|See? There's always a bright side.|
When you're going through something that is so overwhelming you want to crawl into bed for a week, it's very easy to do just that. What isn't easy is looking at the situation and going, "Wow. This is HARD. How do I get through this hardness?" Sure, you can stay focused on the crappy events at hand and wallow in your misery, but what does that accomplish? The most valuable thing that my treatment ever taught me, the thing that literally defines the aforementioned cliche is to look at a shitty situation and ask, "What can I learn from this?"
|Sing it, sister.|
Whether you're dealing with a workout slump or a boyfriend who cheated on you, finding the silver lining will make it that much easier to get through the rain. Haven't been to the gym in a month? Maybe your brain is trying to tell you you're bored with your routine and need to shake it up. Boyfriend slept with some floozy? That gut feeling you've been ignoring about him is probably right and in the future you should trust yourself more. See what I mean? Suddenly the situation isn't so overwhelming and is downright interesting!
Ok, so it may take some time to get to feeling THAT positive about hard situations, but I promise, much like your muscles, if you continue to train your brain to think this way it will become stronger & more fit just like your body does after regular time in the gym. Give it a try!