I’ve been having a bit of a hard time recently that has prompted me to write this short post.
I wanted to share with you the 6 things that I think about when I hit these periodic lulls, and let’s face it. We all hit lulls at one time or another.
These 6 things help me to bring my life, work and everything else into balance – So here goes…
#1: Put things into Perspective
Your problems affect YOU and other people don’t or won’t always understand what you’re going through. However, it’s always good to remind yourself that there are ALWAYS people who are much worse off than you right now. People who are going through real trauma and tough times.
When you think about that, it makes your problems seem less significant, and it helps remind you how lucky you are compared to others.
#2: Accept that Life Isn’t Always Going to be Easy
Just like happy and successful times come along, bad and unhappy times can come along also. It’s life, and we have to deal with it. Times can be testing, difficult and upsetting but when you truly accept that this is part of your experience you can often turn those times into a positive. You can learn from them and develop / improve as a person.
Remember, it’s only during hard times you’ll really discover who you are and what you’re made of.
#3: Nothing Lasts Forever
It’s easy to hit a lull or fall upon bad times and forget that it’s only temporary.
You get caught up in your situation and your feelings start to snowball. You become disheartened, lose your motivation, become irritable, and maybe even want to give up.
But the truth is bad times do come to an end. Nothing lasts forever and bad cycles will pass – Brighter, more successful days lay ahead.
#4: What Seems Big Now Will Be Insignificant in the Future
That’s right! That relationship that is recently over and burning a whole in your heart will mean nothing in 10 years from now.
That debt that is hanging around your head likely won’t exist in 5 or 10 years from now.
That job that you didn’t get – Pfftt! A better one will come along.
The fact of the matter is, little things can stress us all out. But ask yourself this – In 5,10, or even 20 years from now will you even remember it? Will it have impacted your life in any shape or form.
The answer is, “probably NOT!”.
#5: You’ve Survived Your Worse Days So Far
You need to remember that up to the present day, you have survived your worse days and are still here.
You probably won’t even realize how many bad times you have survived already in your life – It will be a lot.
Give yourself some credit and realize that you have survived every hard / bad / sad time so far in your life and you’re still here moving forward.
Heart aches, failures, break ups, grievances. You’ve beat them all and you can do it again.
#6: Tomorrow is a New Day
There’s a reason the sun rises on a morning, and the clocks reset at the start of a new day.
It’s because it’s a new day and an opportunity to get out of bed on the right foot and start a fresh.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. Everything that could have gone wrong did. But I took 10 minutes out of my day, sat down with a coffee and thought about the things that I have outlined in this post and it helped me regain my emotions and focus.
Guess what – I woke up this morning feeling a lot better.
We all have good and bad days, but every single day is a chance to start a fresh with a strengthened mindset, new ambitions, and the willingness to move forward.
Let the above points embed themselves into your mind and every time things seem hard, re-iterate them.
You’ll be back on track before you know it.
If you can relate, or have any tips / thoughts of your own, I’d love to hear from you – drop a comment below!
To your success and future happiness