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5 Simple Statements to Get You Through a Bad Day


Have you ever had those days where you just want to hide under your covers and forget about being an adult for a while?

Most of us have – laying in bed and removing ourselves from the madness just seems like too good of an offer to pass up sometimes. Even if life seems unbearable at times, though, you can still get through the day without choosing to give up on society.

Reassure yourself with these positive reminders when you feel defeated or overwhelmed. They will surely give you that motivation to keep going headstrong through the day:

5 Simple Statements to Get You Through a Bad Day

1. “You can do this.”

How many times do we talk ourselves out of doing something because we feel incapable or inadequate? Probably more times than we’d like to admit. Next time you hear that voice in your head telling you to just throw in the towel, challenge it with the counterargument that you can indeed accomplish the task at hand.

Remember that the only person stopping you from doing something is you, so don’t give in to a defeatist mentality. You can either empower yourself or tear yourself down, so choose to recognize your true power and believe in yourself. Your mind can easily play tricks on you, but you have a choice in what thoughts you pay the most attention to. Repeat motivating thoughts like this one, and you will quickly go from unmotivated and drained to excited and confident.

2. “You are enough.”

Building on that last statement, don’t just tell yourself you can accomplish your goals, but remind yourself that you have everything you need within to do so. Become your most reliable motivator, and don’t ever listen to people who only point out your flaws. Make sure you put things into perspective and realize that other people’s opinions of you don’t determine your true value. In our modern world, people pass judgment left and right, but that doesn’t mean you have to believe what everyone else says about you.

Have confidence in yourself and remember that you came here as a complete, limitless spiritual being; you already possess all the qualities which you seek elsewhere. Who you are at this very moment in time is more than enough.

3. “Everything is happening at the perfect time.”

Impatience runs rampant in our culture today. The idea of instant gratification is heavily ingrained into people at a young age, and as a result, many of us don’t remember that every flower starts out as merely a seed. Even if you feel buried underneath mountains of obstacles, just think of yourself as a seed, slowly blossoming into a beautiful flower and bravely pushing through the darkness toward the sunlight.

The best things in life really do take time, so remember that when you feel frustrated or stuck. You have to plant those seeds and give them nourishment before they can reach their full potential. You may not realize it now, but every challenge you face on your path is necessary for you to grow as a person. You can’t have success without failure, so keep this in mind next time you get discouraged by life.

4. “Just breathe.”

Even if everything seems to be going wrong, it never helps to become panicked and short of breath. It might help to excuse yourself from the situation, go outside, and just breathe some fresh air deep into your lungs. Everything seems more serious in the moment, but later, you will probably laugh at whatever happened that day, whether someone stole your bank card, you got a flat tire, or something else seemingly disastrous. Remember that as long as you have your health, you have everything, and that starts with taking long, controlled breaths rather than short, shallow ones that literally inhibit oxygen from reaching your cells.

If you can, close your eyes and meditate for a while as well. Deep breaths coupled with taking your mind elsewhere for a while can do wonders in relieving stress and helping you regain composure on those days where you just want to give up.

5. “Keep going.”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

No matter what life throws at you, put on your game face and don’t let the situation get the best of you. As long as you don’t give up, your unbreakable spirit can overcome anything that you encounter along your journey. Nothing can defeat you unless you allow it, so just tell the universe that you don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. As long as you have breath in your body, you can make a difference, work toward your dreams, and rebuild your life.

Remember, no one can stop a person who is determined to see something through. Even if you feel unsure of what direction to go in, just taking that first step will set all the other gears into action.

You came here during these times because you have a unique mission to accomplish and the strength to overcome any challenges you meet. We all came here to shake this world up and make our mark, so what message do you want to leave behind?

6 thoughts on “5 Simple Statements to Get You Through a Bad Day

  1. Reblogged this on Simple Living Over 50 and commented:
    Sometimes a message comes at the right time.

  2. Reblogged this on Educater and commented:
    We all have bad days!

    Our bad days are like our fingerprints, unique to our situations, but we all have them.

    Isn’t it nice to be able to follow some simple tips to guide us back to our comfort zones, knowing that there are others who may be feeling just like we do and who are trying their utmost best to get back on track, just like you are?

    I was so happy to read this article because it carries with it a simplicity and wisdom which can be applied to life at any and all times, not just during the bad days.

    My fellow blogger. Simple Living Over 50, also reblogged this post and I agree with him: it could not have been at a better time.

    I would like to add one more point:

    6. “Let go and let God”

    All things work for good. It does not matter what we expect. Life unfolds and all we need to do to remain in a state of calm and to have our wits about us, is to trust and submit to God.

    Things work out in his time not ours. He sees and understands and directs. If we take the time to be still, to tune in to his channel, then we will have the strength, patience and endurance to overcome any situation.

    Say a prayer and leave your troubles in his hands. It really does work. Try it!

    Thank you to Our Better Health for such powerful insights.

    What other statements would you offer to help someone overcome a bad day? Drop me a line to share your own words of wisdom.

  3. Reblogged on educater@wordpress.com
    Thank you and thanks to Simple Living Over 50 for sharing.

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