How to cope with injustice throughout your life journey

Our life journey is full of joy, celebrations, and beautiful moments, but it is also full of learnings, heartbreaks, and sorrows. Our life journey will not always be simple; in fact, we will face numerous challenges and injustices along the way but what makes a difference is how you choose to respond to life’s injustices.

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Our life journey will not always be simple

Life is unjust. And you are well aware of this because you have had your fair share. 

  • Why is it that you work so hard and never receive anything in return, while others bullshit their way out of everything and are rewarded? 
  • Why is it that your alcoholic family member is always the pity one, while you’re the bitch who is always attacking them? 
  • Why is it that those who are corrupted are not punished, but rather praised?
  • Why is it that the waiter is nice to young hotties but rude to oldsters?
  • Why is he paid more simply because he is a man?

And the list goes on and on. Perhaps you’re dealing with injustice at work which led to burnout or in your personal life. Dealing with something that is not only unfair but also completely unjust may dismantle your happiness if you allow it, and it may even affect your overall state of mind and make you feel lost and stuck in life.

Injustice can elicit a wide range of painful emotions, including anger, distress, helplessness, despair, and revenge.

When we believe there has been an injustice, we want to seek revenge. It’s not right that they get away with it. They must feel the consequences of their conduct for it to be fair. As a result, people fantasize about those who are guilty of wrongdoing being punished. 

However, fantasizing about revenge does not relieve the pain. It actually prolongs the experience, feeds the anger, and adds shame and guilt to the already awful feelings you are experiencing. 

So what should you do if you are facing challenges in life that are unfair to you?

Ten Ways to Deal with injustices throughout your life journey

Here are ten ways to deal with life challenges and injustices:

1. Be Compassionate to Yourself 

Recognize that you’re making the best of a bad circumstance. The more you concentrate on compassion, the less space you have for anger. Also, at the end of the day, you are the only person in the universe who can truly treat you fairly and with kindness. Because when it comes down to it, we’re our own best friends.

2. Focus on the Present

It’s critical to become more conscious of what’s going on in your life right now. Rather than concentrating on your problems and injustices, concentrate on the positive aspects of your life. Live in the moment!

When you begin to focus on the things for which you are grateful, you will notice that more positive things will arise in your life. Gratitude is a powerful psychological weapon. The more grateful and appreciative you are, the more things you will have to be thankful for.

3. Separate facts from emotions

While some forms of injustice, such as systematic racism, may inspire rage even when considered objectively, facts can help you cope. For example, whenever the media becomes fascinated with something, it always makes it appear worse than it is. Rather than relying just on your feelings, check the facts.

4. Learn to Breathe Properly

Did you know that most people do not breathe properly? To guarantee that your oxygen levels are where they should be and reduce anxiety, you should breathe into your diaphragm like a newborn.

According to Harvard Health Publishing, it is beneficial for everyone to relearn how to breathe from the diaphragm. Diaphragmatic breathing (also known as “abdominal breathing” or “belly breathing”) slows the heartbeat and helps to lower or stabilize blood pressure in order to regain calm.

use breathing to regain calm

5. Eat Well and Exercise

When we confront daily challenges, it can lead to more severe issues, such as depression, if we do not take good care of ourselves. When it comes to avoiding depression, nothing beats good nutrition. In addition, it is critical not to resort to ‘comfort food’ or junk food in these times. 

Keep in mind that we are what we eat. And, especially when facing personal challenges in life, our bodies require appropriate nourishment to function correctly. While food may not always make you feel better, it can help you avoid nutritional deficits that lead to depression. Exercising is also essential. Exercising more will make you feel alive and connected to your body, which will make you feel better.

6. Sleep Enough Each Night

After eating and exercising, the next most crucial aspect is to obtain a complete 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. When you get adequate sleep, your body and mind have time to recover and recharge so that you can face another day.

 7. Avoid Alcohol and Drugs

When you’re hurting, sad, angry, or depressed, staying away from alcohol and drugs is extremely important. The majority of substances will serve to amplify your feelings, making you even more depressed and adding to the problem. Obviously, if you take prescription medication, the situation is different.

8. Meditate 

Remember to make time for yourself to reflect. You might receive some insight into how to deal with your injustices. Make sure you are completely alone with your thoughts, with no interruptions.

Take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. Make sure you’re in a peaceful, quiet environment with no distractions. You only need a few minutes of free time to meditate. Make time in your schedule for meditation because it is an essential step in cleansing your mind and resetting your thinking.

9. Help Other People 

Find a way to get out of your head and give a helping hand to others. When you serve others, it will make you feel better about yourself and your life.

10. Talk to a mentor, counselor, or therapist

People underestimate the value of talking to someone about their life challenges, especially someone who is either an expert in the subject or has gone through a comparable situation. As an outsider with expertise and experience, they may perceive your injustices from a different angle and better assist you.

Our Life journey is unique – Embrace it

Fighting for a better life and world is one thing; allowing injustices to ruin your life is quite another. 

Focus on doing what you can as an individual, but focus also on the present, so that you may live a happy life even if things aren’t fair yet. Everyone’s life journey has a different meaning for them. It’s true, life is a challenge, but what makes a difference is how you choose to respond to life’s difficulties. Accepting challenges will make you stronger and successful in life

Life journey is full of ups and downs, but we must enjoy every moment of it.

I will leave you with this “Life is a journey,” we’ve all heard it a million times. However, it is not a one-of-a-kind journey. Every person has a unique experience, a unique place, a unique set of objectives to accomplish and unique challenges and injustices to overcome.

Some of the injustices you face will put your strengths, weaknesses, courage, and faith to the test. But you must overcome these obstacles and injustices in order to reach your destination. You may not realize it at the moment, but these roadblocks will ultimately assist you in reaching your desired destination.

It all depends on how you choose to perceive the situation.

So, learn to enjoy, appreciate, and love your life despite the injustices because they will only make you stronger!

Read more: 20 powerful and inspirational quotes about life and struggles

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