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Five Tips to Deal with Grief

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.Good griefDisappointment and grief are some of the hardest things to deal with in life. Even when you work hard and give it your all, bad things can happen to you and you can suffer setbacks. In such cases, you may think life is unfair and feel miserable, but you have to accept that those things are out of your control and you can only control how you react to the situation.

Five tips to deal with grief:

Accept that you’re sad:

Stuff happens. And the first step to dealing with something is to admit that it’s there. You may need days or weeks to sit with your sadness before you can move on. That’s okay. It’s a part of life that everyone has to deal with, and it will take some time to get over.

Don’t numb the pain:

This is part b to the first tip. Yes, you’re going through something difficult, but you’ve got to go through it. You can’t get past your sadness if you ignore it with alcohol, drugs, food, sleep or whatever else your method may be. You honestly might have a few nights where you have too many beers and shed a few tears, but don’t let that become your life. Put your chin up and move on.

Stay busy:

Part of moving on includes being so busy that you don’t dwell on the negative. Work hard at your job. Get some new hobbies. Clean your personal space. Being successful in these realms will motivate you to have a positive perspective.

Focus on the good:

Having a positive perspective is impossible unless you choose to focus on what you’re thankful for on a daily basis. Keep a gratitude journal. Get out in nature. Play with your dog. This grief is only a piece of your life. Put your energy into contemplating what else is making you happy.

Build your community:

Good people make for a good life. If you’re lonely or avoiding others because of your grief, it’s so much harder to get over it. Be intentional with the relationships you have and if you’re lacking people in your life, put yourself out there and meet people. Sometimes you have to choose to make friends. Sometimes your friends come to you. Either way, they are an invaluable part of your recovery process.

It can be hard to remain positive during difficult times but it’s not impossible. There is often a lighter side to things and sometimes when one door is closed, another is opened for you. You should just focus on the good things in your life and appreciate what you still have. You don’t have to go through hardship on your own so don’t be afraid to ask for support from those close to you.

If you keep a positive attitude you will eventually recover from your setbacks and be a stronger person in the end, sometimes you may just need to follow the advice of a motivational speaker who’s been through grief too.

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Self-Confidence is the Key to Success

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

You may look at others and believe that their lives are perfect. The truth is that you are the only one who is fully aware of all your faults and insecurities. When you are feeling insecure, don’t forget that you are not the only one who feels that way and others also have their faults that cause them uncertainty.

Everyone at some time has regrets about how they have done things or the feelings they have had. If you want to gain confidence in yourself and your capabilities, you need to concentrate on your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

You have to have self-confidence to succeed in love and business. You need to look at yourself and discover your positive characteristics and you will find that these will be most obvious during times of hardship and stress.

You should take pride in the things you are good at. Concentrate on these things and have confidence in your ability to improve on your weaknesses. By having a positive attitude and a proper awareness of your strengths and weaknesses, you will easily reach your goals.

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Don’t Despair: You Cannot Control Everything

There is always a way forward

There is always a way forward

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Have you ever felt like you just can’t take any more and wish you could just stop the world and get off? If you have, chances are you made it through that tough time and you are stronger for it.

No matter how endless your problems seem to be, there is always hope. Nothing lasts forever and your fortunes will eventually change. Even in your darkest times you should never give up because your salvation may be just around the corner and arrive when you least expect it. Professional speakers can help you find the silver lining that you might be missing.

You have to keep pushing on. The tide will eventually turn and you will get the good things you have worked for. You can’t afford to be passive and just hope that something good will happen. You have to persevere and work hard and have confidence in your ability to reach your dream.

There will always be obstacles in your path and sometimes they might seem to be insurmountable but there is always a way forward. You just have to have the self-confidence to keep trying and believe that things will get better. You cannot control everything in life; you can only give your best and persevere until things improve. Listen to a professional speaker for advice if you can’t find the answers yourself.

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Train Your Brain, Change Your Life

Positive ThinkingAndy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well-being, and Peak Human Performance.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
― Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Reflect on how you interact with the world. For instance, when someone asks you how you are doing, do you automatically react with a positive or a negative answer? When you are by yourself in the rare quiet moments of your day, do you start thinking about how stressed and unhappy you are, or do you focus on what’s good in your life and say a quiet thank you. When your face is at rest, is your brow furrowed and your jaw clenched or is your expression peaceful with the hint of a smile? When you dream, are you fighting, running and fearful, or are you exploring, experiencing and inventing?

In life there are always going to be negative situations you have to face. Be it a personal habit, a work situation, a family emergency or just the general feeling of being overwhelmed. But rather than becoming a negative person from these negative situations, it’s best to learn how to handle them in the best way while still managing to stay positive.

The best advice is to define your day based on what you do and how you reacted rather than by what someone else did or said to you. Because in the end, the only thing you can attempt to control in life is your reaction. All other factors are outside of your grasp.

Its also important to remember that what we say and believe usually ends up being the true. Your thoughts, whether positive or negative, end up fulfilling themselves. And our brains can be trained to form a certain perspective. If you consistently see life through a negative lens, that’s what you’ll continue to see and viceversa. So as Cat Stevens says, “And if you want to live high, live high. And if you want to live low, live low.”

Maintaining a positive reaction throughout your day requires you to focus on the positive things in life. Life will improve as your thinking improves. If you have no real problems, but you’ve trained yourself to think negatively about life, then you’ll be less happy than a person with real problems and a good attitude.

You’re perspective equals your reality. Make it one you want to live.


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