Just Do Something
The first of these is to find three simple things you can do each day, because as you do them, no matter how small the tasks may be, they keep you moving through the difficult times, and you’ll start to feel a bit better.
Keep in mind the old adage ‘this too shall pass;’ don’t be tempted to sit around waiting in your own darkness for too long.
Keep the Difficult Times in Perspective
Secondly, keep perspective. Remember that there have been good times – don’t cut loose from those happy memories – and trust there will be more good times in the future.
You’ve been given the power of choice, although it may not feel like it. When times are hard, we often don’t feel very competent or capable. And yet we’ve each been given a gift; the gift of freewill to direct our own attention, attitudes and actions. So take back control. Look for the things you can change that will make a difference in your life.
And consider asking someone for help; we’re not meant to do everything single-handed.
Finally, don’t forget gratitude. Not because this is what someone says you ought to do, but because you’ll feel genuinely better when you can recognize and appreciate some of the things that really are good in your life. The more you appreciate them, the more you start you engage with life again and your enthusiasm will return.
These life changing tips may not seem like a big deal, but they can, quite literally, help you turn the corner. Then as you start to take a few small steps, you find you can deal with life’s difficulties more easily.