There are plenty of useful tips for dealing with the hard times, but unfortunately, they don’t help at times. Everyone faces difficult times, but not all people let problems and troubles spoil their life. I’m a huge overthinker and highly sensitive person so even the smallest problem can spoil my day. I tried many tips and tricks but nothing helped. If you are trying to survive rough times, I suggest that you try the following tips to cope with the hard times when nothing helps. They do wonders for me!
1. Close your eyes
The first thing I always do when I feel terribly down is simply close my eyes and clear my mind. You know how it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the problems and upsetting thoughts, and you probably know that feeling when you just don’t know whether it’s life or death. I hope you will never experience that feeling. A few months ago I had to cope with that feeling. It wasn’t easy but I knew that I must do it. I’m a strong person by nature and I believe all those troubles and challenges made me even stronger. I live once so I don’t want to spend my time worrying about unfairness at work, toxic friends and coworkers, and things I can’t change. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let go of all your worries in order to clear your mind. Feel alive, be thankful for it, and smile no matter what. Your smile will help fight any problem.
If you can’t let go of your worries when you close your eyes. Try to pray. Praying is a good option for people who suffer from anxiety or who can’t cope with their emotions. Many of us don’t believe in the power of prayer, but I believe in it. When fear or anxiety arises, I start praying and it really helps me cope with the hard times when nothing helps.
3. Let go of people you don’t want to see
While you can’t avoid those annoying coworkers or boss, you can let go of friends or relatives you don’t want to see in your life. They might be good people, but if you feel down every time you speak to them, you’d better avoid them. When you’re going through a hard time, you need to surround yourself with positive people who inspire you and make you feel better. If you can’t avoid a toxic coworker, just ignore them. Before talking to them, take a deep breath to calm yourself down. Remember, you have more important problems so don’t waste your time on people who don’t want the best for you.
4. Believe in yourself
No matter the situation, you should always believe in yourself. Yes, you are facing a tough time now, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t cope with those challenges. You will, I believe in that, and you should believe too. Whether we want it or not, life is full of problems and challenges. Our task is to learn how to overcome them wisely. No one believed in me when I told my parents, friends and coworkers that I’d quit my well-paid job and start writing and volunteering instead. However, belief in myself helped me start living the life of my dreams, and enjoy those little things I didn’t notice due to my hectic schedules.
5. Be selfish
If you are a kind person (like I am), it’s hard for you to be selfish in any situation. But from personal experience I can say that it’s really difficult for kind people to survive in this cruel world. When you are trying to cope with the hard times, it’s okay to stay indifferent and selfish. If you need some me time, cancel that meeting or date, and spend that time thinking about yourself only. Sure, it doesn’t mean you should always be selfish. But you should make your well-being a priority.
No matter what happens in your life, remember you are strong enough to cope with anything life throws your way. You are not alone. Stay positive, believe in yourself and you will see that life isn’t as hard as you might think. What are your tips for overcoming the hard times?