8 Guidelines to Get Through Challenging Times
It can be as small as phoning someone you don’t want to talk to or as big as speaking in front of a crowd.
Let that fear become the positive energy that moves you forward.
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We may wonder if it is even possible to thrive during difficult patches in our lives.
The word difficult could mean something different for every person, but the constant is our commitm...
What you're going through is just a chapter of your life. The rest of the story is still unwritten. Once you emerge from a difficult period, a blank page will await you to change the record.
At the moment, everything feels confusing, but hindsight will be 20/20 vision.
Define your success. It is critical in order to know yourself. Success could be your health, career, friendships, being a good spouse or parent.
Difficult times in life require us to redefine our objective, to modify them to fit our new situations. What does betterment look like to you? Is it better health, better grades, healthy relationships? Write down your priorities and work towards them daily.
... try this: do something you want to make into a habit for 2 minutes and then stop. And keep repeating.
This reinforces the identity you want to build and, eventually, you will feel ...
The point is not to do one thing, but to master the habit of showing up. A habit must be established before it can be improved.
Mastering the art of showing up, the first 2 minutes become a ritual at the beginning of a larger routine. This is the ideal way to master a difficult skill. The more you ritualize the beginning of a process, the more likely it becomes that you can slip into the state of deep focus that is required to do great things.
The Rule states “When you start a new habit, it should take less than 2 minutes to do.” So break down your habits into tasks that can be accomplished within 2 minutes.
The idea is to make your habits as easy as possible to start. Making a task from a habit short makes it feel less like a challenge and it works as a “gateway habit” that leads you down a more productive path.