We all face difficult times at some point in our lives. Sometimes, adversity comes in waves, with one hardship or misfortune following another. These times can change our lives and challenge our beliefs about the world.
What makes for adversity is different for each person. For example, while one person might see the loss of a job as an opportunity, many (if not most) would find it stressful.
These life-changing situations often happen when we experience a death, job loss, serious illness or other traumatic events.
How you act when faced with setbacks and hardships can be as unique as you are. But according to the American Psychological Association (APA), what you have in common with anyone else facing adversity is “a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.”
So how do we overcome adversity?
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