Passion Guide

How to deal with suffering

Life is full of tests and surely sometime life may appear to be unfair and cause you to suffer badly. However, we should understand that suffering always gives us some good experience. Here we have given some tips to deal with suffering.

Don’t handle the situation alone

Sometimes suffering makes you disconnected from the people around you. You may even be influenced to cut off your social life and remain away from your loved ones. But it is very necessary to remain connected to life and the people who are close to you. Emotional backing from your loved ones plays an important role in this testing time, so reach out to your friends and relatives for their help.

It is also recommended to talk with the people who are also sailing in the same boat. This makes you feel less isolated, besides motivating you to deal with the situation more effectively.

Avoid alcohol and drugs

It is very obvious when you are suffering with a cyclone of miserable thoughts, you may find the relief in drugs and alcohol. Given that alcohol and drugs may provide the temporary relief and make you feel better, however they make the things worse in the long run. Alcohol in particular causes depression in the long run and you need to drink more and more to get the relief. So the best thing to do is to confront the root causes and not to run away from them.

Remain hopefull

Getting over your sense of hopelessness is important to overcome suffering. You may feel helpless and miserable but you need to make yourself understand that you have the abilities and the capabilities that can get you through these testing times.

The best way to boost your confidence and sense of power is to help people. Taking positive action convinces your subconscious brain and helps you get over this feeling of weakness.

Change your outlook towards life

You cannot sit through the sufferings, complaining about what has happened to you and how you never deserved it. It is not going to help anyone. Rather, stand upright and start enjoying even your pains. Remember, everyone rejoices happy moments but there are a few who can stay lively and happy in sufferings too. Try to be one of them. It is always good to be hopeful about your future and hope comes only if you are really accepting the situations you are in. Feel privileged that you have been provided with a tough fight and that’s what we are here for. How can a human being stay happy without being aware of unhappiness and sufferings? Try to answer this and you will end up answering all your dilemmas.

Do not live in denial

Humans have this basic tendency to camouflage themselves during the hard times. We are never ready to accept that all of a sudden our happy and peaceful life has taken such a u-turn. When sufferings knock your door, do not try to defend yourself as it won’t be of any help. Something are bound to happen and you cannot change their course but of course; you can equip yourself with better weapons to deal with them. Never say that you do not deserve it as it will never allow you to cope up with the pains but probably elongate its span and intensity.

Sit back and relax

I do not want to say that you should quit living your life and start avoiding your pains, rather, take it as an opportunity which has given you ample time to think about various things that might have gone wrong. Rarely do anyone get such an opportunity which helps them to evaluate the past experiences and learn from them. You are special and you have been blessed with this. Do not panic, just sit back comfortably and think about what you had done and how you could have avoided the present agonizing moments in your life. Sufferings are teachers in strict attire but they are the best and most knowledgeable ones.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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