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How to Cope with Difficult Situations

Updated on May 19, 2019
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Coping with tough situations is never easy. But there are way-outs. You just think of your favorite things that you love to do and do them. In this article, I mention eight pointers that could help to ease your situation and make you breathe wholeheartedly once again.

Say a Prayer

Trust God/Higher Power/Universe and believe in the power of prayers and utter them. The very act of putting your trust in the Universe enables a wave of peace and calm over you. You can think rationally, make choices, and take the required actions.

Recite the Holy Book

Remembering to recite the Holy Book in overwhelming times is a supreme act on your part. The Universe will bend down its ears towards you and make things easier for you in the quickest possible time. Therefore, saying a prayer and reciting the Holy Book together is doubly effective in making your circumstances tolerable and acceptable.

Sing the Lines of Your Favorite Song

Sure, you have heard many songs all your life. Pick up your favorite song and sing gleefully your adorable lyrics of that song. Sing as long as you feel like until you feel okay to deal with your stressful situation. When you are in a better condition, you are naturally able to handle your problems in a better way, and solutions in various forms will come to your creative mind.

Play Music

Music has a way of soothing your mind and letting you relax to a great extent. If you play some musical instrument or hear music on your iPod, it would help to even out your surrounding circumstances and help to make you smile again. Tap your foot on the floor following the beats of the music and feel fresh and alive again.

Journal Your Thoughts

What is it that is bothering you? If you can't share with anyone, write all your thoughts down in a journal. Purge all your negative and discordant ideas on to the pages of your journal. Do it every day, and soon you will recuperate and be over with your challenge. You will confront everything that comes your way happily and courageously, and you will not have any reason to lament for a long time.

Journaling to Overcome Your Agonizing Situation?
Journaling to Overcome Your Agonizing Situation? | Source

Cry out Your Painful Emotions

If you are suffering from some kind of emotional pain due to an intolerable case, go ahead and have a good cry. You can let all your emotions out as long as you want and begin to feel good again. Nobody has to see you cry because you can do so privately. And the moment you are done with draining out your painful emotions, you feel free and can handle everything that comes your way in much better ways, making good choices.

Draining out Your Painful Emotions?
Draining out Your Painful Emotions? | Source

Share with a Loved One

If you don’t share your hurts or disappointments with loved ones, how can you be helped and shown empathy? Share as much as you like and things will shift. Either your loved ones have ideas to assist you with your overwhelming problem or you hit a Eureka moment while narrating your situation. In any case, yes, you will come out of your dreadful circumstance because you will have found the answer to your pressing problem.

Reach out and Ask for Help

Sometimes you don't want to confide in your horrifying challenges to close ones nor can you cry nor does any of the other pointers I mentioned work for you. In that case, invest in yourself and visit a mentor or coach. Tell them about your overwhelming situation and why you are stuck in it. Tell them as much as you can. Probably they will lend you a good ear and work out with you to solve your problem and help you overcome your challenging situation.


In conclusion, this article demonstrates eight great ways to cope with painful circumstances. These are the very solution tools I use when I happen to fall in terrifying situations and they always work for me. Try one or two such pointers when you face a hard-to-endure situation in your life. Since they work for me so well, chances are they will work efficiently for you as well to help you better cope with life's challenges. They will be the reasons for you to get back the mojo of life, smile and breathe voluminously. Gotcha?

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    • surovi99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosina S Khan 

      2 years ago

      I am glad you liked this article and also found it useful. Thank you!!

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this article which is full of valid useful tips and advice. Thank you for sharing.

    • surovi99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosina S Khan 

      2 years ago

      My pleasure!!

    • William Frasier profile image

      William Frasier 

      2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Great advice, thanks a lot for sharing!


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