There are times when we are just bumbling along, trying to manage the messes we find ourselves in or to sail smooth in the rough, choppy waters. 

Sure, they happen to me when the spirit feels heavy and I cannot think beyond the now. 

Here are the things that I must remind myself of :

1. Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of others. Practice self compassion. Be kind to yourself. Try to be understanding just as you are for others in need of guidance and support. Be non judgemental. Forgive yourself. It is alright. You need all the love you can get. 

2. This, too, shall pass. Good moments and bad moments are made so through our perceptions. And whatever it is that you are going through at the moment is unlikely to stay forever. Life is a constant state of flux. Embrace the change, even welcome it. Nothing difficult is going to stay that way forever. 

3. There are no lives without challenges and no paths without obstacles. Enjoy the process of getting to your goal. Stay grateful that you have the resources and the confidence to tackle the difficult times. 

4. The perfect moment is Now. The present is when everything that you have aspired for comes together. Do not wait to prepare to launch your dream. Understand the why of your dream and of your action and the how would fall into place. Your deeper self only needs to be convinced of the importance of pursuing what you want. The actual way to go about doing it would fall into place if you are committed enough. 

What is your favorite piece of advice that you hang onto, when times are difficult? 

13 thoughts on “4 Things I Need to Hear when the Times feel Tough

  1. This too shall pass is my first choice..

    Some other thoughts that keep me moving are:

    If you can’t win, who can; If you can won, who can’t..

    Sincere efforts payoff eventually.. Though the when and how is most uncertain, It would definitely reach you when you need it the most.. Hence when help isn’t reaching you, you’re not far away from reaching your destination.. So just push for tiny bit more..

    Thinking of much worse conditions I could have been in and realising how gifted and thankful I’m..

    Just hold on and the future you will laugh at this present you for such trivial hold ups..

    And the best of all is going through my old posts / thoughts scattered in drafts.. It makes me see myself in a better way.. If I could write that to motivate someone, I’m far better than my present self and need a better credit to myself..

    Hope that’s not too much blabbering.. πŸ˜‰

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    1. These are some really motivating thoughts!

      The best thing is that we really are better beings than yesterday and we need to remind ourselves of that!

      At this time, I needed to hear your uplifting words too. Thank you for the meaningful comment and all the encouragement.

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  2. When things get tough, I do my best to trust God as a matter of fact. Sometimes I think of the piece of scripture “those who have walked in darkness have seen a great light” and that can remind me that there is hope at the end of the tunnel

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    1. “Those who have walked in darkness…”. This is so beautiful, Meg!

      Our lives really are a combination of the divine, the good and the challenging. Perhaps, the best thing is to accept them all with equanimity.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It means a lot.


      1. That quote reminds me of a lyric from Les Mis. The lyric “even the darkest night will end and the sun will raise” reminds me directly of that piece of scripture

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