1. Reflect. This is the first important thing you should do when dealing with struggles. Stay away from your phone or any distraction for a while and give yourself time to reflect and just think things through. 10-20 minutes of alone time is good enough. This will enable you to face yourself as you are and not what you "should be". Seeing this can reveal a lot about the illusions within.
2. Read a book. Detach yourself emotionally because most of the time the emotions that come out of negative situations are negative and what better way to do that than to read a book? Currently, I'm reading a book written by Cecilia Ahern (favorite author evahhhh!) and it's funny how the story relates to what I'm going through right now. I swear, I have been overwhelmed with signs, hints and help from the universe! Anyway, it's only been 5 days since I started with the book and I'm already a few pages shy of finishing it. Reading books specifically that of Cecilia Ahern's make me feel like I'm not alone in the battle and someone is also going through the same situation I'm in or even worse. Which leads me to my 3rd point...
3. Remember, it's temporary. Whatever you're going through right now, big or small is just temporary. In a few years time you'll forget about all of those or if ever it did cross your mind one day, you'll probably just laugh it off or remember it as a lesson. As cliche' as this sounds, everything happens for a reason. Your boyfriend of 5 years broke up with you because there's someone out there who is more deserving of your love, you didn't get accepted in the job you wanted probably because there's a better one waiting for you or your parents didn't allow you to go out with your friends today mostly because they sense something bad is going to happen. Just think of it this way, you were put in that situation for a purpose... and that purpose? We have yet to find out.
Lastly, don't forget that the solution is contained within the problem, if only we will take time to look at it for "what it is"... the journey is the destination. Enjoy it!