6 Tips on How To Find Inner Strength During Tough Times

This post covers tips on how to find inner strength during challenging times. Going through stressful periods can have an immense impact on your health, mood, and outlook, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and helpless at times. Sometimes you’re experiencing conflicting emotions, not sure how to cope or move on with your life.

While there’s no way to prevent distress, sorrow, or emotionally-draining events in your life, there are ways to help you get through such times and once again regain control. Resilience is being able to cope with change, trauma, and loss that is an inevitable part of our lives. Here are tips on how to find inner strength during tough times.

6 Tips on How To Find Inner Strength During Tough Times

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1.  Acceptance

A good way to begin is by accepting that change is an unavoidable part of life and that many of the things that happen to you is beyond your control. For instance, you can’t control getting sick, how the economy behaves or losing your income due to events like Covid or the recession.

While acceptance can be tough, battling against circumstances or events that you have no control over, can be emotionally and physically draining. When you accept the situation, you can think of ways to improve the situation and focus your energy on the things that you do have control over.

Make a list of the things that you cannot control and allow yourself to let go and stop worrying. Think about what action you can take to find a solution. It helps to draw inspiration from past events. Looking back at times of change or uncertainty that you’ve overcome and what you did to cope.

2. Acknowledge Your Feelings

Sometimes it’s easier to stick our head in the sand and try to avoid painful or unpleasant emotions by putting on a courageous face. However, as unpleasant as these emotions are, they exist and the best way to move forward is to acknowledge and process them. Trying to avoid these emotions from surfacing will only add to your stress and keep you from moving on.

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3. Grieve Your Demises

When you go through challenging times, there is usually some type of loss, whether it is losing a job, or a loved one, or leaving behind your old life and starting a new one. It’s essential that you grieve your losses because if you face it, acknowledge it, and mourn it, you can begin the healing process and eventually move forward with your life.

4. Reach Out To Friends and Family

Connecting with loved ones or friends can go a long way in boosting your mood, easing stress, and making sense of it all. It will also give you a sense of companionship – that you have someone to lean on.  Even if they don’t have the answers or cannot physically change the situation, they can offer a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear free from judgment.

Nothing offers the same health benefits as connecting with an empathetic and caring confidant. Even if you can’t see them face-to-face, modern technology with social media, texting, voice calling, or video calling allows you to stay in touch. Some friends are kind, empathetic, and good listeners, while others only exacerbate negative emotions.

Try to avoid or limit the time you spent with those who seem to make you feel worse and focus on spending time with people who lifts you up and keep you grounded.

5. Self-Care is Crucial

The physical and emotional drain that challenging events can leave on you can have an immense impact on your overall health and well-being. Because your mind and body are closely connected, it’s crucial to invest in self-care to help you build resilience and cope through difficult times. Practices like tai chi, meditation, and yoga can help you with stress relief and entering a state of complete self-awareness and calmness.

6. Look For Purpose and Meaning

The negative emotions you’re experiencing and the difficult times you’re facing don’t have to define you as a person.  By engaging in activities that bring meaning and purpose to your life, you can look at problems from a different perspective, try not to let them overwhelm you, and maintain the essence of who you are. Don’t restrict yourself and your abilities by others’ expectation – do things that are important to you and that allows you to live a satisfying life.

Final Thoughts

I hope these x tips on how to find inner strength during hard-hitting events has been helpful, and that you will implement them to help you build resilience to face whatever comes your way.

Sending you lots of light, love, and inner strength!


2 Replies to “6 Tips on How To Find Inner Strength During Tough Times”

  1. Thank you so much. Slight issue when majority of your fam and friends have blocked you due to boundaries I have put in place. Breaking the cycle and people hate that. It is a lonely journey for sure and I feel like I’m crumbling into pieces. Good things broken things can still be fixed and useful again.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Cheri-lee. Yes, it can be a lonely road for sure and it’s not easy to put boundaries in place especially if it involves family and friends that you thought had your best interest at heart. But, long-term it will definitely benefit you because real friends and family that truly cares for you should be building you up instead of tearing you down. Never lose hope and believe in yourself. We often don’t realize how strong we are until we have no other choice.

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