10 Great Reasons To Keep Things Together When Life Gets Very Crazy
It's normal to go through tough times at different points in life, but the important question is how you handle such situations. Life can sometimes feel like a challenging and perplexing maze where you must choose between difficult options, making you feel helpless, overwhelmed, and unfocused. Knowing how to keep your head calm in such chaotic situations is a must for anyone that has goals and wants to pursue them fully. It begins with accepting that tough times happen to all of us, then accessing your current situation and convincing yourself that it's not enough to get you under or make you lose hope. Here's a motivational article explaining some important reasons to keep things together, even when life seems crazy.
What Keeping it Together Means
It all begins with knowing what it means to keep it together despite life's biggest adversities. Put simply, it is maintaining poise, and composure, emotional intelligence, and avoiding sudden or overly emotional reactions and outbursts when you face struggles or challenges. As this article has rightly pointed out, challenges can exist to teach life lessons or make you stronger and better. Struggles and challenges will come, but what matters is your ability to suppress the urge to do something crazy or go haywire when challenges or struggles do come.
Fortunately, there are so many reasons to maintain self-control and self-discipline, and that's what this article is about. Before we review these reasons, here are some useful life hacks that can help you stay calm, focused, and motivated, and not spiral out of control when you face stress, pressure, chaos, and calamity. Always reassure yourself, especially if you have no one else in your corner, that you'll find purpose and be able to pick up your life pieces again.
· Learn to be assertive and not aggressive in most situations.
· Prioritize total rest when it seems like you're going under too much pressure.
· Say No to toxicity.
· Learn proper time management.
· Find positive, collaborative, and non-toxic social connections.
· Remember that it’s not always about coming out on top but having internal peace and peace of mind.
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There are so many of these tips that can help you. You just need to find what works best for you. But again, it starts with finding a positive and non-harmful reason to pursue life's purpose. The right motivation can kickstart your life again and push you to find true happiness. When life gets crazy, look up or inward for the right motivation to get you going again. Here are some reasons to consider when looking for the right motivation to keep things together and continue:
1. Life happens to even the best of us.
Whenever you face a stressful situation that makes you feel bad, remember that you're not the first and won’t be the last to face such a situation. Many people have passed through the same and survived and thrived. Find faith in the fact that you're not alone in it. Many people like you have gotten through terrible things and didn't lose hope or give up. If they picked up their pieces and moved on, be encouraged that you can pick up your pieces too.
2. You don't want your mental health in shambles.
When life gets crazy, it's easy to feel mentally compromised and bad. But staying anxious and sad for too long can affect your mental health. The effects of depression can be felt in all aspects of your life. The last thing you want is to have your life in shambles because of your present situation that’s causing you to “lose it”. That's why you should get up, dust yourself off, and move on.
3. Your family needs the best version of you.
You may have family members that love you and can go the extra mile to see you fulfilled and happy. You may believe that you’re left with no choice but to seek their gratification too. Unfortunately, when you’re in your low moments, it can affect your family too. Being present and staying grounded for your family can give them genuine happiness or fulfillment. So, the next time you feel low, and life gets crazy, think about your kids and loved ones and smile again about the joyful memories and any positive impact they had in your life.
4. Life is hard enough already to add unnecessary stress to it.
Life can get difficult at times for anybody. The last thing you want is to add unnecessary stress to your already difficult life. Unfortunately, issues will pop up every now and then. Life's pressure will come, but it's your duty to try to maintain composure, grace, or poise even in the face of such pressure. This way, you can avoid adding problems to the problems life has thrown at you already and making life more complicated.
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5. You want to always be present for your family and loved ones.
Beyond the sadness that your sadness can bring to your loved ones, you may also want to be present for them. It can be challenging to remain present for the people you love when you're sad. If you're conscious of your relationship with your loved ones, you'll want to be emotionally, physically, and mentally available for them. You should be conscious that your availability is a function of your mental state, which can be significantly affected when you're down. Thus, it makes sense to consciously try to be fine.
6. Your inner peace of mind trumps the trivial.
Problems are universal. Even the wealthiest and most powerful people have problems. Unfortunately, focusing too much on these problems can easily distract you and make you feel down. While it's cool to pursue money and materialism, remember to never do it to the detriment of your peace of mind. Your peace of mind should always come first before trivial and mundane distractions and issues. Even when things seem crazy and out of control, the pursuit of inner peace and peace of mind teaches you that nothing worldly is worth dying or damaging your life for. Learn to filter out or water down what threatens your peace of mind.
7. Problems don't last forever.
It's often easy to focus so much on your problems that you forget life's main essence. Whatever the situation, it's important to remember that problems don't last. We can mentally outlast our problems by putting them into their proper perspectives, so why stress yourself over them? Next time you're facing a problem and it seems like you're going under, remember that they can pass like every other situation you've faced and gotten through. Relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that you'll be fine again.
8. You need a calm head to make the best decisions.
As adults, sometimes your life is a product of the decisions you make. You can't always take a break from making decisions, whether at home or work. Staying sane can help you make rational decisions. In contrast, sad times can push you to exercise poor judgment and make irrational decisions. While it's natural to react poorly to difficult situations, it's important to always remember the long-term consequences and repercussions of your actions and reactions in your home, relationships, business, and/or workplace. So, staying calm is a must for you.
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9. You can think straight.
Staying calm allows you to think logically. Of course, life's decisions can depend on your ability to think logically. Thus, the importance of clarity of mind can not be overlooked when making decisions. A free and relaxed mind can motivate you to work out solutions for your problem, and since staying down influences this negatively, it makes sense not to dwell too much on your problems so you can focus on solutions and return to calmness and contentment.
10. It gives a positive impression of you.
Whether you like it or not, people may watch you. Your reactions to problems can go a long way to define who you are to the people you meet. And they'll subconsciously make their judgment of you based on this. So, next time you face a problem, note that influential people may be watching your reaction to your issues. The more you train yourself to stay calm or peaceful in such situations, the better people may think of you. Life is not so much about being concerned about what others think of you, but being genuinely proud of how you see and think of yourself if everyone in the world were watching you.
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There you have it, exciting reasons to forget about your problems and stay calm, focused, happy, fulfilled, and at peace happy even amidst your struggles and challenges. Remember that you should do your best to strive to stay mentally sane, fulfilled, happy, and at peace for your family, yourself, and who or what really matters to you.