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managing life's challenges

While you’ll hope to always be on top of the world, we all know that life doesn’t work that way. Life is a series of ups and downs; hopefully, there’ll be more ups than downs, of course, but you’ll have to accept that life will throw you some curveballs from time to time. Having problems isn’t the important part of your narrative. What matters is how you respond to them. Managing your challenges correctly can prevent them from having an overly negative impact. Below, we’ll look at some common challenges, and offer advice on how you can overcome them. 

A Breakup

It doesn’t matter if you initiated the breakup, it was mutual, or you were dumped: if you were together for any reasonable amount of time, then it’ll have an impact on your life. In the case of relationships as serious as marriage, when things end you essentially have to rebuild your life. But even the end of a six-month relationship can be tricky to navigate if you were in love. If you find yourself in this position, then practice self-care, make plans, build or invest in your relationships, and remember that time heals all wounds. 


Losing Your Job

Rightly or wrongly, we put a lot of our identity in our jobs. As such, losing your job can force something of an existential crisis — and, of course, bring money worries your way, too. You can’t always prevent unemployment. But you can ensure that it doesn’t dramatically impact your life by, first, building a savings account when you’re employed so you’re not in dire financial straits, and, second, continually investing in your career and skill sets, so that you’re able to find a new job. 


Trouble with the Law

Nobody wants to get in trouble with the law. When they do, they wish they could go back and change things. Their regular lives all of a sudden seem like heaven on earth. Alas, mistakes do happen from time to time. You can’t go back and change the past, but you can impact how you move forward. If you’re in legal trouble, then get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You should also take steps to preserve your mental well-being by exercising, meditating, and doing whatever else you need to do to prevent your mental state from spiraling — it’ll make a big difference. 


Health Matters 

Despite it being the most important thing, many people take their health for granted. It’s only when they have a health issue that they realize how lucky they’ve been to be in good health. There are two ways to manage your health. The first is to proactively take action to keep health problems at bay (for example, exercising, avoiding alcohol). The second is to handle your health matters as soon as possible. It can be a little scary to make an appointment with a doctor, but it’s the best thing you can do. You’ll have peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can do to get better. 

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.