10 Ways to Overcome Setbacks, Hurts and Losses, Building Resilience

Often times when we experienced a series of setbacks, hurts, and losses it’s extremely  100_0773hard to be thankful.  Taking the focus OFF the pain, anger, and toxic thoughts and shifting it to gratitude, happiness, and joy.BEING THANKFUL …  Here are a few tips to help you make the shift:
  1. Keep a JOY LOG – each day find three things you are happy about
  2. Find a good quality in someone you are having a difficult relationship with
  3. Laugh – go see a funny movie or read a funny tale
  4. Listen – hearing another person’s story often times puts our own story back into perspective
  5. Affirmations – your brain is going to believe what you think and what you say
  6. De-Clutter your living space
  7. Count your blessings – as small as they may be, the little ones gather together to create a big one
  8. Plug in – connect with positive people and surroundings
  9. Embrace your uniqueness as you are the most special you
  10. Believe this too shall pass
People need People – Giving back to others no matter how depleted you may feel can always lift your spirits.  This month make a point to engage in at least one of these recommended activities:
  • Visit a children’s hospital and read stories to the kids
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Visit a nursing home and play bingo with one of the residence
  • Donate items to a shelter
  • Bring a meal to a friend
My wish for you is much love and sunshine in your souls and peace and joy in your hearts.Love and JOY,Cynthia