What to do When Life Sucks Big Time
Sometimes, life sucks. And it sucks big time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life. But man, it’s hard sometimes.
I mean, I know there are certain things you can do when life sucks, but it’s not always easy to keep your spirits high.
You know, my life wasn’t all rainbows & butterflies for the past few months either.
There were the good stuff alright. But then there were the bad stuff as well. In short, let’s just say that my sister got diagnosed with breast cancer and a coworker of mine committed suicide.
And how did I manage it all? By doing the things I’ve listed below – and those are the things that kept me sane for the most part.
Keep reading on to find out what I do in times of trouble that you can do as well to feel better!
Stay in the present
Don’t look at the bigger picture when things go south.
Instead, focus on the present – look at the little things in life.
That way, you get to temporarily experience moments of joy – even if you feel sad the rest of the time.
I’ve found that staying in the present helps me reduce pain and suffering.
It has also allowed me to see that nothing ever is as bad as it seems.
Here’s a video where I share my personal experience about difficult times and staying mindful in the present.
Say out loud how you feel
Don’t hold your emotions in.
Instead, talk about how you feel – say things out loud, even if that means talking to yourself in the mirror.
The more you talk about it, the less it will hurt.
You get to verbally digest pain out of your system and let it out for good.
Drop the Why me? talk
You probably didn’t do anything wrong to be where you are right now. I know that.
However, the more you ask why me, the more you make yourself feel like a helpless victim. And that will only push you deeper into depression.
The moment you stop asking yourself why me is the same exact moment you get the control over your life – and over your happiness! – back.
Count your blessings
As I said, nothing in life is ever black or white. Life’s all about the grey area.
So to add a bit of white to your black right now and make it gray, why not practice gratitude?
It’s a great way to become aware of what you already have.
My advice would be to just make a list and start counting the things that bring you joy.
You’d be surprised to learn just how many blessings you have to be happy about even when the world seems to be falling apart.
Try to learn something from your pain
Everything happens for a reason. That reason isn’t always clear at first but one day, you’ll look back and it’ll all make sense.
Pain is inevitably unpleasant – and there’s no way around that. But also, pain always teaches us a lesson. Try to look for what your momentary pain is trying to teach you.
Maybe you’ll learn how to appreciate something a bit more.
Maybe you become a better person – kinder, more compassionate. Remember it’s all temporary
Life won’t always suck. I know it doesn’t seem like it right now but trust me. There are good times in life and then there are the bad times. Yin and yang make the full circle, right?
Give yourself some time. Give life some time. Before you know it, things will work out and life will work out and everything will get better. I promise.
What do you do when things don’t go as planned? How have you coped with a hard time in your life? Share with me in a comment and let me know – I’d love to use my experience to help someone!