Life is full of good and bad, and no matter what you do, there will always be times when someone you love is sick, money troubles are getting the better of you, your car breaks down, your team loses the championship, or you fail a big exam.
The key to getting through any challenge is to remember all the times you succeeded in the past and feed your mind good thoughts.
When you're not sure how you'll get through tough times, remember these 10 uplifting things:
Every person who's walked this earth has fought through challenges. Perhaps you've gone through the loss of a loved one, had serious money trouble, or successfully graduated from college.
Whatever battles you've had to fight, take a moment to think of things you've done that you never thought you could do. Because of those difficulties you've had to face, you're now stronger to be able to deal with today's trials. Believe in yourself. You're stronger than you think.
Heartbreak and disappointment are never fun. Being excited about something and having your heart crushed can have its benefits, though. You may not be able to see it in the moment, but perhaps that person who left you did you a big favor. Or that dream vacation that fell through would've ended in disaster.
We don't know why things happen. The best we can do is realize it was a blessing and choose to move on.
All you have to do is look at your history to see how many big life changes happened. Whether you make changes or not, they will come. Your struggles of today will not be the same a year from now.
Make a habit of keeping a journal and re-reading pages from last year. You'll be surprised how fast your mindset and surroundings transform in just a few months.
Yes, you have exactly 53 things on your to-do list, but if you're feeling tired and burned out, it's time to take a break. Instead of making dinner, order your favorite takeout meal. Rather than go to that party, take a much-needed nap. Call in sick to work if you're not feeling well.
Giving your body and mind a rest doesn't mean you're a failure. It means you are human.
We need other people in our lives to give advice and be uplifting examples, but it becomes an issue when you're constantly comparing your own life to your friends' social media feeds, Netflix shows you watch, and your own misconceptions about what life should look like.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, because no one else in the world has the same past, body, preferences, goals, ideals, limitations, or strengths as you. Write your own story.
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