How Do You Cope with a Stressful Situation?

Hi everyone! ¬†I hope that your weekend was great. ūüôā

Today’s post is more on the personal side but I feel it may be beneficial for some who are going through tough times. ¬†It’s so easy to post about the great and wonderful moments in our¬†life but what happens when that dynamic changes? We all know that life is a constant motion of highs and lows¬†and that it’s important to stay on the positive side but let’s face it-sometimes it seems impossible to remain positive. Your loved ones are diagnosed with cancer. ¬†The symptoms of a chronic illness that were under control are suddenly surfacing again. ¬†Someone used and¬†lied to you. ¬†How do you cope?

When difficult moments arise, it can feel like you’re battling it alone and in some senses, that’s true. After all, you’re the one experiencing the pain, the loneliness, the hurt. ¬†However, there are many people out there going through something similar and can offer you that beacon of hope. ¬†I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again. ¬†One of the best things about creating this blog is that I have encountered the most positive and helpful people who are ready to lend an ear whenever you have problems. ¬†I think it’s paramount to have a support system to reach out to in time of need. ¬†Even reading other people’s struggles and how they coped can help. *Note: In case your new to this blog, I suffer from Interstitial Cystitis or IC.¬†

Another thing that has helped me through weary days is to read quotes, especially ones from the Bible. They provide me with spiritual¬†strength and hope. ¬†Recently, I’ve been avidly reading daily devotionals from the blog Miekeey and it helps me in putting things into perspective and focus on what’s important. It reminds me that there is a bigger picture and while I can’t see it now, one day, I will.

Now, I’d love to hear from you readers and I’m sure anyone who reads this post will also appreciate your feedback.

How do you cope with life when it seems like no hope is in sight? 

Stephanie 

 

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