Nitin is a certified executive coach. He has experience in leadership and team building for many years. He likes to see people succeed.
Have you been close to a breakdown physically or mentally in the last few months during this COVID 19 pandemic?
If yes, then you want to know the 10 awesome hacks to overcome breakdowns in life?
Breakdowns are something that disrupts the normal course of life.
It's a very unpleasant experience and can become serious.
There are various types of breakdowns.
- Nervous breakdowns
- Health breakdowns
- Relationship breakdowns
- Emotional breakdowns
In this article, we will take a look at how to deal with these various types of breakdowns.
1. Admit it and accept it
The very first thing that you need to do during the breakdown is that you have to admit it and accept it.
It does not help to be in a denial mode.
What has happened cannot be reversed now, and you must accept it.
Admitting a breakdown is half the battle won.
2. Calm down
After admitting that you have experienced a breakdown, the next most important step is to just calm down.
It helps to just cool down and quiet your mind.
It would be a good thing to be in a quiet place, put on some soft music, and just relax.
When you have a calm mind, you can look at the situation much more clearly and positively.
Don't panic, it is not the end of the world.
Whatever it is, you can deal with it in a calm and confident way.
4. Learn from it
Take this experience as learning from life. We can learn from every situation in life.
In fact, we learn more from adversities than we do from good times.
Treat this as a learning experience so don't take it too seriously.
3. Seek professional help
Sometimes, it is good to seek professional help.
There are people out there who are well experienced and well trained to deal with these issues.
So please go ahead and make use of their services to solve your problems.
5. Don't be discouraged
It is very easy to get discouraged when we are down and out.
While this is true, you need to get up and get going as soon as possible.
Don't give in and don't give up.
Don't allow discouragement to take control of your life.
You remain in control all the time.
After the initial moments, discouragement will be gone.
You will settle down.
6. Don't give up
Usually, the next step after discouragement is to give up totally but you don't need to give up.
You must stand up and fight discouragement and depression.
You will face many such negative situations in life but you don't have to give up.
Remember that life is not always fair.
You need to accept that fact and face life square in the face.
Develop such a tenacity that no matter what happens, you will keep moving forward.
7. Make it a stepping stone
Rather than giving up, you need to make this negative experience a stepping stone towards success.
There are real-life examples of many people who have overcome impossible situations and come out victorious.
They have overcome physical and mental disabilities and are shining examples.
They are an inspiration to millions of people around the world.
They did not wallow in self-pity but rose up and turned their adverse situations into stepping stones to success.
Nick Vujicic is one such real-life hero.
Nick was born without limbs- no hands and no legs.
Most of us would have given up on life much earlier in this situation but not Nick.
Today Nick is known all over the world.
He does all his daily chores himself without any help.
He brushes his teeth himself. He combs his hair himself.
He answers his phone calls. He can even swim.
He is happily married to a beautiful wife and two normal, adorable children
Nick is a perfect example of how to turn your adversities into success.
He travels all over the world inspiring people and when he speaks there is hardly anyone in the room without tears in their eyes.
Make your adverse situations work for you.
8. See the bigger picture
In a war, there are many battles.
You may lose a battle or two but you can still win the war.
Always keep the big picture in mind.
Just because one chapter in the book of your life is bad, it doesn't mean the whole book is bad.
What matters is a happy ending.
Let your story have a happy ending.
And it is all in your hands how you write the book of your life.
9. Share it with others
You must share your struggles with someone whom you trust.
Sharing our struggles with others has a therapeutic effect on us.
Science has proven the effectiveness of sharing our struggles with others.
So go ahead and share what you feel sincerely with someone whom you trust.
You don't need to wash your dirty linen in public, but you can surely share it with one person whom you can trust to keep it confidential.
10. Life must go on
Finally, remember that life must go on.
You cannot accept defeat every time you face any obstacles or adversities in life.
You have to buckle up and face a negative situation with a positive attitude.
Life has a way of throwing unexpected situations in your way.
You need to be prepared to take those situations in your stride and make a way through them.
This will ensure that life goes on.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Nitin Khaire
Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on February 08, 2020:
Awsome hacks are great practical activity-based points, thank you, Mr Nitin.
Nitin Khaire (author) from Mumbai on February 07, 2020:
Thank you so much Eric for taking the time to read and comment on my article.
You nailed it. Treat both the imposters equally and you win the game of life.
Everything here is temporary. We should learn to treat it that way.
If the good is temporary, so also the bad.
Please do read it again when you have time.
Thank you again for your kind words.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 07, 2020:
Well done sir. What a pleasure to read. Uplifting. If we meet the bad and the good and and treat those impostors just the same, we shall win the life game. I will meditate on these.