There’s no doubt that life can be brutal at times – needless to say. Even if you’ve been blessed to this point, everyone reaches a time that represents a significant setback or some form of hardship.
People are tested when faced with great challenges. Are you confident that you can answer that challenge?
As Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” What will you do when life punches you in the face?
To ensure you’re prepared, here 7 things to be mindful of when you’re at your lowest:
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 add some positivity to your life.
Small changes can make a biggest differences. When you’re at your lowest, even a small change can have a big impact. Adjusting your diet, rearranging your room, switching your morning or evening routine are a few examples of some ways to get you out of a funk.
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.
Gratitude can give you a better 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 wonderful tool to have during both good and difficult times. Are you strong enough to be grateful when you’re at your lowest?
You’ve been down before and rebounded. Most likely, this isn’t the first time you’ve had to deal with a challenge. Think back to the last time life felt difficult. How do you feel about that time now? It won’t be long before you can reflect on the current obstacle and maybe even smile about it.
You’ll only be stronger for it. Hard times create strong people. It stinks while it’s happening, but you might be grateful someday for your current struggles. You’ll become stronger and more capable.
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 assist you. What do you have to lose?
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when everything seems to be crashing down around you, but you can overcome your situation. Set a simple goal and achieve it. Then, set a slightly bigger goal and achieve it. The momentum you gain can give a great boost of confidence and optimism!
Stay in the game, even when the game gets rough. No matter how challenging your life might be, it could actually be worse. Others have overcome poverty, language barriers, health issues, being orphaned, and abuse, and come out on top. You can overcome your current situation, too.
We’re rooting for you!
Avery and Brian