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How to adapt through critical times

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 5

Let's define critical times for our purpose: When there is a significant change in our health, our family life, our work, our economy, in other word, our life, that is when we go through a critical time. The best way to adapt for this kind of situations is to be prepared, to be able to smell these changes before they occur. The word "critical" gives us a sense of a negative change; it can also be said for an important change. But, in my opinion, since it is more difficult to deal with a negative change than with a positive change, I will develop the body of this article with the idea that adapting through critical times could be painful. We need to know how to adapt to a world in constant change.

God will not allow any difficulty to come into our lives that we are not capable of bearing. He will not allow anything to come to us if it was not for our greater good, even if we do not understand it. But because that truth is not understood, it is very common for many people to fall into depression and anxiety, the illnesses of the moment, when something starts to go wrong in their lives. They start to feel emptiness in their interior, a great void. What is the purpose of life? That is their yelling question. A health condition that may start as common stress and can turn into the unexplainable depressive anxiety because of drastic and painful changes occurred in their lives. This can be prevented!


Things You Will Need

A Positive attitude

Step 1

The first step is to accept that critical changes happen. We are healthful, then we are sick, we are employed, and suddenly, we are unemployed, we have loved ones, and one day, a family member is gone, we hate traffic, but most of the time, we have to deal with it, accept it. It only depends in ourselves how we act to everything. Do not ever forget the popular quote about attitude from Charles R. Swindoll: "…life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it..."

Saint Augustine said: "What a great disgrace is to live without pain on earth." We all have problems, troubles, pains, crosses to carry; the rich have them, the poor have them; it is inevitable. Once we accept that, it will be much easier to be happy even when some pain is present in our daily life.


Step 2

Critical changes could be positive opportunities. One closed door means others will open. "The difference between one man and another is not mere ability… it is energy." Let's not put our guard down just because something went unexpectedly wrong. It is very easy to get discouraged and we should all find the way to continue motivated and keep our hopes high under any circumstances. The second step is to be always alert for the opportunities which could derive from critical changes.

Step 3

We all like to be comfortable. We live in a society where nobody wants to feel even the minimum amount of pain or affliction. We get used to look and remain in the comfort zone; and with that, we slowly lose our ability to act when a change comes. The third step is to act. There will always be light at the end of the tunnel, problem or bad situation. When we find ourselves in the middle of a critical change, having the worse time of our life, we often feel trapped, like in a room without exit; we are not used to changes. But if we are always busy, doing something useful, planning our projects for tomorrow, not letting time to be wasted, not letting ourselves fall into a daily routine, then when a critical time comes, we will easily adapt and advance towards the light at the end.


Life is full of problems, tests, pains, and critical times. We should all learn how to deal with them to avoid getting sick, to feel better everyday of our life and be happy no matter what happens.

Tips & Warnings

Remember that whatever happens in your life, always remain calmed! Nothing is going to be resolved out of desperation.
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Comments

Apr 18, 2010 12:40am
StarriKnytes
Well written. I couldn't agree more. ~ Starri
Oct 17, 2010 8:09am
CrochetNCrafts
This is beautiful! I am guessing that you have had your share of troubles and learned to accept them, otherwise you would not be able to write with such wisdom. I am looking forward to reading more.
Oct 20, 2010 2:02am
MarieRojak
This article is profound, well written and true.
Oct 26, 2010 4:21pm
poeticmind
Thank you Marie. Take care my friend!
Oct 20, 2010 2:09am
MarieRojak
(You describe an existential crisis well!)
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