I was just wondering to myself the other day how differently people deal with life's challenges. There are so many challenges that can affect a person. This could be financially, emotionally, health complications, trouble in the work force or in a personal relationship, and the list could go on. This brought some of the focus on myself and how I deal when life throws you a curve ball. I like to meet challenges head on. I am not a procrastinator. I address the issue and try to resolve it so it can be done and over with. But as you all may well know, not all problems can be resolved so quickly. In fact, many challenges linger for years without a resolution. My main issue is having MS. This isn't a problem I can solve. I take the meds and follow the doctor's advice but sadly MS has no cure. Unfortunately, this will be a challenge for the rest of my life. So this seriously conflicts with my mentality. It's a constant day in and day out battle. There are good days and there are bad days. All I want is for there to be just MS free days. I am still trying to grasp this grim reality. Most of the time distration works well for me. Thankfully, having kids provides a great deal of distraction. But there are days I dwell on my MS. There are days when I am angry, fearful, and just down right sad about it. I try not to dwell on it. I can only do what I can do and the rest I really have no control over. Just that fact alone scares me. Just seeing it here in black and white gives me knots in my stomach. I try to focus on the positive as much as I can. I try to enjoy the little pleasures in life and savor them. I try to remain hopeful.
I often see how others deal with their complications. Some just sink into a deep, dark hole of depression. Others ignore it altogether. A few act out negatively without even acknowledging the underlying cause. A handful create different problems to avoid the real one. Then there are a small number who change their negative into a positive. It's interesting to find out also what different people think are real challenges. I listen to a few of them complain about the most trivial things. They make a mountain out of an ant hill. And I wonder why? Is it because we, as human beings, almost need a problem in our lives? If everything is going well, does it scare us? Or does it just bore us? Maybe it's possible that it gives us a purpose. These are questions I can't answer. Maybe you can enlighten me?! How do you deal with problems in your life? What do you do to try to make the situation better?