How to Overcome Psychological Setbacks: Finding your way again

Finding (or knowing) your path is the act of staying steady and moving straight ahead without the pressures and worries of external forces. It’s minding your own business.

You see, there are external forces that cause psychological distraught day-after-day:

·  Loneliness caused by the loss of a loved one

·  Addiction and ongoing recovery

Before we can find our path, we must first be at ease with ourselves. We must take care of our psychological health. These next sections will help you get on track – align ourselves so we can move forward and do great things in this life.

The Elimination of Downers

Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the United States. It’s a downer which means it reduces your mental and physical activity. Constant abuse of alcohol creates a malaise; it becomes a scapegoat to avoid work and allow relationships to crumble.

It’s difficult to kick the habit of drinking and deal with addictions but it’s possible with the right resources and support. Rehab Arizona specialists recommend that addicts seek help from professionals and enroll in a detox program that is best suited to help treat your addiction. 

Once addictions have been overcome you will find renewed energy to pursue goals, rebuild relationships, and work on your physical health.

Find an Outlet

Anxiety is a death grip on productivity. Our minds can’t but help become locked in the endless loop of worry. The body feels on the verge of a heart attack while the brain imagines the worse. It’s debilitating and disrupts our day (and plans).

You need to find an outlet.

Medications are effective at curbing the strong effects of anxiety but the underlying problems aren’t addressed through these prescriptions.

Try these activities as an outlet and way to stop anxiety before it begins:

·  Exercise

·  Meditate

·  Rest

·  Organize

Within due time you will identify the triggers and have a routine that prevents anxiety from becoming a crippling onset of psychological distress. To each their own – find what works for you and talk with others to understand anxiety.


We, humans, are social creatures.

Yet, we’re drawn to remain at home to toil away in front of the computer or television. We bail on plans because we feel inconvenienced or “not all there”. Each time we avoid socialization we hole ourselves into our own, little worlds. Before long we prefer being alone.

At the same time, we feel a sense of dread and loneliness… even though it’s our fault. Our thoughts wander to the dark corners of our mind. We stop trying and beat ourselves up over minor setbacks.

Overcoming setbacks are about regaining control. It’s embracing socialization.

When we connect and share experiences, interests, and goals with others we rewire the brain. We become involved again. There’s a newfound excitement.

This lifts us from the funk and creates new routines to reach our goals and explore our interests. It creates a support network to keep moving ahead.


Remember you have options: you could always take a Tylenol to help with dread. 

But the three (removing the addictions, handling anxiety, and regaining your social life) are what I’ve found to be the three main items and activities that have given me (and others) a grounding in psychological health and a renewed passion for the World.

Perhaps it will work for you, too.