Growing Through Tough Times

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It does not matter your age, gender, race or even economic status, we all go through tough times. I would say right now, especially with what is going on in the world, everyone is experiencing stress in one form or another.

The natural reaction when someone is going through a difficult time is to get down or to be filled with worry. Unfortunately, staying in that mindset helps no one, especially the person going through the hard time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to get down, but the most important point is we cannot stay there. We have to make the decision that we are going to pick ourselves up and start again. Here are a few steps that will help you.

1) Acceptance

This is easier said than done, and what I have learned is that this is a process. With what we are going through right now, there can be a lot of emotions. In our lifetime there are things that happen beyond our control, and while we may not have power over them, the one thing we can control is how we respond.

Make the decision to come to terms on your own and in a healthy way. Instead of asking the question… “Why is this happening to me?” Change your responses to “What can I learn from this? How can I become better?”

2) Get Excited About New Goals

List out your new goals, the small ones, the big ones, and even the ones that seem impossible. It’s important to set new intentions right now because this is going to give you the excitement for what’s coming ahead.

With all the turmoil surrounding the Coronavirus, I know that people are itching to get back to a routine. Write out all the things that you would like to accomplish for the rest of the year. Make a plan, get excited about it, and make the decision to go for it.

3) Exercise daily

I have learned that exercising not only has a great impact on our physical bodies but it also affects us positively with our mental state. Part of my exercise routine each day in the morning is to take a 30-minute walk. I love that part of the day. I’ll admit that there are many times I do not want to exercise, but once I do it, I am extremely grateful and feel fantastic.

As a matter of fact, here is my challenge for you. If you are reading this and you are in a position where you can go for a walk, do that right now! Start today and make this part of your daily routine.

4) Surround Yourself With Winners

Right now, we are in a situation where it is difficult to do that with the social distancing going on, but you can certainly reach out to people through social media or phone calls.

Remember this, YOU are WHO you hang around with. Be selective with the people you seek advice from. People that are not in life where you want to be cannot show you how to get there.

During this time, think of a few people who you look up to and know that you can learn from. Write their names down, and make the decision to reach out to them and start planning to be around them in the near future. Winners hang around with winners. The environment that we put ourselves in has a large impact on how we think, feel, and act.

You’ve heard the expression “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”  You will get through this stronger and better than ever. Take these four steps and make this statement… “Today is the beginning of the rest of my amazing life.” Keep growing, keep winning, keep learning, and keep smiling. You got this.

Have a fantastic week!

RICH NORTON

Regional Sales Manager RMS

rmsnpc.com

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