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3 Major Ways To Navigate And Overcome Problems

The truth is, we all have problems and limitations. Some are movable and some aren’t. Our lives are like the ocean’s waves, there is an ebb and flow to the current state of being. We have times of great challenge and those when things seem to fall into place easily. The key is to live in harmony with this constant movement. However, it’s necessary to learn how to navigate and overcome problems in order to live in peace and joy.

I believe we all possess the ability to live happily whether we learn to accept a limitation or overcome it. This is often seen more clearly when we are facing what seems like a brick wall.  J.K Rowling said, “Rock bottom was the foundation upon which I built my life.”

Everyone experiences hardship, but it’s the choices we make and the drive to chase our best selves that contributes to our ability to move past walls. There’s absolutely nothing that says a negative past should dictate a negative present and future, as we always have the potential to decide, right now, how we define ourselves. With that in mind, here are a few ways to navigate and overcome problems.

Get Support

One of life’s greatest insights is realizing we don’t have to walk alone. There are people out there to help us grow, change, beat hardship, and become the women and men we desire to be. Asking for help is a sign of strength because it shows the willingness to be vulnerable and do what it takes to improve our lives.

There are life situations like marital issues, addiction, job loss, and illness that usually require us to reach out to a support system. Furthermore, support tools like addiction therapy, couples rehab, or assistance with mental health are all meant to help us overcome problems that deeply affect our lives. Going through adversity alone only makes things worse because we can lose all hope without proper support and advice. And hope is what we need to overcome any obstacle. 

Address Problems Head-On

Addressing problems head-on can be difficult and scary, especially if past traumas or difficulties have left us a little gun-shy. However, I have always believed that my challenges have made me stronger and the woman I am today. After all, if things were always perfect, we wouldn’t build resilience and wisdom. 

Avoiding problems or procrastinating is asking for more trouble down the road. For example, not acknowledging bills and financial decline because of fear of failure is non-sensical. What could be easily fixed with focus, discipline, and awareness will become a mountain of debt, bad credit, and loss if it’s not dealt with promptly. You can apply this to basically any problem if life.

Stay the Course

None of us have to overcome bad habits or resolve problems in a day. It’s a constant process to find and keep balance. Remember that ebb and flow. As we consistently work on our wellbeing and personal growth, we become stronger and more disciplined. We also gain the wisdom needed to make better choices that keep us walking that tightrope successfully.

Though there are some problems that may not get better, such as certain illnesses, we can learn to navigate these things more easily. Acceptance really is a form of overcoming because it means we can move on with our lives. One key is knowing what we can change and what we can’t and living accordingly.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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