LRS 104: How to Handle Anything That Life Throws at You

How to Handle Anything That Life Throws at You the lets reach success podcast

Bad things in life will keep happening, there will be disappointments and things not going according to the plan. But at the end of the day, it’s all about how you react to what’s happening around you. And if you manage to be okay with what you can’t change and keep taking action to fix things, then it’s all good.

In this episode of the Let’s Reach Success Podcast, I want to talk about a special skill I believe we can all build – the art of dealing with life.

I’ll share with you a few practical tips, and some words of wisdom from here and there, so that you can get an idea of what mindset is necessary to become resilient. To be okay with change and adapt easily, handle things when they go wrong, and not break down when something unexpected comes up.

Life really can be that amazing journey everyone’s describing. But only if we are prepared for the moments when things go out of control. Because they do come eventually, even if you’ve had it peaceful and going well so far.

It’s natural and it’s also what’s necessary for us to evolve, to be brave, to become fearless. So don’t get used to the quiet times and think you’re the best version of yourself just because nothing too big is happening around you right now.

Instead, brace yourself for what’s coming next. Leave the fear behind and replace it with strategic action and the ability to take good and quick decisions when necessary, even if your stress response is activated and you’re not feeling safe.

How to Deal with The Difficulties in Life

Show Notes:

  • The first steps to learning how to cope with change [2:45]
  • What is resilience and how to develop it [5:52]
  • How to free yourself from the painful and negative feelings [10:35]

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Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut (and How to Get Out)

signs you're stuck in a rut and what to do about it

Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but sometimes those downs creep up and take hold without us noticing. All of a sudden we look around and realize that we’ve found ourselves stuck deep in a rut. If you don’t know you’re in a rut, it can be very difficult to get out and this can lead to lasting negative effects on your health and happiness.

So how do you know when you’re in a rut?

And, more importantly, what can you do to get back on track?

One of the biggest red flags that demonstrate that you might be drifting listlessly through your own life is that you spend most of it daydreaming of being somewhere else.

It’s perfectly normal to spend some time in the office wishing you were lying on a beach instead, but if this is a permanent state of affairs, it’s a sign that you’re dangerously bored. Try adding some spontaneity into your life to liven things up a bit, at least until that next vacation.

If you don’t have an exotic location to jet off to, you need to make sure you still have some things to look forward to. If the only thing you have any anticipation for is getting into bed at the end of every day, then you’re definitely in a rut and need to start finding enjoyment in the little things in life, appreciating all of the things that come in between waking up and going back to bed again.

Social media is a great tool for lots of things in our lives. But it can also have a very damaging effect on your mental health because it’s easy to be fooled by the edited highlights of their lives people put on there. This can leave you feeling envious because the day to day reality of your life doesn’t look like what you assume everyone’s life is, so stop obsessing over other people and shift your focus back to yourself.

Doing this shouldn’t come at the expense of actually ever seeing other people or doing anything, of course. So if you’re finding that you are spending all of your time at home rather than getting out and seeing friends, or claiming that you don’t have time to do anything (when the reality is quite the opposite), these are all also signs that you need to think hard about changing your habits.

Nobody ever wants to get stuck in a rut, but in a world where work-life balances are getting ever more hard to maintain and technology is eating into face to face interactions, it’s easy to find yourself wondering where your life went. These tips from NetCredit will help you identify whether you are living yours in a rut and will help you start to find your way out again.

More tips on how to get unstuck:

How to Get Your Motivation Back
How to Boost Your Energy and Vitality for a Successful Life
How to Embrace Acceptance in Life
How to Deal with Indecisiveness