No one likes to feel defeated. No one likes to feel uncomfortable. No one likes to feel that they can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. But we all go through these tough times. Here are some ways to pull through when things are getting you down.
It’s okay to feel bad.
Even the people you admire the most have gone through tough times. Allow yourself to feel the feelings and don’t put yourself down. When we are not in touch with our emotions and sensations, we’re listening to negative mind-talk. Mad mind-chatter gets you nowhere.
You’ve been here before.
Look at your track record. You’ve felt these feelings, you weren’t sure how you would get back up again, but you did. Even if you don’t feel this way, have faith that your desire to push through is greater than your feelings of defeat.
There’s good in the bad.
Everything that happens to us is for our growth. When we see things with that perspective, we can connect with what we’ve learned from even the most painful experience. It’s often in times of stress that the greatest learnings happen.