The truth is, life features a rhythm and sometimes it flows with us and sometimes against us. No matter how hard we try this is a fact none of us can escape or be free from.
What we can do is learn how to ride out the storm, how to cope with rough waters without allowing ourselves to become unhappy. This is an absolutely achievable goal when we have our heads in the right place and when we are prepared to deal with life how it is rather than how we hope it would be.
Let’s go over some strategies on how best to accept life’s ups and downs and still be happy!
Know All Things Will Pass.
Whenever you feel like things are going to overwhelm you, making a point to remember that “this very thing, like all things will pass” can be your life jacket. And it’s true.
Think back to when you have faced adversity it the past and successfully overcame it. We’ve all been in a situation that seemed hopeless and appearing like it would never end, but it did. It’s all about having the inner fortitude to carry on, and carry on with a smile. This approach could even make you an inspiration for others close to you! We’re all examples for our loved ones when the chips are down.
Keep Your Chin Up.
Defeatist talk, body language and thoughts can be the worst enemy of your happiness. You can literally snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat by making the choice to control these factors and make them work for you rather than against you. Keeping your chin up, your shoulders back and a smile on your face can “trick” your subconscious into being happy. When you are feeling more positive you’ll have more mental and physical resources available to permit you to urge out of the tough spot you discover yourself in. Athletes know this secret. Now you do too!
When Things are Great – Enjoy It!
On the flip side when things are going your way, make sure you enjoy it. Being in the “flow” is the time when many of us get our most productive work done in business and in our personal lives. This forward momentum can help carry us through when things don’t go quite so smoothly. So celebrate life’s ups when they are on you – charge your happiness batteries for a rainy day!
Life Is A Journey, Don’t Mistake It For A Destination.
Living is a verb, something you are doing. Don’t think you’re stuck when things are down. You aren’t. You always have the power to move things in the direction you need them if you keep a positive attitude and your head in the game. Don’t be afraid to make plans for when things look up, or to be creative in your choices to try to get yourself out of the situation when things are down.
Life is a journey NOT a destination.
Now you should be ready to maintain your drive towards happiness whether things are up or down. Get ready to put these ideas into action!