Acting When Faced with Difficult Situations

January 13, 2017

Surely at some point in our lives, all of us have found ourselves trapped in difficult situations where we feel all kinds of feelings, because all sorts of important factors that affect us directly are involved in these situations. However, you can manage any difficult situation if you take the proper steps.

How to act in the face of the situation

Evaluate how difficult the situation is. Everything depends on how you perceive it, because the difficulty looks different depending on the moment and it also depends on the person who evaluates it.

You are the one who decides the best way to manage difficult situations. You can choose to be positive or negative, but the recommendation is to always find the positive side of the situation.

Promote ingenuity. Never give up when faced with a challenge. Look for information about your situation, using all of the resources available to overcome the situation.

Let your emotions out, because negative emotional responses may arise like frustration, sadness, letdown, anger, loneliness, or shame; it is necessary to feel those emotions, to let them out, and to keep moving forward in your battle…

Do not let the situation change you, unless the change is positive. Moreover, difficult situations help us grow as people, so also do not let the situation make you blame other people with resentment.

Keep your sense of humor and learn to laugh at the situation, no matter how bad it is. Write down you feelings and find a peaceful outlet. Go for a walk, learn to breathe correctly, listen to music, or enjoy a good movie.

Maintain a good support system, which can come from friends or family members or simply a group of people who are going through the same situation. Do not forget to love yourself and surround yourself with affection, no matter how difficult the situation may be.


Manage situations with tolerance

Listen to others and observe what is happening, as well as how other people are feeling in order to understand this situation and better manage it.

Stay silent and keep calm in a difficult situation because it is going to be easier for you to access the nature of the situation, and even distance yourself from the situation to clear your head if it is necessary.

Talk when it is right to do so to provide possible solutions, not to start arguments.

Draw closer to others in a difficult situation with your ears wide open and a pleasant smile; try not to make the situation more difficult than it already is.

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