Adversity: How I’m Handling It. How You Can Too!

Overcome Adversity with these principlesWow!  There has been adversity coming from all directions in my life recently!  If you have read my recent blog posts, or  downloaded my 12 Simple Ways to Live Life with Strength Dignity & Grace, by subscribing to my e-zine, or bought my book Succeeding in Spite of Everything!  ; you KNOW, I won’t be complaining about the adversity.  I do want to share specifically, how I’ve been handling it, and how you can too!

Preparing for Life’s Adversity

Life is full of adversity.  Sometimes we know it’s coming, most times we don’t.  I’m talking about personal family adversity, adversity in business, and health adversity.  Guess what?  I’m dealing with all of that in the same way.  The same principles apply to all three kinds of adversity.

Here is what I’m doing:

  • I’m exercising everyday.  I’m not skipping any days.  The more stress my body is dealing with, the more committed I am in taking care of myself physically.
  • I’m grabbing extra down time, naps, reflection time, and more massages.
  • My food and nutrient intake is designed for stressful times, to give me the extra boost I need.  My nutritionist has given me great advice, (Thank you Andie Jones)
  • I’ve increased my reading.
  • I’m reaching out to my inner circle of friends and team members to gather support.  Yet, I’m not spewing all the negative details of my circumstances.
  • I’m praying specifically over circumstances, and the  future.
  • I have more grace for myself and those around me.
  • I’m reaching out to help others, more.
  • I’m limiting the negative influences; news, TV, email, and people even more so than usual.
  • I’m checking my goals more frequently.

I’m excited to share what I’m working on:   3 Critical Keys to Overcoming Adversity…How to Survive the Holidays Without Loosing It!  This tele-seminar series begins October 16th, and I’ll be sharing how to register for this soon, so stay tuned.

Show Up and Handle Adversity

Let’s look at how you can show up and handle adversity, and  what that looks like for you.

  •  Strength:  Do the above mentioned principles.  Just start!  Put your feet on the floor, and begin.
  •  Dignity:  Complaining about the situation doesn’t change it or make you feel better, so don’t.
  •  Grace:  Be kind to yourself, forgive yourself for not being perfect, and forgive those around you, they also are going through “stuff”.

So, is this helpful?  Please let me know.  If you know someone is going through a difficult time, be good to them, and share this message with them.


  1. Debbie on September 4, 2012 at 15:05

    Hi Deanna,

    Thank-you so much for sharing your list of things you are doing to dealing with the challenges in your life. I have found that when I am stressed and struggling to deal with some life challenge, I forget to do the things that will support me in getting through it all. I love your list and encouragement.

    Thanks so much!


    • Deanna L. Robinson on September 18, 2012 at 10:11

      Greetings Debbie,
      I’m glad you found something that will help you. For me, a checklist has always worked.
      Thank you for commenting!

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