“Things fall apart…the center cannot hold” ~W.B Yeats
Perhaps at this point in your life, the above statement temporarily holds true. What a year it has been!
The last few months have been full of both wonderful surprises and shocking events. In spite of the wonderful blessings that you have had, the events that have unfolded in your life have left you stunned and unsure of what to do.
In a short period of time, everything that should not have happened to you has happened. You have been mentally and physically tormented, emotionally battered, and financially drained.
Your close relationships have suffered and are dangling on a delicate string.
All or most of the things that mattered most to you, seem to have slipped through your fingers as you helplessly watched.
To sum it all up, you have had sleepless nights; worry to last a lifetime, stress, anxiety and everything in the book that should be avoided in order to live a healthier and longer life.
You have basically been living your worst nightmare.
Now, as a new day dawns, the big question in your mind is: Am I going to survive this? Is it going to get better?
The answer to that question is yes...you will survive the storm!
The following are a few tips to help you survive the storm:
1. Do not cry over spilled milk.
There is nothing to be gained by wishing that things had turned out differently. Look forward and prepare for the future that lies ahead.
2. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Right now, it may hurt so bad, but eventually the sun will emerge and there will be a clear blue-sky behind that cloud. This too shall definitely pass!
3. Everything that has a beginning has an end.
There is always a conclusion of the matter and a solution to every problem. It is also evident that every mountain however steep always has a top!
4. Draw strength from within yourself.
You have the power to make the situation bearable. Summon your inner power to help you survive your ordeal.
5. Make plans to build a firmer foundation.
One man built his house upon the sand and the other built his house upon the rock. When the storm came...guess whose house was washed away? Ensure that your house is on solid ground.
6. Do not make the same mistake twice.
Learn from your calamities. Look for the lesson in your set back and do things differently to avoid getting the same results.
7. Be like a ping-pong ball.
Within you there is a tremendous innate ability to be resilient. Get ready to bounce back because you surely will.
It’s just a matter of time.
Caroline Jalango is a life strategist and motivational coach for women who want to do better for themselves. She is the author of "Settle for Less No More” and "You Deserve to Feel Good" motivational books for women who want to succeed. For more topics like this, visit http://www.motivationzone.com to gain the momentum to do better for yourself and get the results you want! Go to http://www.motivationzone.com to download and receive a free ebook to help you do better for yourself.