Overcoming Adversity Takes Hard Work

Overcoming adversity takes hard work and if you create the right mindset you can smile through anything.

Overcoming Adversity takes hard work and comes in many forms and people handle it all different.  Adversity can be more than just on difficulty or setback.   It can form a series of misfortunes that keep you from achieving life adventures or finding happiness. Everyone experiences adversity at some point, yet with hard work and the right mindset it can be overcome.

Regardless of your situation, you do have a choice to either let adversity define you or you define it.   I am here to help you smile through your journey of adversity and teach you create the power to overcome pain and work through it to the other side.

Overcoming Adversity in the Mental Capacity

A mental handicap is just as important as a physical one.   It takes a different form of work to get you strong.  There is nothing wrong with seeking out help.  Especially in a caregiver’s role where we see a lot of suffering.

There are some steps that can help, and routines are your friend.   When you get into a pattern or plan of attach to your day, it makes it easier for you to overcome adversity that hits hard through the day.   Never give up on the idea of getting better.  Things can be rough for a while, sometimes quite a while, but there’s always something new to try.

I learned something almost by accident, but it made a world of difference.   I started to take supplements myself.    We had gone to a nutritionist and were adjusting our diet to have all the right nutrients.   Coming to find that vitamins are important to add to your diet will ensure that you get what your body needs.   My husband needed different things than I did.   So, for instance, check with your doctor and see where you need to adjust.

With dementia running in my family, I needed to keep my brain active and my mental capacity flowing to the best of my ability.  Looking for ways that I can do that will help me in the long run and give my knowledge more experience to help others is where we all win.

Overcoming Adversity in the Emotional Capacity

Being a caregiver, your emotional stability is at it peak most of the time.   I have touched on this through out this book for it is an important aspect to have.  However, you need to figure out how to balance your rage or sadness and improve your self-worth.

We all tend to undervalue who we are and what we can do, but every emotion, no matter how fierce, can be tamed by learning how to be in tune with them and adjusting how you feel.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

Throughout this book I have talked about being aware and accepting and thank goodness for adversity.   When you learn how to overcome your pain and struggles it builds character and resilience.  Every challenge or difficulty serves to strengthen your will and the ability to conquer things in the future.

We as humans tend to get caught up in the self-pity, unfairness or life or ‘why me?’ traps that life throws at us, in other words, we fail to recognize the opportunities for wisdom and growth from these life lessons.

Take for example Helen Keller.  She lost her sight and hearing due to a mysterious fever when she was only 18 months old.  She overcame her deafness and blindness to become a strong, educated woman who spoke about, and promoted, women’s rights.

Another example is Wilma Rudolph.  She was the Olympian born prematurely, the 20th of 22 children.  She overcame double pneumonia, scarlet fever and polio to become winner of three Gold medals in track at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games.

Seeing how strong people can be, our own adversity in being strong for others has room to grow.   So, let’s take not of having the right mindset, stop making those excuses, have a little faith, don’t take “no” for an answer, and let each success energize you and you will overcome adversity.

Overcoming adversity takes hard work and is the secret of champions.  Use what you are going through to take the next step with stride and believe you are on the right path.

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Related posts:

Discovering A Caregiver’s Focus One Piece at A Time

Comfort Zone Stopping New Things

Self-Improvement Helps Caregivers

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