How to Handle Life’s Road Blocks

 How to Handle Life’s Road Blocks

How to Handle Life’s Road Blocks

You are just traveling down the road of life, everything is great and then there it is…a road block.  Problems can really take the bounce right out of your step.   When this happens in life we all have 2 choices; work to clear the road block or pave a new path. Whatever choice you make you have to remember that bad times don’t last forever. Everyone runs into road blocks as they travel their life’s path.  Sometimes they are personal road blocks and sometimes they are business road blocks.  No matter which one you run into its important to stay positive, come up with a plan and keep moving forward.

Stay PositiveStaying positive even when things are not going the way you want them to is very hard but so very important. The last thing you need on top of a problem is negativity.  This will only bring you further down and keep you from moving forward. A great way to stay positive is to start a gratitude journal.  When you are grateful for the things you have it helps you stay positive and will, over time, begin to change your life.   Also try making a list of things you like to do and do 1 thing every day that makes you happy.  Some of my favorite things are taking a bubble bath,  talking to a good friend, painting my nails a hot color, eating pizza in my PJ’s, watching a funny movie, and playing with my cats.  Your list doesn’t have to be full of big things even though my list does include traveling and having a spa day.  Whether big or small it’s important to take time to do something that makes you happy every day.  This will help to pull you in to a more positive place.  I mean, how long do you want to stay in your PJ’s eating Oreos with your box of Kleenex?  It’s never going to be easy but if you take small steps every day you will start to move in to a more positive place.

Plan of ActionWhen you’re in the middle of a road block you may not be able to see clearly so it’s best to take things one step at a time. Identify the issue, come up with a plan and decide to move forward.  If your road block or problem is so big you’re not sure what to do don’t be afraid to ask for help.  I find comfort in talking to a trusted business mentor,  friend or family member.  If your problems are really big you might want to talk to a therapist or seek professional help.  There is no shame in getting help when you need it. We work so hard a physical health, why not put the same effort into our mental health. Hopefully our minds will outlast our bodies.  Talk about it, cry about it, eat ice cream, go see a therapist, do what you got to do and then come up with a plan of action.  It is easy to get bogged down in negativity but that doesn’t ever help anything.   Make a plan of action and began to take the steps towards moving forward.

Life is a roller coasterThe best of the best have all had their fair share of road blocks.  What separates the great from the normal is purely the ability to move forward with life to matter what comes their way. I try to look at it like this…every road block I have experienced in my life as ultimately become a positive learning experience and successful life lesson.  And don’t be surprised if you can’t view it as a lesson until you are safe on the other side of the road block.  Life is a roller coaster full of ups and downs and it’s how you handle your road blocks that makes all the difference in the outcome of your life.  So when the road blocks pop up in life make sure you stay positive, come up with a plan and keep moving forward.

Stay positive, come up with a plan and keep moving forward.

Stay positive, come up with a plan and keep moving forward.

 

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