After the past few years, many are feeling worn out. For some, it can feel like the challenges are rolling in, leaving them tired and frustrated. Some people are better able to cope with these challenges by not dwelling on them and spending time with family or doing what makes them happy. Others dwell in the negativity and become sullen and angry. These people find it difficult to function, because they are so distracted with worry and anger. The best advice is to realize there is only so much you can do to fix things and the best plan is to take care of yourself and focus on family and the things that make you happy. That takes planning and self-discipline, because it is easy to fall into the abyss of worry and despair.
Here are a few ideas to keep you sane and happy during these trying times. Surround yourself with family and the things that make you happy. Avoid watching too much news on television. Take walks and visit friends. Be kind to people even when they may not be so kind to you. It takes a strong person to navigate the challenges we face, but with focus and commitment you can have success. Plan each day to provide yourself with the opportunities to stay positive and happy. Keep a schedule to make sure you have given yourself a chance to be happy and to avoid the pitfalls of anger and frustration that can dictate how you live your life. You can be happy during these trying times. It just takes a little more effort.