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Find Courage From Within During Hard Times
Do you often find yourself wishing you had more courage? Are you currently facing hard times? The truth is that Do you often find yourself wishing you had more courage? Are you currently facing hard times? The truth is that courage comes from within, and you just need to find it. And there are several ways you can do so.
Learn to Manage Your Fear
The first step in finding your inner courage is to find a way to manage your current fears. And this can be accomplished by simply naming them, and then discussing with yourself why you are afraid of something.
For example, if you are afraid to do or say something at your job because you may lose your job, chances are what you are really afraid of is losing your income. Now that you’ve discovered the true cause of your fear, it can be easier to realize the thing you were afraid of isn’t so bad after all and work towards solving the real fear instead.
Decide That You Want to Be Courageous
The mind is a powerful tool. If you decide that you are afraid, then you will be. This is why you should decide that you will be courageous. One of the ways you can do this is by giving yourself a pep talk or developing a mantra that you can repeat to yourself when you find your confidence faltering.
Don’t Make Everything A Catastrophe
When you experience fear, much of it can be attributed to the fact that you are catastrophizing what could possibly happen and not keeping yourself grounded. In the above example, the fear of losing your job, you are probably thinking that you will run out of money and end up on the street—and this is catastrophizing. Instead, reel it back. If you lose your job, tell yourself that you will find another, better, job without a problem. See the difference?
Develop Healthy Daily Rituals
Another part of being courageous is developing healthy daily rituals to keep your confidence up and stress levels down. You can do this by waking each morning to positive, upbeat music which tells you what a great person you are.
You can also consume other positive media such as inspiring books and movies. Then develop a workout or meditation routine to help clear your mind and focus on what a great person you are. It is also advised that you consider keeping a journal where you can record positive affirmations and all your progress towards finding your courage.
Think of Your Future Self
When you are faced with danger, you will often develop tunnel vision, only being able to see the here and now and all the bad things which may be happening. Put a stop to this by looking forward at your future self instead of focusing only on the present. Remind yourself that this situation won’t last, and that you are better than this.
Draft some goals and visualize yourself achieving them. Then, no matter what you are facing, start to work towards these dreams. Chances are you’ll find a creative solution to the problem you are currently facing, and it will be over before you know it.
Overall, finding courage in difficult times is no easy task. But your courage resides within you, and you just need to find it. If you work first to quell your fears, then tell yourself that you have the courage, you will be surprised by how much better you can feel.
Then work to bring out your courage by developing healthy rituals and thinking of the future. Before you know it, the hard times will be behind you and you will be feeling more courageous than ever before