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Written by Myke Celis

February 1, 2022

Life has its own ups and downs.

And that’s ok.

I mean of course it will be really nice if life was purely a bed of roses.

But hey, realize that challenging times make life more interesting and they make us appreciate our random blessings more.

Not to mention that they teach us important lessons to help us grow further as we make our own lives more meaningful.

However, I won’t discount the fact that at times, life can be draining.

Things not happening the way we planned, unforeseen unfortunate events which make us fall off track.

All of which leave us feeling frustrated, anxious and unhappy . I think these are the best words to describe how majority felt

during the entire duration of the pandemic. Can definitely relate.

One important thing we tend to forget though: life goes on, no matter what.

And on that note, allow me to share with you the 5 things you must remember when you’re feeling sad:

1.) It’s only temporary

True. Think about it this way: would what you’re worrying about now still matter in a week, month or year’s time? Our initial reaction is to feel overwhelmed by everything that’s happening around us. By pausing and reflecting on the impact of what initially stressed us, we begin to realize that it’s not really life-changing so to speak after quite sometime. And that allows us to focus more on what we can still do at present to improve our meantime space.

2.) You’ve made it through before

I think you will agree with me on this that there are a lot of things in our lives that we managed to overcome but we tend to acknowledge them when the going gets tough. When you’re feeling sad, now is the best time to remember all those previous experiences which you have gone through and succeeded in the process. If you’re able to withstand that kind of test before, whether it’s surviving a betrayal, a break up, a failure or any other personal tragedy, know that you can do it once more because you have what it takes now: the experience and the lessons learned.

3.) Help is readily available

You’re not alone. You are supported and loved by a lot of people around you. You only need to reach out and let them know. Beyond your usual family, friends or significant others, you will be surprised by how even random strangers will be willing to give you a helping hand. Note though that when things seem really too much for you and you’re breaking down immensely non-stop, it is best to seek the help of a mental health professional so that you will be able to process things better and prevent you from spiralling down further.

4.) There’s always a silver lining

Practicing gratitude can help you get through even the toughest of days. Instead of just focusing on the problem (which actually amplifies it, based on the law of attraction), be intentional in seeking for what can be good about the space you’re in. By doing so, you find renewed value in whatever it is that’s making you sad as of the moment. In the long run, you will realize how that particular situation actually helped you grow more in the process only if you look beyond what is superficial and recognize the valuable lessons hidden underneath.

5.) You are still blessed

Hey, know that life can’t be that bad every single day. So now is the best time to bring out your journal and list down all the things that made you genuinely happy and proud. Remembering the good times during tough days allow you to find inspiration as you continue on with your #bestmeever journey, regardless of what you’re going through at present. Give yourself more credit and appreciate all things that went right in your life by not comparing yourself with others and simply focusing on your wins as they are.

I hope that by reading this you feel much better now.

Time to smile once more.

Your best life awaits.

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