How to get through stressful time.
Sunday morning. A monster to my left and a notebook to my right.
It’s a wonderful day to push forward.
It’s the little things.
These little things I cherish because over the past month, our family has been struggling. Struggling to keep food in the house, struggling to pay bills and struggling to find consistent work.
Everyone, at some point or another, hits a snag in their life. One day you’ll be on an upward slope, feeling like you can take on the world, and the next you’re struggling to find out where your next meal is going to come from.
If this is something you cannot relate to, I could not be happier for you.
If you are someone that instantly could picture a time where you struggled. This piece is for you.
We all take some of the most important things in life for granted. We’re so used to having food in the fridge, a television playing somewhere in the background and gas in the car… that the moment one of those drains, you are frantic and scrambling.
It happens to us all.
There are ways for you to get through these struggling moments and I’m here to shed some light on those for you.
Breath: Although it seems simple, we tend to hold our breath when we come across something stressful. Think about when you pick up something heavy… you hold your breath, don’t you? It’s okay, I do it to. However, we’re not supposed to. We’re supposed to breath normally to help with the heavy lifting. We all know that, yet we still hold our breath. So, breath. This too shall lift off of you.
Create a plan of action (POA): Having a POA available when you run into a snag in life can help you move forward smoothly. This can be created well before that snag comes to light. Think of it as your back up plan. Your ‘in case of emergency, break glass’. This could include a certain job location you know will hire you if you’ve lost employment, a foodbank you’ve heard of that can assist you in times of a need to feed your family or a family member that may owe you a favor or two.
Focus on your strengths: If you are good with your hands and need some extra income. Apply for Angi — this is a location where you can take on odd jobs at your leisure to put together furniture, build a deck or paint a room. In and out easy income. If you are a writer (like me) you can create your own blog website and start writing about what you love. — That may not create in instant income source for you, but it can be a good steppingstone to work on and can relax you. Yes, writing is very relaxing… at least for me.
Reach out for help: Never be too proud to ask for help from friends, family or even total strangers. Remember that everyone has ran into these situations a time or two. Think of it as a hand up rather than a handout. Call and message your loved ones to try and gain their input on how you can better your situation. Create a GoFundMe asking for someone to find it in their hearts to aid to your current turmoil. Once your issue has passed and you are back to your normal self, you can take your blessings and share them with others to repay the favors you received.
Don’t give up: Failure is not an option. This too shall pass. Nothing is forever and nothing is set in stone. Your path is what you make it. If you continue to push forward and take the necessary steps to better your situation, you will. If you throw your hands up and stop trying, then you will fall deeper into the hole you needed to climb out of. Don’t let this hiccup derail your world. Keep fighting.
You’re not alone in the world. Even if you do not have someone you readily go to when times get rough, there are others that can relate to the situation you are facing. We have all been there a time or two. We’re here for you.
Keep pushing, keep fighting and keep your head held high. This is just a steppingstone to your next adventure.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla