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Surviving Tough Times!

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.”- Joel Osteen 

When you will find yourself in a problem situation, remember to remind yourself of these:

  1. You’ve been through worse.
    Think of the greatest adversity you have ever encountered in your life and how you were able to get through it. You may be amazed to discover that you have had survived tougher and rougher situations.
  2. This is just a bad day, not a bad life.
    Just because things are going wrong this time doesn’t mean that life is no longer good. You can cry over your problems, but do not forget the other good things that are going well in your life too. This is the best time to count your blessings.
  3. Change your Paradigm.
    Instead of whining about the bad situation, focus on how this experience would make you a better person. What is it trying to teach you? How will you respond?
  4. Keep Calm.
    Anxiety and stress would only magnify the problem in your own perception. It makes the problem bigger than it really is. So do not stress out and calm yourself. Remember that a problem ALWAYS has a solution. Otherwise, it is not a problem.
  5. You are in control.
    You cannot choose how to feel; BUT you can always choose how to respond.Do not let the situation control you. Be in control of the situation.

Smile even when in trouble, happiness will find you! 🙂

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Date Written: July 15, 2016

35 thoughts on “Surviving Tough Times!

      1. Oh..sorry to hear about that…well, try to scroll down a little on the comments. Perhaps you’ll see a little something here that would make you smile =)

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      1. She’s awesome isn’t she? I wonder if you know Deb?! She is also friends with Miriam – she writes a daily gratitude post on a blog called Once Upon A Hot Flush – I think you would like her blog 🙂 xx


  1. All awesome advice. For the last one though, I would personally choose the word respond over react. I tend to view reacting as a negative immediate response, before giving it thought. Though I guess after a while, your positive responses can become reactions?

    Enjoyed reading and great post!

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    1. Thank you Pulkit! I see what you mean. Now that you’ve mentioned, I realize you’re right about the word “react”. So I am changing it. 🙂 I’m glad that you like my post!

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    1. Hi Shiraqs! I’m sorry to know that you’re experiencing tough time at this point in your life. It hurts when we feel rejected especially by people whom we look up to for support…but instead of harboring hatred, take it as an opportunity to show them that you can be mature and take responsibility & accountability for yourself. I’m praying for you…😊

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