Hard times always come. But there are things we can do to make them a little more bearable.
Whether you see life is a roller coaster or a box of chocolates, we can all agree that while there have been beautiful moments there are times when Hope seems so far away. It’s during those challenging times when we should be open more opportunities for king and refinement.
It’s so easy to become upset these days, but here’s a few ways to keep a smile on your face.
Say “For” Instead Of “To”
We’ve all had some sort of rendition of “why this is happening to me?” at one point. And still try saying “Why is this happening for me?”
Life happens for us. One word can change your perspective for the challenge you’re facing. Because those moments are hardship can be your greatest teachers.
Here’s something I’ve stopped doing and I need to begin again.
Keep A Gratitude Jounal
Practicing gratitude can be an antidote to sadness and negativity. And it’s been proven that practicing gratitude can rewire your brain to improve your happiness level in the long run.
Makes self-care a priority you’re in calendars. Speak kindly to yourself, Rita self-help book even if it’s a few chapters, start a new hobby, get plenty of sleep and exercise, oh and make time for that bubble bath and a glass of wine. Do what you love.
Keep An Open Mind And Perspective
Sometimes our rock-bottom moment can act as a springboard to launch a towards self improvement. Whatever you are going through, You can watch it has taught you. Every time I go through a tough time I always stop ask God “what do you want me to learn from this?” How can I transform this challenge into an opportunity? Sure, it may take a while, but with the right mindset, you’ll be amazed at the discovery you’ll.
Surround Yourself With Loved Ones
Your family and friends can be beacons of light you need in your life. Reaching out to them for support or even just laugh together and provide the endurance you need and helps keep you going. If you are alone cried reading a book, opening up my Bible and looking up uplifting scriptures, or something as simple as taking a walk around your neighborhood.
Allow Yourself To Have Bad Days
Washing yourself to be positive all the time and build up negative emotions and backfire on time. Allow yourself to feel all your emotions and make space for them. Crying is actually a great emotional release, so proud that he shoebox and left it here slow if that was helpful for you. But remember don’t have a pity party very often. A pity party every day trains your brain that sad can happen every day and can make you depressed. Everyone has trigger days. Sometimes someone will say something to me and it’s like my emotions go into overdrive I let it ruin my entire day, but then there’s a time I have to adult up and move on.
Make A List Of Things You Can Manage
If your thoughts are often focused on the things you can’t control until the point that you’re exhausted stop and take a breath. And share, except but you cannot control and make a list of what you can. Even if all you can control your attitude and your effort, if you important to acknowledge what you are capable of doing.
Spend Time In Nature
Unplug from your video streaming and smartphone and take a walk outside. Spending time in nature kind improve your mood and your mental health and it allows a good opportunity to practice mindfulness Which can produce many positive effects in your life and naturally uplifts us.
￼Uplift Someone Else Every Day
Every time the world is struck by disaster, millions of people rally around those affected to show their support. Service is a powerful and life-changing tool especially in the midst of our own challenges. Selfishness can give us purpose hope and strength to carry on. Every day try to uplift someone. I make a point to say or do something positive for someone every day.
Call a family member or friend you know is having a tough time, say hello to a stranger at the store. Help someone get something off the top shelf that they can’t reach, If someone needs help don’t just walk on by help them, or at least offer to assist them.
Uplifting others every day helps us feel uplifted and feel more positive in our daily lives.
It’s a simple biblical principal: Love God – Love People
Love God enough to follow his commandments and love people enough to give them a little joy, and we will learn to love ourselves a little more.
God Bless You