Draw Inner Strength to Conquer Any Crisis
Challenges—they are all part of human life. The main question is, how do you cope with them? Do you break down or draw strength from your own self?
It’s extremely important you know how to draw strength from your own. You have to keep in mind that it’s not all the time that there will be someone for us. Moreover, no amount of help and comfort would change things for the better unless we can get over our self-pity.
These are the best tips to create inner strength:
Change your current mind-set. Challenges or crises become more unbearable because of your manner of thinking. Instead of saying, “I can do this,” you say “I don’t think I’ll get past this.” Since you believe the latter, your mind and eyes close from opportunities and blessings. You focus more on your misfortune.
Changing the way you think doesn’t happen overnight. It may take days, weeks, or months. However, you need to start now so you can also reap the benefits as soon as possible.
To make it easier for you to accomplish, you can use subliminal messages or affirmations. Make it a habit to listen to them regularly, perhaps doing so when you’re meditating or reflecting. Some of these subliminal messages may include the following:
I am strong. I have a lot of strength within me.
I welcome peace of mind and hope in my life.
I can get over this. No challenge ends up unsettled.
This too shall pass, like the rest.
Keep yourself healthy and fit. There are plenty of reasons why you need to lose weight, eat right, and exercise. They don’t only make you look good, but they also feel good. These things can boost your self-confidence. Also, studies have shown that even just walking for around 20 minutes daily can increase the production of endorphins, which enhance the mood. Thus, you are less depressed and irritable when you exercise.
Count your blessings. You are not the worst person in the world. Your challenges are too miniscule compared to others, but you really cannot see that. To help you do so, create a blessings journal. Write down everything you’re blessed with, no matter how small such as the food you ate for lunch or a nice stroll in the park. Don’t try to miss out on anything. Then take some time every morning to read them. You’ll soon realize you’re not that miserable after all.
Focus on your spirit. You don’t have to be religious or even have a religion before you can give attention to your spirit. You simply need to be more attuned to yourself, to your mind (not just your brain). Perhaps you need to be more one with nature or the universe. Go back to basics. Meditation helps a lot of people who are undergoing personal crisis. This exercise can help clear the mind from all the worries and negativities.
Get lessons from your troubles. Don’t let those challenges go to waste. Make it a point to derive lessons from all your experiences, whether bad or good. With subliminal messages, No challenge is too big!