I was reading some articles on Psychology Today this morning, as well as making some more progress on the psychology book I’m hoping to publish in late 2018, and wanted to share some of my thoughts.
- I’ve always felt that helping others with their problems, or even simply just talking about similar problems with one another, helps you because it helps you realize that you’re not alone with your problems and anxiety. Plus it facilitates discussion between you and another person, and gives you an opportunity to brainstorm and strategize while coming up with new coping strategies.
- When you’re faced with adversity, remember that it actually comes with several benefits:
- Adversity builds resiliency in you
- Adversity prepares you to achieve your goals
- Adversity helps you keep things in perspective
- Adversity gives you an opportunity to learn.
- Remember that in every negative experience, there’s a positive lesson to be learned. Sometimes it’s not always obvious, and sometimes it’s up to you to dig deep to find it, but it is in there somewhere.
It sounds cliché, but you’re really not alone with your anxiety and adversity. Everyone experiences both at some point. The difference is in how you react and perceive it.