Do you ever feel like you will never reach that endpoint that you are hoping for?
Like there’s no hope through the journey that you are taking and there will be no light at the end of the tunnel. Out of nowhere you start thinking about numerous situations in your life that you are happy, sad, worried, angry, stressed, or frustrated about. Then the toughest part is it hits you all at once and it takes you by surprise?
That has happened to me before, when I had failed and let everyone around me down. It felt like I got hit by a train and I was just on the floor at the lowest point of my life, that there was no hope for me to bring it back around.
Well I did, and I came back stronger than ever. Everyone goes through this in some point in their life, whether it is losing a loved one, failing a hundred times before you see your success, or just being frustrated that you don’t see results right away.
The emotions of sadness, frustration, and stress can be tough to handle when you have so many things going on in your life at once. Therefore, I want to go through the steps I take in order to get my gears back in track to keep pushing towards the light.
First of all, clear your head of everything that is going on. Writing your thoughts down, talking about it with a close friend, and letting go of all the thoughts that are blocking your mind is a good start. I learned that if you have numerous tasks floating around in your brain you get flustered and stress bogs you down. Therefore, letting go of all that stress by writing it down on a piece of paper or talking to a friend about it allows you to clear your mind and focus on what you need to work on in order to get through this tough phase.
Secondly, realize that whatever it is that you are working on you will successfully achieve it and you can’t give up. Typically, these little dips in life are when most people stress out, get overwhelmed, and want to drop everything and run. However, this is actually the time that you need to push yourself the most in order to get yourself out of this low point. It may last an hour, a couple days, weeks, months, but you need to stay positive to get yourself through it. Your brain is powerful, it can make you feel down in ways you could never imagine, but it can also make you feel very energetic and driven to keep pushing through the toughest times.
Finally, you need to figure out exactly what is making you feel down about the situations that are going on in your life. Write it down, go for a walk, talk to a friend or family member, whatever it may be in order for you to clear your mind and pinpoint exactly why you are hitting speed bumps and how you can get over them. This is an important step because if you don’t figure out exactly why you are constantly stressed out it will most likely occur again.
This obstacle, whether it is business, personal, relationship, social related, or a combination of all of these, they will continue to persist unless you do something to stop it. Constantly thinking about it and feeling down and sorry for yourself isn’t going to help anything.
Therefore, take a breather, realize what is dragging you down in this point of your journey and take steps to overcome it.