7 Ways to Cope when It Seems like Everything is Going Wrong ...


Have you ever had a time when it seems like everything is going wrong? Everyone experiences this at some point. Maybe at work nothing seems to be going right or maybe it seems like everything in your house is breaking all at once. When it seems like everything is going wrong, it can be very difficult to stay calm and keep stress at bay. However, there are things you can do to help you cope with an onslaught of problems.

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Take a Deep Breath

When it seems like everything is going wrong, one of the first things you can do to keep your stress level down is to take a deep breath. Taking a deep breath will bring you back into the present moment and it will slow down your body’s natural stress response. Next time you have to cope with multiple problems, give yourself a moment to take a deep breath. It will really help you feel more calm and more able to deal with the problems.


One Step at a Time

Don’t try to tackle all the problems at once. This will only leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Instead, deal with one problem at a time. Handle what is most pressing first and move on from there. Taking things one step at a time will help you stay focused and keep you from becoming too stressed out, which is the last thing you want.


Remember Nothing is Permanent

When problems keep popping up, it can seem like nothing will ever go right again. However, you need to remember that nothing is permanent. Everything changes eventually. You just need to remember that the problems will stop popping up and things will start getting much better.


Have a Sense of Humor

Having a sense of humor can really help when you are dealing with multiple problems. You can either laugh at the situation or tell jokes. This will help lighten the mood and the problems won’t seem so serious.


Take a Break

If you are getting too overwhelmed from all of the problems, take a break and go for a walk. Walking outside will get you into the fresh air and allow you to have some space from everything. Just be sure to turn your cell phone off and focus on the walk.


Enlist Help

You don’t have to deal with everything by yourself. Getting help from other people will make everything go so much faster. Ask your family and friends for help, or you can ask your co-workers for help if it is a work problem. Even though asking for help can seem hard at times, sometimes you need to.


Pump Yourself up

If you are feeling defeated because of all the problems, you can do things to pump yourself up. You could go to the gym and work out to get energized, or you could look at some inspirational quotes. Whatever you choose to do, it should allow you to come back to the situation with a new attitude. You should feel like you can tackle anything!

At some point or another, everyone has to deal with multiple problems happening at once. While this can be overwhelming, it is possible to cope and feel like you came out on top. What do you do when everything seems to be going wrong?

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Thanks :) this is very helpful. I'm sick of hearing "it will all work itself out in the end" or just "stop worrying" cos they definitely don't help. This is a brilliant idea instead of just pushing it all to the back of your mind n doing nothing n feel like things are getting worse not better. Amazing advice! :)

Nat, give it a shot! It helped me a lot!

never thought of writing a list and doing it that way. Might just have to try that!

2009 was a year in which so many things went haywire in my family that I thought I would never survive. I felt as if I lost control of my life! Eventually, I sat and made a list of the things that were out of my control to fix( like my fathers cancer) and things that I could do something about( like helping my daughter get the funds for University). As I worked through that LONG list, I could clearly see the upswing and the contributions that my hard work had made. After a while, our year of many hard knocks was a thing of the past

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