Facing Life’s Challenges by Dr. TRK

Life itself is a series of challenges, whether large or small. How do we habitually respond to daily life? Do we easily panic and become frantic, or do we stay positive and energetic? Do we make small problems big, or do we make big problems small and dissolve them into nothing? How we face the normal events of each day is generally how we will face the bigger challenges.

Let’s look at some of the qualities of people who become negative and panic versus people who respond positively and energetically. Panicky people don’t have control over their mental energies. Because their minds are unfocused, they exaggerate events. Their confusion complicates things and even small challenges appear to be big problems. They usually react emotionally to situations, so they easily become irritable, anxious, and excitable. Because of their emotionality, people who panic are often undependable and are unable to take appropriate action.

Negative people make everything a problem. They generate an incredible amount of mental and physical stress. When anything comes up that disturbs their comfort zone, they think and say things like, “It’s too difficult. I can’t do it. I never did it before. I don’t know how. Why is this happening to me?”

Succumbing to negative emotional states creates nothing but more negative reactions, such as jealousy, hatred, blame, fear, and depression. That helps neither us, the situation, nor the people around us. The moment negative emotions hit us, we have to see the urgency of generating some positive energies, instead, and start doing something good for the environment and others.

If we are often frantic, we should ask ourselves if we have the habit of procrastinating. Procrastinating itself contributes to a frantic mind. How? If we habitually postpone doing what needs to be done–whether in our physical surroundings, our health, our relationships, or whatever–neglect eventually catches up with us. If we are not used to taking timely action and life finally forces us to get things done, we can easily become frantic and filled with worries.

We cannot afford to be frantic. There is nothing, great or small, that is worth getting nervous or agitated over. Rather than creating mental problems, we should deal with life both energetically and peacefully. That is why we need to make a practice of always keeping our mind focused on consciousness and taking care of things on time, both big and small. By training ourselves to have a clear vision of the consequences of our actions (or non-actions), we can stay ten steps ahead. Then we won’t become nervous or frantic as we face our day, no matter what arises.

If we want to successfully face life’s challenges, we need a positive mindset, based on wisdom. With our minds focused, balanced, and aware, we can respond to any situation or challenge from that state. By perceiving and acting through clear perception and wisdom, rather than through feelings, we can objectively size up a situation in the moment and set right energy in motion.

Creative and positive people never buckle under when a challenge arises, or hesitate to do what needs to be done. They have the attitude that each challenge which comes is cajoling them to wake up. It is telling them that the problem that seems so difficult is nothing if they are resourceful. By taking initiative to facilitate or fix a situation, they simplify life for themselves and others.

We, too, can have the confidence to tap into our inner inspiration. We have to say to ourselves, “Accentuate the positives and forget the negatives. Focus on uplifting thoughts and doing something good.”

The life which is not useful, positive, and contributing is wasted. We don’t want to waste this precious gift of life. So, if we spend all of our energy in positivity, we won’t have any energy left for negativity or self pity. By seeing life’s challenges as positive pinpricks, like acupuncture– stimulating, not pain-inducing–we can creatively and inspiringly face each day.

We should make our motto: “Think in positives, act in positives, and live in positives.” With this kind of attitude we will always say to ourselves, “Nothing is a problem. I will see every problem which comes as a challenge. So let the challenges come!”

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“All Of Me”

Hi Earthlings:) I’m Adven Shella Tan Espartero Antiquando.I was born on October 16th year 1994. I’m the only princess in the family. I grew up with my grandparents, I’m so ” lolas girl” . When I was in elementary years I walked and dressed like a boy. But when I was in high school I decided to change my boyish habbit. I start to join beauty pageants and modelling .I was the Campus queen ,Editor in Chief and Science Club president . I graduated in High school as class valedictorian I was given an award of exellence as well by our Philippine vice president.

Though I’m a product of a broken family I prove to people that it’s only my family that is broken and not me.

College days where really days to be remembered. I took Education as my course. When I was in first year college I was crowned as “Miss Education ” the next year I participated Miss NORSU and awarded as Miss Perfect Smile and Peoples Choice.On thesame year I was crowned as “Miss Canlaon Pasayaw” . I choose English and literature as my specialization when I was in second year . I was awarded as well as the best female model during our founders day celebration. When I was in the last year of my college I was crowned as the Miss Acquintance and that was my last title as a beauty queen. I graduated last 2015 with a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English and Literature. A month after I got married to my long time lover ,Bernie Jay Antiquando. Last July 2015 I gave birth to my first baby ,I named her Alexis Braieanven. On the same year I was hired at Smiles on demand as Customer Service Representative and as company’s Image Model.

Being a working mom and a wife is really a very challenging role very fullfilling at thesame time.

” It is us who make our own destiny”