Dealing With Adversity

Sooner or later life you're going to hit a bump in the road. Choosing how to respond to such a crisis can make a massive difference to your happiness and well-being.

Useful Articles

  1. How To Build Hope When Failure Strikes
  2. 5 Ways To Emerge Stronger When Bad Things Happen
  3. 10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You More Resilient

For When You've Lost Your Job

If you've been unlucky enough to lose your job, I've written a guide based on many years of experience supporting people through situations such as these. I'd also like to acknowledge the thoughtful contributions of readers in this area too. 

 

Choosing the right role, in the right organisation can have a huge impact on your well-being. Continually working in a toxic environment is bad news all round. You can choose to take a different path.

If you're considering a change — the advice in the guide might still help you.

Useful Articles

  1. How To Build Hope When Failure Strikes
  2. 5 Ways To Emerge Stronger When Bad Things Happen
  3. 10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You More Resilient

Emotional First Aid

Guy Winch's book Emotional First Aid suggests that while we almost always have a first-aid kit in the bathroom for all of our physical cuts and scrapes, we are usually particularly poorly equipped when it comes to our emotional health.

I would recommend you go and buy his book. It's full of practical advice. 1

Adversity Quotations

It's all too easy to let your head drop when life deals you an unwanted hand. Whenever you're facing an unwelcome challenge it can be useful to remember that such events happen to us all.

Here are a few quotations about adversity that you might find restore your hope and rekindle your fire.

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire—then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. Learn to separate the inconveniences from the real problems. You will live longer.
— Sigmund Wollman
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
— M. Kathleen Casey
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
— William Shakespeare, Othello
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
— Harry Golden
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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