Not one person leads a life without feelings the grasp of Murphy's law for at least a short period. Sometimes it feels as if at every turn something is going wrong. To get through these tough times we really have to rally all of our will power to make it through, but many have struggled down this path before and made it. So will you.
1. A Positive Affirmation
Having a positive affirmation, prayer or mantra to repeat when things get rough can really help keep our brain on a positive track. Carry around your positive affirmation on a phone, notebook,bookmark, etc. Or you can ever memorize the positive affirmation, so you can repeat it whenever you are feeling down.
2. You are not ALWAYS in the Driver's Seat
Some things are just truly out of our control. Learn how to differentiate between those things you can control and those you can't. Once you know what you can control, you can begin making positive changes to avoid catastrophe in the future.
3. All Difficulties are Lessons
We think Steve Jobs put it best when describing how good and bad life events can lead to a successful final destination:
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
We cannot exactly know what the outcome of our actions will be, but we still have to keep putting our best foot forward to get through.
4. You are Not Alone
Friends, family, co-workers, pets, kids, acquaintances- we all have at least one person special to help us get through these time. Do not be afraid to lean on or even ask for help from people when you are in need. You may have to swallow your pride a little bit, but even getting a chance to vent can make all of the difference.
5. Maintaining your Healthy Lifestyle is Still Important
It can be easy to let healthy habits slip while we are going through tough times. The thing is during difficult time our body needs us to put in the effort even more due to the fact our survival instinct that kicks in during these time doesn't always offer the best outcomes for our health. It is imperative to keep up a healthy diet an exercise to maintain our current state of health. Remember to take care of yourself even when you have every excuse in the world to just go for that pizza and box of twinkies then binge watch television on Netflix.
6. The Best Way Out is Through
The only way to get past the tough times is to go through them. Rather than delaying dealing with any troubles you may have now, start figuring out what you can do to solve or alleviate the problem. There are some troubles that we cannot fix, but working on what we can offers some relief.
7. All Things are Temporary
As the old saying goes: "This to shall pass." You'll get through this, and you'll be a better person for it.