April 22nd, 2020

How to Get Through Tough Times

No matter where you are from, where you live in the world, or how much money you make, one thing we all can relate to is hard times. Everyone has weathered the storm at least once in their lifetime. Whether it’s losing a job, going through a breakup, recovering from an illness, or having a death in the family, it can happen to anyone.

If you are going though a tough situation, just know you are not alone and you can get through it.

Below are 6 tips on how to weather the storm:

Keeping a positive mindset

Staying optimistic during a low time can be tough but it can really make a lot of difference. Focussing on the negatives all the time will only increase the pain. Remember tough times don't last, tough people do.

It's ok to open to others

Sometimes sharing your feelings can really help you feel better. Seek therapy or talk to a trusted friend or family member. There could be other people who would've gone through the same struggles as you are and they could help you from their experience.

Keep yourself occupied

Do things to keep your mind off of what is going on, especially activities that make you happy. This will help you get through the tough times more easily.

Pick a hobby

One great way to keep yourself occupied is by picking a hobby.Learning or honing a skill is never a bad thing and can come especially handy during tough times. It could potentially spark a new business idea or career as well.

Seek Help

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Reach out to friends or family to if you are in a tough spot. In tough times, having a strong support system is a huge weight lifted off your shoulder. Remember there is strength in numbers.

Find ways to relieve stress

Meditation, prayer or other relaxation strategies have been shown to alleviate stress. Write your thoughts down, go for a walk, take a hot bath and practice deep breathing. This will help your mental strength and keep your body healthy.

We all go through hard moments in our lives at some point. How you react may determine the outcome, and how you respond is what matters. Remember that tough times don’t last, but tough people do. Keep your head up and push forward one step at a time. We are all in this together.

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​Sofia Rodriguez, Fitness & Health Expert

Sofia Rodriguez is a Fitness & Health Expert in the VA/DC area. She has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and has worked with cardiac, cancer, diabetic, and injury rehab patients in the past. She is a Certified Personal Trainer ranked among top trainers in the country with many years of experience training clients for weight loss, muscle gain, and overall health. Sofia has been the go-to expert on many TV morning shows, has been featured in several magazines and online publications such as Forbes & Huffington Post, is a published fitness writer, a fitness model, and specializes in bodybuilding and nutrition. She is bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish and English.

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