Did your New Year start with bad news? Resilience is key to survive

Carmen Glover, Founder/Editorial Director of OnPointPress.net

Carmen Glover, Founder/Editorial Director of OnPointPress.net

By Carmen Glover

I received devastating, heart-breaking, personal news a few days after the New Year started and I’m still in shock as I grapple with how this new development will change the trajectory of my life.

But having experienced many difficult periods in my life, I am sure of one thing: Resilience is key to my survival as I cope with these new circumstances and regain full control of my life.

Carmen Glover, Founder/Editorial Director, OnPointPress.net

Carmen Glover, Founder/Editorial Director, OnPointPress.net

At the same time, I realize that I’m not alone. Many people across the globe are doing their best to cope with unexpected, painful news that will take a long time to absorb. My way of coping is to pray and ask for God’s guidance and strength in learning the lesson that is inherent in this new circumstance.

Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio, Jamaica. Conjuring up positive imagery helps to ease the pain of bad news.

Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio, Jamaica. Conjuring up positive imagery helps to ease the pain of bad news.

If you are grappling with a new reality that comes in the form of unfortunate news I suggest that you examine your emotions honestly and seek guidance from your source of comfort. Don’t lie to yourself, don’t lie to others. Instead, examine your raw emotions and take whatever time you need to heal while being aware that eventually, you will see the lesson and come through the experience with a new appreciation for the ability to be resilient.–OnPointPress.net–