21 Short and Long Term Ways to Cope

 A stone carved monk's clasped hands

Everybody runs into rough patches in life. That's the nature of life. Here are at least 20 enjoyable ways to transform any heaviness you may be feeling into light. Pick and choose!

  1. Try not to isolate yourself. Align with a positive minded and emotionally healthy friend or friends. Reach out and share.
  2. Read spiritually uplifting books in your time of need; try reading The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, or Autobiography of a Yogi. Your life will be changed!
  3. Read and study A Course In Miracles. There are concepts in the book you can immediately put into practice for your peace of mind.
  4. Read success coaching books by people like Anthony Robbins or Brendon Burchard.
  5. Step out into nature for a walk or a visit. Let nature embrace and love you. It works. You'll feel better.
  6. Get out of town for a few hours. Drive to a place you've been wanting to visit but kept putting it off. Enjoy the change of scenery.
  7. Remember that nothing is permanent. It will pass.
  8. Have at hand or in memory a number of mantras to repeat either aloud or silently that resonate with you.
  9. Turn on some music and even better, sing and/or dance to it. The physical exercise of dancing will change you.
  10. Adjust your physical posture. If you address your physiology, your mental will follow suit. Stand or sit erect, relax your face and make yourself smile.
  11. Go be in service to someone somewhere. Don't put it off. Do it now.
  12. Set up reminders in your smartphone to cue you throughout the day to stop for a moment and acknowledge the Divine lives within you as you.
  13. Interrupt your pattern. Stop doing everything the same way every day at the same time of the day. Mix it up. Right now. Get up and do something different.
  14. Watch a comedy. Get laughing. You can't ever laugh too much.
  15. Pray. Call on your celestial guides to help carry you through your challenge. They can't help if you don't ask. They are waiting to respond to your call!
  16. Set up an altar with an unscented candle(s) and pictures or even statues of your favorite spiritual figures throughout history. Say your prayers in front of this altar and know you and these people are one and the same, you have only to realize it.
  17. If you can afford it, go get a massage right away.
  18. Cleanse the energetic envelope that surrounds your physical body by smudging it with sage or whisking a bird feather through it. Keep cleansing the bird feather by sharply whisking it down towards the floor every few seconds. You can also sounds bells or gently beat a drum in your energy field (also known as your auric field).
  19. Resolve to change the behavior that has brought you to a place of overwhelm. Don't just decide. Resolve! Choose just one thing to change and then take one small action toward making that change and do it immediately, no matter how small or trivial that action might seem.
  20. Refuse to entertain all thoughts that come furiously flying into the mind which lead to overwhelm. Practice and learn to deflect them. You have the power, not they. This will help you to be in this moment NOW where there can be no overwhelm or worry.
  21. Be with an animal. Go get near some animals, even if cows in a field. They will be present to you. They have no judgment.

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