Life is unpredictable. Tough situations can arise at a moment’s notice. Here’s how to handle the times when all you want to do is run and hide:
Fake it: Instead of sulking, force a smile.
Consider the worst possible outcome: Thinking about all the things that could go wrong can make you see that what’s going on in the moment isn’t that bad.
Ask for help: Don’t be embarrassed to reach out.
Look for beauty: To relax your mind, find something pleasant to fixate on. Maybe it’s a butterfly outside the window or a song on the radio.
Count your blessings: Thinking of three things to be thankful for can take your focus off the struggles.
– Barbara Bent