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10 Things To Remember When Life Gets Hard

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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Have you ever been to the gym and didn't think you could make it through the next set? Your body may be tired and you think you've already passed your limit. A "yes you can" mindset can be the difference between giving up and pushing through. You're always stronger than you realize.

If you feel like you can't go on and you've been waiting long enough, remember these 5 thoughts about hitting rock bottom, failure, love, negativity, and your big break:

Life tends to operate in waves. Sometimes you ride the wave to the top, and other times it goes down for a long time. The comforting thing to know is, the moment you think you can't go on is often the springboard that brings you back on top of your game.

Read the stories from successful actors and business people. Many were in desperate places before they rocketed to fame and fortune. But you have to be willing to go to the bottom of the barrel first.

Think of it this way: The more failure you experience, the more opportunity you have in your life. Not everyone has so many chances to seize success and you can't expect to be good at everything, especially something you've never done before.

Think of one failure that's really bothering you, discover why it didn't work out, and make a of how to succeed next time.  

The law of attraction states that you attract the vibes you give off. In other words, become more of what you want, and you'll attract people you want to be around. The best way of finding love is to be loving.  

In the words of the famous poem Desiderata, love is as "perennial as the grass." You will find love again if you've lost it.

If you feel yourself dragged down by other people's attitudes, remember that to let any negative thought destroy your mood is your choice. You can choose to reflect on positive things or not. Sometimes this means you have to stop listening to depressing music or watching certain shows. Other times, you need to spend less time around people who don't lift you up.  

There's a saying that goes, your 20s are the time to set the table, and your 30s are when you enjoy the feast. This applies to all other ages and eras in your life as well. Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work for things to start going in your favor.

No matter what you're waiting for, whether it be the love of your life, a new career path, or enough money to make ends meet, believe good things are coming. It'll be more wonderful than you imagined.  

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