Everyone at some point goes through hard times. It’s part of life, but each person handles the negativity in a different way. Some people handle it very poorly while others handle it very well.
In this article, we share 8 things to remember when life gets tough:
1. It’s Only A Problem If You Make It A Problem
A psychologist recently did a study. She said that when people lift a glass of water without thinking about it, they have no problem. However, when she creates a challenge asking people to hold that same glass up for hours, people cannot stop thinking about it. As a result of this, the pain eventually becomes unbearable. The same thing happens with our problems. The more you think about it, the more painful it becomes.
2. It Could Be Worse…
Every time I would complain as a child, my parents would remind me how other kids didn’t have food, clean water or a roof over their house. After thinking of that, I would quickly realize that my life wasn’t really as bad as I thought it was. Before you prepare to have a mental breakdown, remember that others might have it way worst than you.
3. You Can Fail Or You can Learn
Most people look at failure as something that is truly negative. However, you can use every opportunity to your advantage. You can just give up and look it as a failure or you can try learning from your failure. If you choose to learn, you’ll be much happier in the future.
4. Be Grateful For What Is Good
We always complain about our so-called first world problems on a daily basis. However, when things do go really bad, stop and think about all the things you have to be grateful for. You’d be surprised how lucky many of us really are when we put things into perspective.
5. Anything Is Possible
Even when things are going horribly wrong, remember that it can change very easily. Anything is possible in this world. Many people have hit rock bottom before hitting the pinnacle of their success in life. Keep your head up and keep thinking optimistically.
6. Life Is Too Short To Be Upset
When things go wrong, realize that you’d rather live your life happy then fretting about the stupid stuff. Growing up, I let life get the best of me. However, as I got older, I quickly realized that there is a lot to life. If you want to have a meaningful life stop being upset all the time and look forward to the things that bring joy to you.
7. It’s A Journey, Not A Destination
If something bad happens, don’t let that be the end of your destination. Understand that you will hit rocky waters every now and then. However, you cannot panic and make failure your destination. Instead, understand it’s a journey and believe that you will eventually get there.
8. Nothing Lasts Forever
No matter how bad your current situation may seem, understand that things never last forever. Things will heal and things will get better. Embrace that and have a positive outlook on life. No matter how bad things may seem right now, understand that things will eventually get better at some point.