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Life is full of ups and downs, but sometimes we need help getting back on course. Sometimes it can feel like waves are crashing over us as life changes occur around the clock with no sign that they will stop anytime soon; this feels overwhelming at times when there's so much going wrong in every aspect of our lives (work/careers, family relationships). It becomes difficult to balance joy & grief because you're constantly having one feeling followed by another without any room for adjustment or peace within yourself which leads some people into feelings such depress especially if they've experienced loss in any capacity (death, job, etc).
If you're feeling lost and struggling to find your way back to happiness, here are some tips that may help you get back on track:
-Talk to someone who will understand and can offer helpful advice & support such as a family member, friend, therapist, etc.
-Identify your main sources of stress and work on ways to reduce or eliminate them if possible.
-Make time for things that make you happy and help relieve stress such as reading, listening to music, spending time in nature, etc.
-Exercise regularly as it releases endorphins which have mood-boosting effects.
-Challenge your negative thoughts by finding evidence to support the opposite.
-Focus on the positive aspects of your life and be grateful for what you have, even if it doesn't seem like much.
-Focus on the present moment.
-Eat a healthy diet as what you eat can affect your mood and energy levels. Avoid drugs & alcohol as they will only make things worse in the long run.
-Remember that bad times don't last forever and eventually things will get better, even if it's too difficult right now.
What tips do you have for dealing with life's ups and downs? Share them in the comments below!
I specialize in trauma therapy and work with individuals who have experienced a wide range of traumas and adverse life experiences. I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and healing, and my goal is to help you tap into that potential so that you can create a brighter future for yourself. I offer free consultations so that we can discuss how I might be able to help you. If you're interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to get in touch.