Weathering the Storm


Weathering the Storm
This post is about how relationships can become rocky at times and how to get back to smooth sailing

The other day I was looking out at the beach and watching the smoothness of the water.  I’m still amazed how beautiful it is.  Just a couple weeks ago the waves were fiercely crashing and it started to rain so hard that I couldn’t even see out the office window into the parking lot.  It made me think about the power of Mother Nature and how it can mimic life.   There are times when we feel a sense of calmness or smooth sailing and there are other times life can get so stressful that we feel we can’t even see a few feet in front of us.  The beach reminded me that even though things can get really ugly or feel completely out of control, there can also be sunshine and peace.  We just have to find it and not get caught up in the storm.  In a storm we reach for our umbrellas or rain coats, and take our time while driving or stay in to stay safe.  In life when we feel overwhelmed or stressed or sad or anxious we need to think about what are our tools for making it through the storm.  Here are just a few examples:

·         First take a deep breath
·         Ask yourself “what do I have control of?”  Sometimes it might just be your emotions.
·         Imagine the most peaceful place you have ever been or a peaceful time in your life and take a snapshot to keep in your memory.  Hold on to the feelings that you feel in that peaceful place. 
·         Look at the obstacle and ask yourself “how do I want to approach it?”  Make a list, or prioritize.
·         Lastly, ask yourself “do I need to ask for help?”   Whether that is asking a friend, spouse, partner, or seeking professional help, know that it is ok to ask for help.  We all need support or help from other people.  That is what helps us to keep going.

More from YourTango: Joining

These are just a few examples of different ways to work through the stress in your life.  Just remember that storms end and on the other side of a storm is sometimes a rainbow which represents hope, and there is always sunshine and calmness after a storm.

Share this with someone you love (or even like a lot)!

Let's make it
FB official
Recent Expert Posts
Dating Tips: 10 Signs Your Guy Has Fallen For You

10 Signs Your Guy Is Falling In Love With You

Does that new hunky guy you've been dating see you in his future? Here are 10 ways he'll show you.

Relationship Advice For Women: 5 Things That Turn Men Off

How To Lose A Guy In Ten Minutes: 5 Major Turn-Offs

If you want to impress a new guy, avoid these major turn-offs.

Sex Education: How Sex Ed Will Lower Birth Rates

Sex Education In South Carolina: How It Changed Their City

It's important that you're honest with your children.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

How to find the right pro for you
10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

YourTango Experts can help your business go from good to great.

10 Steps To Improve Your Coaching Business

Take your coaching business from mediocre to great in no time…

Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

Getting Your Guy To Join You In A Therapy Or Coaching Session

So how can your get your strong, self-reliant, superman to talk to an Expert with you?

Therapist/Counselors: Who We Are & What We Do

What exactly does a therapist/counselor do and can they really help?

See more resources>