10 Things to tell yourself during hard times

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Hey there, welcome to my blog post for today! I want to share with you some tips on how to cope with hard times in life.

We all go through tough times at some point, whether it's because of a breakup, a loss, a health issue, money or anything else that makes us feel stressed, sad, or hopeless. But don't worry, you're not alone in this, and you can get through it with some positive thinking and self-care.

Here are 10 things you can tell yourself when you're going through hard times to help you feel better and more hopeful, there are no magic bullets to a cure, but make sure you grab the small wins that will add up and make a difference to your situation:

Number 1. "This too shall pass."

This is one of my favorite phrases to use when I'm feeling low. It reminds me that nothing lasts forever, not even the bad stuff. No matter how shit things seem right now, they will eventually change and improve. The pain you're feeling will fade away, and you'll be able to enjoy life again. So don't give up, just hang in there and trust that things will get better.

2. "I am strong and capable of getting through this."

Another thing I like to tell myself is that I have the strength and the skills to overcome any challenge. I know that I've been through hard times before, and I've always managed to survive and grow from them. I have the resources and the support I need to deal with this situation. I have the power and the courage to face my problems and find solutions. I am not a victim, I am a survivor.

3. "I have faced difficult situations before, and I have come out stronger."

This is a great way to boost your confidence and resilience. Think back on all the times you've overcome difficulties in your life, and how they made you stronger and wiser. You've learned so much from your past experiences, and you can use that knowledge to cope with your current situation. You've proven to yourself that you can handle anything that comes your way, so don't let this one get you down.

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4. "I am not alone."

Sometimes we feel like we're the only ones who are going through hard times, and that no one understands or cares about us. But that's not true at all. There are so many people who love us and want to help us, we just need to reach out to them and let them know how we feel. Whether it's a family member, a friend, or a therapist, there's always someone who can listen to us and offer us support and comfort. We don't have to go through this alone.

5. "I can learn from this experience."

Every challenge we face in life has a lesson for us to learn. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of the situation, we can try to find the positive ones. What can we learn from this experience? How can we grow from it? How can we use it to improve ourselves or our lives? By looking for the silver lining in every cloud, we can turn our hardships into opportunities for growth and change.


I have the power to control my thoughts and actions. This is a very important one. You see, the way you think and act can make a huge difference in how you feel and how you handle the situation. If you focus on the negative, you will feel more stressed and hopeless. But if you focus on the positive, you will feel more optimistic and empowered. You have the power to choose how you think and act, so use it wisely!


I can take things one step at a time. Sometimes the problem seems so big and overwhelming that we don't know where to start. That's why it's helpful to break it down into smaller, manageable steps. You don't have to solve everything at once. Just take one step at a time, and celebrate every little progress you make. You will be surprised by how much you can accomplish if you just keep moving forward.


I am worthy of happiness and success, despite the challenges I am facing. This is another crucial one. Don't let the hard times make you doubt your worth or your potential. You are still an amazing person who deserves to be happy and successful in life, no matter what obstacles you encounter. Don't let the hard times define you or limit you. You are more than your problems.


I can find gratitude in even the smallest things. Gratitude is a powerful tool that can help you shift your perspective and appreciate what you have in life. When you're going through hard times, it's easy to focus on what's wrong and what's missing. But if you look closer, you will find that there are still many things to be grateful for, even in the midst of chaos. Maybe it's a sunny day, a warm hug, a good book, a delicious meal, or a kind word from a friend. Whatever it is, find something to be thankful for every day, and watch how your mood improves.


I am capable of asking for help when I need it. Last but not least, don't be afraid to reach out for help when you need it. You are not alone in this. There are people who care about you and who want to support you through this difficult time. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or failure. It's a sign of strength and courage. It shows that you are willing to admit that you need some assistance and that you are open to learning from others. So don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it. You will be glad you did.

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Hopefully, you made it to the bottom here and are reading this. Thank you for taking a moment with my post, I hope you gleaned a small nugget of info that was useful to you, and I wish you a better day.