5 Smart Ways to Handle Crisis

UPDATED: July 29, 2008
PUBLISHED: July 29, 2008

Stress is all around us, and sometimes those little fissures boil over into real dilemmas. Here are five ways you can handle the curves life throws at you with composure and grace.

1. Don’t become part of the problem.

Concentrate on the worthwhile things in your life that can be turned around. Focus on answers and solutions.

2. Remain committed to creating a new life for yourself.

Even through the darkest and most depressing times, wake up each morning determined to stay the course for as long as it lasts. Keep your heart and mind completely on track. Either swim toward solutions or sink and lose everything.

3. Allow the experience to open you up to what you need to learn.

Every situation is an education. Learn that if you open your mind to the voices of others, you will open your life to receiving your good.

4. Engage in acts of selflessness.

Even if it seems insignificant, devote yourself to giving. Many of us have been blessed with benefits both immeasurable and incredible. Establish yourself in a community of people who will come to your aid when you need them.

5. Aim at responsibility, honesty, and integrity at all times.

We are all part of the whole, and however we act determines what we receive. There is a law of cause and effect, and what we express comes back to us faithfully.

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