The rate of suicide this week alone has been alarming. It is more important now than ever to be strong mentally. You have to start putting your mental health above any other thing. Learn to define what a successful life means to you and not relying on what others think this might mean.
There is no doubt that things will get rough but if you have developed mental strength, you can rely on this to get you through.
1. Focus On What You Can Control
There is no use in worrying or thinking about things that you cannot change. There is a peace that unfolds in your life when you learn to accept things as they are and not what you think it should be.
2. Catch Negative Thoughts Before They Spiral Out Of Control
Negative thoughts like, “I will never succeed” are self-destructing and will only hold you back from reaching your full potential. When a negative thought arises, ask yourself where the evidence is for this belief. Ask yourself if this thought is helpful; more often than not, it isn’t. Replace negative thoughts with positive, realistic and productive ones instead.
3. Develop A Strong Support Network
There is little more important than surrounding yourself with supportive, uplifting and positive friends to ride out the storms of life with. When things get tough, do you have people in your life you can turn to for support and comfort?
How have you been coping when times get tough? Share your methods here so we all can learn.