Difficult situations call for action – measured, not impulsive – which helps move us toward a solution. Seeing such experiences as challenges, not threats also make it possible to succeed. Managing our negative emotions like fear and anger (“emotional hygiene”) are also essential. Our thinking needs to stay focused on moving forward, not catastrophizing or ruminating. It’s important to remember there are high costs to avoidance and inaction in the face of life’s challenges.

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