Thoughts for When You Are Feeling Low

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re at Your Lowest

 

There’s no doubt that life can be brutal at times. Sometimes we can be happily going along, when an unexpected crisis suddenly occurs from no-where.

Our resilience is really put to the test when we face such challenges.  When you are feeling low, the world can seem bleak, and it's difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So, if you are going through a tough time, here are a few things to keep in mind to help you get to better times ahead....

 

Things to remember when life throws you a curveball:

 

1 - You’ve been down before and rebounded.

This isn’t the first time that you’ve had to deal with challenging circumstances. Think back to the last time you thought you were dealing with more than you could handle.

How do you feel about that time now? It won’t be long before you can think back on your current situation and maybe even smile about it a little.

 

2 - There’s nowhere to go but up!

If you’re truly at your lowest, there’s a silver lining: There’s nowhere to go but up from here.

Reaching a true low point can be a blessing. It’s a chance to get real with yourself, dig in, and make some positive changes in your life.

 

3 - Even small changes can make a big difference.

When you’re feeling low, even a small change can have a big impact. Remember to focus on the small things - take one step at a time. Let go of all the overwhelming journey to come. Just one step. Then another step. Soon you will be through this, and life will be better.

 

4 - Gratitude can provide a more positive perspective.

Look for things you can be grateful about. Your perspective will change considerably, and you’ll be in a better position to find solutions to your current dilemma.

Gratitude is a great tool to have available during both good and difficult times. Are you strong enough to be grateful when you’re at your lowest?

 

5 - Progress is the key to feeling better.

People are happiest when making progress. Set a couple of small goals and achieve them. You’ll feel a lot better than you think.

It’s more enjoyable to be in a rough situation but clearly making progress each week, than to be in a good situation but clearly sliding backwards each week.

 

6 - You’ll be stronger for it.

Hard times create strong people. It's awful while it’s happening, but you might even be grateful someday for your current struggles. You’ll become stronger and more capable. All great transformations involve struggle and hardship - it's a natural part of the process of real change and strength.

 

7 - You’re not alone.

Remember that there are plenty of people that are willing to help. Avoid the urge to hide from the world and deal with your challenges alone. It’s unnecessary. Reach out and allow others to help you. What do you have to lose?

 

Stay in the game, even when the game gets rough. No matter how challenging your life might be right now,  you can overcome your current situation, and become a stronger person because of your experience.