We’ve all been there: sometimes, life just sucks.
When you’re having one of those days (or weeks, or even months…), it’s important to do 2 things:
- Keep Things In Perspective.
- Do Whatever It Takes To Start Feeling Just The Tiniest Bit Better.
In this post, I want to share some insights and resources that will help you with that.
Everyone Struggles Sometimes
First, it’s essential to understand that when you’re feeling down, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Everyone – and yes, I really do mean everyone – struggles at some point. Everyone has things in their life they think aren’t going their way, or has times when they doubt that whatever it is they want is possible for them.
Recognizing this fact helps you to remember that no matter how alone you may feel at times, there is support out there, and you can always find help.
Not only that, but realizing that everyone has times when life sucks helps to make it easier. A lot of people have a tendency to beat themselves up for what they see as their own individual failures or shortcomings.
They get angry or depressed when they come up short, thinking they “should” be doing something better, or different, when, more often than not…that’s just life.
Once you get that, here’s how to fix it.
What To Do When “My Life Is a Complete Disaster”
Firstly, take a breath, and know that you’re in the right place.
The most important step you can take to turn your life around is exactly what you’re doing: get the information and resources you need.
Understand that there is no “miracle cure” or “perfect life” out there. Instead, it’s about finding a lot of little solutions that make gradual, but compounding improvements.
Even the smallest step forward can make a huge difference…often faster than you might imagine.
So, check out the following resources, and don’t wait to take that first step.
These Resources Will Help
1. The Positive Thinking Playbook.
This is one of my favorite resources for learning how to improve your thoughts. It’s short and to the point, with 10 simple lessons and exercises that you can apply every day.
2. Stepping Back – A Simple Exercise to Re-Center
Another great tool you can use is a technique I call stepping back. It is a simple breath exercise that you can use anytime, anywhere.
It only takes a few seconds, and will instantly help you to reconnect with your own natural energy and inner joy, no matter how bad life around you may seem at the time.
3. Appreciate What Is Already Going Well.
Often, one of the reasons we think life sucks is a lack of focus on the things that are already going well for us. Either out of impatience or expectation, we think we “should” be somewhere other than where we are, right now.
Taking the time to learn to appreciate the good that is already around you is essential to regaining the sense of vibrancy and wonder that is an essential part of a happy life.
Read this post to learn more:
4. If Lack Isn’t Your Problem…
Just as appreciation on the way to our goals is an important part of managing our thoughts, so too is the way we respond after we have already achieved them.
It is very, very common to set a goal, achieve it, and then feel depressed. Without the long-term goal that’s been driving you for all these years, life can feel empty and meaningless.
If that applies to you, try reading this:
5. Expand Your Consciousness with a Spiritual Documentary
Sometimes, life isn’t the problem. It’s you.
If you can’t seem to feel excited by what’s going on around you, and you don’t have the wherewithal to get up and go after something that excites you, you might need a reality…err…consciousness check.
Check out this list of great spiritual documentaries to give your mind a boost.
6. Read Our Top-Ranking Spiritual Articles
Lastly, I’ve compiled a great list of our top spiritual blogs and articles here at The Joy Within. Just like the documentaries above, they’ll help you put life in perspective, and start you down a different path.