Elevating Your Well-Being During Turbulent Times: 5 Ways To Help You Achieve That!


In the midst of the ongoing war in Sudan, the once orderly and consistent flow of life has been severely disrupted, leaving a trail of chaos and uncertainty. Each individual and group has been forced to make difficult choices in order to survive, resulting in a fragmented timeline filled with confusion, loss, and a sense of wasted time. Dwelling on the past and grappling with the uncertain present has left us plagued with countless unanswered questions about the future. 

But fear not! Even in the darkest of nights, the dawn brings the brightest light. It is time to refuse to be held back by negative thoughts, and instead embrace our bountiful list of practical steps that can serve as stepping stones towards turning these hardships into a prosperous reality.

1 – Meditation & Reflection 

Amidst the overwhelming negativity of war, there lies a silver lining: the opportunity to reevaluate our actions and plans. 

In the hustle and bustle of our pre-war lives, finding a moment for self-reflection and fine-tuning our goals was a luxury that eluded many of us. However, the current circumstances afford us the invaluable gift of time. Let us seize this moment to carefully assess our plans and adjust the details to achieve the optimal outcome. 

While the war will eventually come to an end, let us make the most of this period so that we can be well-prepared when that time arrives. It’s time to embrace this head start in planning and pave the way for a brighter future!

2 – Enhancing your CV 

While many people are actively searching for jobs, whether still in Sudan or relocating elsewhere, strengthening your CV with courses related to your field is a positive step towards standing out amongst your peers. Many accessible online courses from reputable institutes offer valid certificates and a lot of them are free as well.

3 – Healthier Lifestyle 

Sudanese families and individuals have resourcefully transformed the limitations of war into an opportunity for healthier eating. With fast food and unhealthy meals becoming out of reach or financially burdensome, many of us have embraced a shift towards affordable, nutritious food options. 

This struggle has inadvertently led to a blessing, as we have discovered the benefits of a diet that is both attainable and can be stored for longer periods. By complementing this dietary shift with regular exercise, we are poised to witness a remarkable impact on our overall lifestyle. Let us make the most of this unexpected gift and turn the lemons into delicious and healthy lemonade.

4 – Explore New Hobbies

Every one of us has a passionate hobby or two, cherished as an escape from the daily challenges of life. But what if we were to view these interests from a fresh perspective? In reality, many of our hobbies hold untapped potential and can be transformed from a mere distraction into a viable small business, a means to expand our social and professional networks or an educational source for others. Possibilities abound for reimagining our hobbies and finding ways to breathe new life into our passions, be it through entertainment, technology, education or crafts, and the list goes on.

The key is to start thinking differently, do our research and embrace our talents. The result can be both fulfilling and financially rewarding. So why not take the first step towards success and creativity? The possibilities are endless – voilà!


5 – Learn Something NEW!

While there’s always room for improvement in what we already possess, let’s not forget the limitless potential for exploration and learning new things along the way! 

Sudanese youth are blessed with a myriad of talents, and it’s not uncommon to come across individuals who excel in multiple fields within our community. Why not embark on a journey of discovering something you’ve always wanted to learn but never had the time for? It could be a subject closely related to your current field, which can enhance your expertise, or an entirely different experience altogether. Many of us have hidden treasures within ourselves just waiting to be discovered, and this voyage of self-discovery might uncover some of those hidden gems, leading to a breakthrough in your overall life journey. Let’s seize this opportunity to enrich our lives and broaden our horizons!


In even the most dire of circumstances, there are hidden blessings waiting to be discovered. May we remain open to finding those blessings and harnessing their power to navigate through the struggles we face. With a mindset of gratitude and resilience, we can find strength and hope amidst adversity. 

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