Let’s face the facts: life is full of both good and bad surprises. The events of the past few weeks have taught us that.
I wanted to share some words of encouragement to my Mompreneurs to add to the positivity. I know it may be challenging times, however, you can’t live your life worried about bad news, otherwise you’ll paralyze yourself in fear. Instead, you need to become more resilient and learn how to expect the unexpected.
You really can learn how to cope with unexpected news and become a stronger, more confident woman in times of pressure.
Let’s go through some ways to make coping with the unexpected easier.
1. Expect the Unexpected
Have you ever gotten a call from a friend who cancels a get-together you were looking forward to? I have even had to cancel my Signature Event recently. This is an extremely trivial example of unexpected news, but it represents what we all deal with on a daily basis.
You may feel disappointed or frustrated, especially if you spent time preparing for the event, but you have two choices: move on and make the best of the day, or allow it to sour your mood and hold you back.
Ask yourself: what do you typically do when you encounter the unexpected?
Well, instead of allowing the change of plans to ruin your day or week, try to get your mind busy onto something else. Is there a fun activity that you can do at home? Is there something you can do for yourself or your family?
You can make the best of things by turning the unexpected into a new opportunity.
2. Build a Solid Support System
Another way to deal with unexpected news is to turn to your support system. Bad news can come with great pain. If you get the news that someone has passed away, for example, this is something that is going to cause you deep pain and suffering. Of course, it’s normal to feel these very real emotions.
In these times it is important for you to turn to those around you for support. You may need someone to talk to, someone to cry with, or even a helping hand. It’s crucial that surround yourself with positive influences instead of isolating yourself.
3. Using the Power of the Mind to Cope with Bad News
Reading your Bible, spiritual book, and positive affirmations are another way that you can cope with unexpected news. These books are filled with concise statements that you can use to help you think in a more positive manner.
Whether you believe it or not, words have power. Repeating positive words and affirmations may console you and remind you about your strength during difficult situations.
When you use positive words and the other coping techniques mentioned, you will find that you are more confident to deal with whatever life throws your way. Remember, it’s okay to be afraid of uncertainty, but you can equip yourself with the tools, techniques, and support system to overcome any obstacle, challenge, or situation.
Sending you lots of love and light.
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