Tips on how to deal with life’s curveballs

Self-help expert Rachel Hollis shares advice on how to handle adversity during the new normal of the pandemic.
4:23 | 09/28/20

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Instagram @drjashton. Our next guest taught us how to manage our anxiety while many of us were in lockdown at the start of this pandemic. Now she's back with her new book "didn't see that coming." Putting your life back together when your world falls apart. Let's bring in now motivational speaker and self-help guru Rachel Hollis. Thank you so much. What was going on while you were writing and trying to get this book out. You announced that you were going through a divorce. What in the world did you put this book together, try to help people it seems like some of the help in here you needed as well? Right, honestly, I started writing this book inside of quarantine, because I felt like having a conversation with readers abouhow we navigate through a crisis like a global pandemic, how do we use tools to get through this, and in the midst of it, I did find myself going through something awful. For the first time ever in my work, I'm navigating through pain while trying to teach you how to also navigate through pain. So we're sort of doing this thing together. Our viewers have some questions for you. One looking for advice on things that didn't see coming. Take a look. Listen first. Hi, my name is Savannah. I'm from Jacksonville, Florida, and in this time, it's hard to establish a work/life balance in working from home for almost six months now, so I just wanted to know what your advice is in regards to having a healthy work/life balance when it seems like we can never really escape work. Rachel, what do you think? My best advice here is to give every single room in your house a purpose and stick to the purpose you've given that space. So I would designate a very specific area and this is where we do our work, so whether that's the kitchen table, maybe you have a desk, but don't intermix what is supposed to be a workspace and what's supposed to be a rest space. I think this is where we grapple -- don't bring that laptop into bed with you unless you're using it to watch Rom coms on Netflix or whatever. Make sure you're using those spaces intentionally. One more here from Audra. Let's listen. Hi, name is Audra. I'm 31 years old from Cleveland, Ohio. My question is, how can I prepare for winter when it will likely be too cold outside to meet with friends. I'm an extrovert and I spend three, four evenings a week with friends in the city, doing fun things, how can I prepare for this winter during covid-19? Well, first of all, shout-out to Cleveland. Secondly, I would say there's a lot of ways to do this. I have a ton of friends who have quarantined in a bubble with their best people, right, so they've committed, hey, we're going to stay really safe so that we can come together and we hang out with each other no matter what's going on outside, in the world around us, so I think when there's a will there's a way, you can be incredibly safe and incredibly thoughtful about how you get that experience, if for some reason you're not able to connect with people in person, then ask yourself, what is it about that four nights a week, what were the experiences that you were getting in that time that you can bring in virtually? Were you listening to music? Were you talking about your favorite books? Is there a way to bring some of those elements even if you're social distancing safely at home? These are amazing tips. Rachel, big fan of the bubble, by the way. Rachel Hollis, we appreciate your time. Thank you for joining us. "Didn't see that coming: Putting life back together when your world falls apart" is out tomorrow. I love that. You quarantine with your best people. You're a fan, I didn't make your bubble. I didn't make the cut for her friend bubble. I get a lot of T.J. Time here in the studio. That's good. Apparently it's enough. A lot more here ahead on

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