Life has ups and downs - we can agree on that, right?
It's the roller coaster of life, and it's a beautiful ride -- even with the dips. One thing is for sure -- those dips will happen to each one of us. We can't escape them, but we can prepare ourselves for them.
What is your initial reaction when you're heading into a tough time? Do you call on your closest friends and rally support for yourself, or do you tend to close up and handle it alone?
No matter what your natural reaction is, being aware of what you do when triggered is a significant piece of the puzzle. If your tendencies are less than healthy, brainstorm what you can replace your unhealthy reactions with that can help move you forward in a healthy way.
I know I have a tendency to close up when tough times hit, but over the years I have slowly learned that keeping things bottled up inside will only make it worse. I've slowly gotten better about talking to someone I trust about the issues I might be having and this seems to work for me!
Sometimes, in between the highs and lows, we can feel completely stuck on the tracks. Have you ever felt like you were in a lull, where you weren't moving forward or backward? That's completely normal, too. If you had to name something right now, what would you say helps end your lull, and puts you back on track? I'd love to hear, drop it in a comment below!
For more health and wellness tips, recipes, Facebook challenges, and support; copy and paste the link below to join our free, private Facebook group, Simple Healthy Living.
Health and happiness, Alicia Williamson (RN, BSN, MSNW, CHC) & Kylie Glastetter (BA, MS, EP-C, CHC)