4) Go Deeper
Negatives aren’t always to be dreaded. When it comes to corn crops, for instance, a dry start to the growing season can be beneficial because it causes roots to grow deeper as they search for water. Is there a similar upside to whatever situation is causing you stress? Instead of focusing on the lack of rain, see if you can articulate the strengths you’re building by “looking for water.”
Finding personal meaning and value in the experience can make a stressful situation more tolerable, says Maunder.