How To Get Through The Tough Times

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Life is a rollercoaster, it goes up and down, and sometimes you’re high, and sometimes you’re low. However, it’s those difficult times when you need a little extra help, a bit of support and some guidance. While sometimes there’s not a lot you can do to change those difficult times there are ways you can get through them and different ways to respond. If you can improve how you deal with the hard times, you not only live a happier life, but you also grow as a person. 

Remember this quote from American basketball player Alonzo Mourning, “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. And I’ve been through some tough times, and I know a lot of people can recall tough times, and maybe are going through some tough times right now, but they don’t last.” Here’s how you can make getting through hard times a little less stressful:

Focus On The Good Stuff

It might be easier said than done, look at the things you have rather than the ones you don’t. Even in the most awful situations, there are probably ways it could be worse, so try to focus on the ways you are fortunate and the things you are grateful for instead of focusing on the negative. Get it clear in your mind about what it is that you’re grateful for.

Change It Up

If you can identify the key takeaways from your difficult time, you need to make a change. If it’s a change you can implement immediately, do it so that you’re not in the middle of a problematic situation longer than necessary. 

Learn From It

If you can embrace the difficulties and struggles that life hands you because there will be a silver lining in each one of them. You’re a lot more resilient than you give yourself credit for.

Focus on What You Can Control

Some situations are beyond your control, and no matter what you do, you can’t change a thing. If you focus your time and energy on things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for even more frustration. Remember that there are things you can manage if someone close to you has died, you can make sure you organise the best funeral for them, you can have control over the company you use and somewhere like are available 24 hours a day seven days a week offering help and guidance. Focusing on what you can control is the only way you can make a change that’s going to help you. 

Write About It

If you’ve suffered a difficult time, writing about it can make you feel better. That’s in part because writing organises your thoughts, and this makes the whole experience feels less chaotic. Writing things down can give you an emotional release, insight into yourself and the feeling that you can file the problem away.

It can give you a confidence boost when you realise that you’ve already made so much progress and the light at the end of the tunnel will get brighter. Remember that pain is part of life and love, and it helps you grow.

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