How to Deal With Life: 4 Practical Tips to Handle Almost Anything 56

How to Deal With Life: 4 Practical Tips to Handle Almost Anything

One of the most important skills you should learn is to know how to deal with life when things get out of control. I said skill as this too can be learned and practiced over time, so that you will eventually be prepared for anything. That means you won’t fear the future or get depressed when one thing is ruined due to outer factors. Instead, you’ll keep taking action, working on your things, and knowing you’re on the right path.

Life surprises us. We don’t necessarily need to know exactly what will happen at any moment in order to live peacefully and have balance. It’s much better to take life management to the next level and feel in control. Here are some practical ways on how to deal with life.

How to Deal With Life When Things Go Wrong

1. Get out of your comfort zone.

Leave your bubble. Most people are living an average life, doing what they’ve always been doing. Well, when life gets real it hits them first.

That means when eventually you need to make a lifestyle change, you’ll suffer a lot and won’t be able to adapt. Getting out of your comfort zone often means you’ll become more adaptive and learn some other good life skills.

To do that, do stuff that feels uncomfortable. Get out there and meet new people, go to new places, learn new skills, try new hobbies, do what you’ve always been scared of.

2. Be in top shape.

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Some would wonder what this has to do with learning how to deal with life. Everything, I’d say.

Most bad things happen to us because we never take good care of our physical, mental or spiritual well-being.

Just think about it. All the times you got depressed about something from the past, or lost hope when you needed it the most. Or when you were tired and in a bad mood when you needed your energy and focus more than ever. Well, let’s change all that.

Start working out. Do some relaxing things before bed and fix your sleeping schedule to finally get a good night’s sleep. Eat good foods that give you energy and boost your mood. Meditate to have peace of mind even in the most stressful situations you encounter during the day.

3. Get back on track quickly.

Bad stuff will happen, whether you like it or not. And while you should constantly be working on all the items on this list to deal with life better, it’s key to know what to do when something unexpected happens.

That could be a burnout after working long hours on a new project at work and not getting enough rest. In this case, you’ll need to set some time aside to recover physically and mentally. To let your mind and body rest, and to do other, less overwhelming things for some time.

It could also be the period after the holidays, or your travels. That’s when getting back on track is quite hard. You’ve gained weight, got distracted, forgot about work and the usual responsibilities, spent a lot of money and didn’t care about it. Then, however, you’ll need a big dose of willpower to be back in the game, moving forward with your goals.

But what if you get injured and can’t work for some time? What if you lose a loved one or get fired? All these are normal things in life and can happen to anyone. That’s when mental toughness comes in handy and it’s something you should be building today too.

Many people get depressed after such traumatic events. Some might see symptoms of addiction, be it to medications or something like alcohol. They do it to fill the void inside, but it only makes it bigger. In such a case, you should first admit you have a problem and seek a specialist. Getting help in recovery will let you find yourself again and get back to living normally.

4. Never stop learning.

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Knowledge is power. Geared with the right information, you’ll be able to do much more when something unexpected happens.

Learning can come in many forms. If you’re not much of a reader (although the benefits of reading daily are amazing), talk to people, do different stuff, build skills, learn a new language. Traveling and socializing with many people and asking them stuff about life are also ways to know how to deal with life better.

Constantly seek knowledge in different forms, and your brain will start working more effectively too.

Do you want to try one of these ways to deal with life when things go wrong? If so, where will you begin?

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.

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As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

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It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

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Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.