Getting Through Hard Times in Life – 5 Tips

Hard times in life  may seem like marathons, but the important thing to remember is that they do come to an end. Everyone’s life is a trail that has its own smooth and rough patches.

When things are not happening the way you want or even when you are going through the hardest patches of the life, the best thing you can think of is “This shall too pass!” No matter what the situation, it is your reaction that matters the most.

You need to come out of your comfort zone and work towards a new dream and one day you’ll not even remember that you ever went through hard times.

In fact, I am a strong believer of this philosophy and I want to share some thoughts with you.

1. Do Not Portray Yourself As The Victim

Often when people are caught in a grave situation or face some untoward incident in their life, they often tend to victimize themselves just to gather their own sympathy or to find an excuse. Most often they start a thought process like “Why Me” as if only they do not deserve such fate.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it ~ Charles Swindoll (Tweet this)

But let me tell you this is a stagnant thought process! When you face such difficult moments, instead of figuring out why this happened to you, you should be focusing on what can be done further to reduce the after effects of the incident. To allow the healing process to being, stop being a victim.

2. Worrying Will Add To Your Pain

For many people, worrying is a like a perpetual habit and when they face a severe situation, for them, it seems like the crashing of their world. However, worrying has nothing to do with real actions. Worry is always a negative feeling about the outcome.

And hard times in life are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.~ Gabrielle Williams (Tweet this)

If you do not have any control on the circumstances and the result, the best thing is to find out the ways to handle the situation until it passes. Another thing that you can do is, instead of repeating negative pictures of your situation and its result, imagine different scenarios in that situation and prepare yourself for future. A positive “worrying” is a better idea.

3. Use a Smile As Your Weapon Against a Tough Situation

Yes, you can use your smile to ward off any negativity that might engulf you in the hard times in life. Smiling helps reduce the negative feelings and it breaks internal stress. Also, a smile limits the number of people who want to know what’s wrong with you when you do not want to talk about it!

4. A Positive Environment Brings Positivity

Surrounding yourself with positive people obviously brings positive energy and you can refocus your situation with another perspective. When you find a positive friend, you can verbalize with them your feelings, doubts, fears and your problem. When you communicate with someone else about your situation, it helps release stress that is building inside you and also they may suggest you some solution.

5. Take Some Time To Heal

So, if you have seen hard times in life, do not rush to assume that you are fine too soon. Take some time and let your emotional wounds heal naturally. Since time is the greatest healer, let it do its job and it is best thing you can do for your emotional and physical well being.

Read more on this topic in When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going.


In fact, we humans are blessed with more energy, more strength and more potential than we think we have. Hard times in life are a fact of life, and it isn’t easy to see how to get through them while you’re singing the blues. These tough times offer the opportunity to test your inner strength.

Every situation, hard it may be, teaches you some life lesson. So, live your life well and deal better with hard times in life!


About the Author

Vandana Singhal writes extensively on science, technology, health, and travel. Vandana has a degree in science and is artistic in nature.

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