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You Can Overcome Any Obstacle

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

the one you feedI motivate businesses and individuals for a living, and like everyone else, I too can grow weary from the demands of life.

Everyday you face difficulties that will discourage you. From normal stress to actual tragedies, life can be hard to handle. The secret to overcoming these obstacles is based on perspective. If you focus on what’s wrong rather than what is good in your life, you’ll fail to overcome your challenges.

Sometimes you must simply take a break and put things into perspective. Right now, some of you may feel ready to give up, but if you can change your attitude, you will see that things aren’t as hopeless as they seem.No matter how bad things might seem, if you persevere with a positive perspective you will find that things eventually change and you develop a happier lifestyle.

As a motivational speaker, my advice is to live a life of gratitude. This means consciously being thankful everyday. I’m not being trite- research actually shows that verbalizing what you’re thankful for, making a list, or even capturing the moment through photography, will help to transform your long term perspective .

I once was challenged to say something I was grateful for every time I turned on the faucet. When I started this, it felt almost comical, but as I continued with the challenge, it started to become habit and my life, by default, improved.

When you start this activity, you may not feel the immediate change, but just like dieting, if you continue to be thankful on a daily, or even hourly basis, you’ll start to feel better. You’re literally putting your perspective through a workout.

There are going to be harsh times as you progress through life, but also know that they won’t last. When you make it through and obstacle that is difficult, you will appreciate the good times and the achievements you worked hard for so much more.

What activities can you do that bring you joy? Dancing in the mirror, playing with your pet, singing out loud to a fun song? All of these are way to build up your positive perspective. Your attitude needs to be fed just like your body. Make sure what you’re putting into it is healthy and helpful.

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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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When You’re Stressed. Learn.

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

learningEverybody needs help occasionally. At some point, we all get stressed out at work and feel like we can’t get everything done that we have to do.

But rather than venting about your situation or trying to trudge through the period of challenge on your own, it’s better to take on a learner’s perspective. Ask question’s and expand your perspective in order to get past your motivational block and gain more information to help you succeed.

Helping other’s is also a good method to become more motivated and get out of your head. Like breaking up soil after a cold winter, sometimes your mindset needs to be cultivated in order to grow.

The best way to do this is to help others and ask questions. Learning motivates you and makes you better as you help others. Remember this the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed.

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