

1. Take It As a Challenge

take it as a challenge

You are depressed because you have lost all your money ina bogus investment plan or you have lost your job.When crisis hit us, we tend to see everything with a negative lens. This not only weakens our energy to cope with a situation, it also makes us come across as a weak person

What you think as a business loss may turn out to be your chance of doing a reality check of your business strategy. Similarly, you should not let your job termination affect your self-confidence and rather take it as a challenge to find a better job opportunity. Take your failures as a challenge to accomplish your goals in future.

2. Stay Positive

stay positive

Positivity gives us the energy to carry on even when the chips are down. Rather than dwelling on negative thoughts and blaming your failure to bad luck, try to seethe light in the darkness.

What you thinkas afinancialloss could be your chance to find better financial advisors. Similarly,aloan rejection for a startup could be a chance to find more viablefundingopportunities for your business. Staying positive will give you emotional strength to pass throughan ordeal without affecting from bitterness that comes with it.

3. See Things in Perspective

see things in perspective

Crisis can be overwhelming and it badly affects our ability to think with clarity. You cannot think rational when you are emotionally hurt. The advice of your mentor does not make any sense to you when your mind is intruded with thousandsand thoughts of a financial loss in business.

Having seconds thoughts about your past decisions severely affect your self-confidence and your will to make challenging decisions. Instead of crying over spilt milk, try to analyze the situation with rationality and come up with actionable solutions.

4. Find Inspiration From Famous People

find inspiration from famous people

Look around your social circles and you will find manypeople who can inspire you with their strength of character. To keep you motivated towards life, you need to read success stories of people who stayed resilience in the face of adversary and came out as winners.

Have you just suffered a job loss? Read story of Steve Jobs. Are you a victim of severe illness? Read story of Stephen Hawking. These guys are a great example of how you can achieve your dreams with determination and perseverance.

5. Distance Yourself From Outer Voices

distance yourself from outer voices

A crisis can severely damage your sanity.Mounting pressure, residual stress and constant exposure to negative thoughts of people can have effect on your emotional health. To avoid facing the music, you need to take a break from your chaotic life for a time and find solace in a place where you can think without external distractions.Just spend some “me” time alone and do things you enjoy in life.

Crisis offers more good than bad. Rather than reacting to a difficult situation, you should respond to it with a plan of action and learn the hardlessons to direct your actions in future.

ByAshleigh Everston

Leigh Marcos stepped back from her HR career in order to become a freelance writer. Now a mother of two, she loves nothing more than to get some peace and quiet while walking the dog

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