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10 keys to navigating powerful occasions

If you are going through a difficult period in your business, personal life or profession, these tools will help you overcome the crisis.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur because of this process.

The opinions of entrepreneurs' contributors are their own.

We've all wanted to throw in the towel at one point or another. Nobody forgets the feeling of helplessness and frustration or stress that seems to never end. More than once we were on the verge of exploding and saying “I can't take it anymore”. After all, we are human, right?

However, what sets successful people apart from others is persistence; an attitude that thrives on patience, learning and self-reflection. If you are going through a difficult period in your business, personal life, or work there are a few tools you should know to help you overcome these crises and take them one more step towards success. Note:

1. Make small improvements in your life

If you're feeling too much pressure at work or at home, try changing a few things that increase your stress and anxiety levels. For example, tidy up your desk or organize the papers that are worrying you. Identify those pending who are bothering you in different areas and define which are easy to do; You will find that most of them take less than two hours and that it will be a big change in your life.

2. Rely on positive people

The least you need in these times of crisis is to surround yourself with people with a negative attitude. This will absorb their bad vibes and only increase your frustration. On the contrary, positive people can be just what it takes to change your mood and see things from a different perspective.

3. Away from the problem

When you have a routine you will find it very difficult to stop thinking about the difficult situation you are going through. Hence, it is best to do some activities that you normally do not do. You can take a few minutes to walk in a park or maybe take a tour of the museum; that is, you have to perform the "scene change". You return to the office with new ideas and solutions.

Related: 10 Benefits of Spending Time Alone

4. Don't take it personally

It is the wisest advice your friends and family have given you. When you have a problem with a person or you are faced with failure, the most common thing to do is to turn that situation into a reminder of your shortcomings and limitations. “I'm not good at it” or “this person hates me” are common phrases. To move forward, you need to stop thinking like this, be empathetic, and try to understand why it happened or why the other did so.

5. See the good things

In difficult times, we tend to see everything in black. In this way, we stop visualizing the good that is happening around us. Take a few minutes to calm down and think about the positive things. Try to write and read them from time to time. It will serve as a reminder that all is not wrong.

6. Meditate

This exercise can be very relaxing and inspiring. Start each day with about five minutes of meditation. Use this time to focus on your breath and your body. Let your thoughts pass and avoid judging them. Try a quiet place as soon as you get up. It will calm you down.

Related: 5 Meditation Techniques to Increase Focus

7. Separate

If your company is in crisis or you have a serious problem at work, you will likely find it difficult to put your computer or cell phone aside. However, the best vitamin might be to spend time totally unplugged, away from news and problems. Turn off all communication for 10 minutes and do something that you really enjoy.

8. Exercise

I know what you're thinking, "I don't have the time or the inclination to run or go to the gym." Yes, your schedule is full, but that doesn't mean neglecting your body and your health. In addition, exercise serves to release endorphins, which is great therapy for relieving your anger or sadness through your movements.

9. Find your mentor

As we always advise, having this figure is imperative in your career as an entrepreneur and professional. It could be a friend, a teacher, or a relevant figure in your sector; It is important that it is someone with experience and is honest enough to speak the truth. Breathing out him or her will give you a sense of peace, and you might also receive advice that will enable you to change the dire course you are taking.

10. Find the cause

When you are going through a difficult time, it is normal to blame everyone, to blow your partner and friends, and to be against everything that is put in front of you. The most advisable thing is that you sit down to reflect and analyze what is causing these feelings. This will help you understand if it's something you can control or something you can't accept and prefer to let go. That is where the wisdom lies.

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