Turn your trials into triumphs!
1 Learn to let go
If you’re struggling to accept a challenging situation, try making a list of everything that you don’t have control over. Then during a moment of quiet or prayer, visualize letting each thing on your list go, as if it were a balloon floating into a blue sky. This lets you focus on things you can control— like caring for yourself and loving others.
2 Make laughing a priority
Sometimes, laughter truly is the best medicine. A study out of Loma Linda University in California showed that adults who watched funny videos for just 20 minutes had a 39% reduction in levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who did not. Other research suggests that even the simple act of anticipating laughter has the power to instantly reduce your anxiety.
3 Find peace in the now
Studies show that being grounded in the present moment relieves us of worry about the future and regret about the past. When you feel overwhelmed by tough times, anchor yourself in the “now” by closing your eyes and noticing everything you hear. Also ask yourself, What do I feel? Try this for five minutes for lasting peace!