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How To Be Strong During Hard Times
Life is very challenging and it presents a different challenge every new
day. We all as a human require strong nerves and motivation to coop
up all those challenges. In such conditions, the naysayers will of course
think differently, but you don't want to be one of those! This article will
share some tips on how to stay strong during hard times.
Eveyone experience hard times at certain stages of the life. Maybe you
often feel depressed. And itcan bring a disheartening feeling that
makes you feel like there isno use in fighting on. Probably everyone is
tempted to sinkinto this dull and gloomy attitude some times, but not
everyone hasto yield to it.Those who acceptthe idea that they are
beaten, usually are beaten.Believe you are defeated, believe it long
enough, and it is likely tobecome a fact. With practice,you can stay
motivated and spend a happy and cheerful life. Here are 5 simple steps
that will help you stay motivated and be strong.
Step 1:Do not accept the idea of defeat:
People who achieve happiness andsuccess are the people who, when
sunk into a depressed mood willshake it off, so to speak, by refusing to
accept the idea of defeat. They practice positive thinking. I like to think
of it more like“plowing through it”, rather than, “shaking it
off”,actually. They know it is the thought of defeat that actually
causesdefeat, so they practicethinking positive thoughts. They retrain
their brain to thinkpositive thoughts of victory.
Step2:Think Spiritually:
Negative, unwanted thought patternsthat have become a habit in the
mind over a long period of time tend toresist change. You can condition
your mind tospiritual change by practicing spiritual thinking. Constantly
fill your mind withpositive, motivating materials, and positive thoughts
are sure tofollow.
Step3:Get Some Inspirational Material:
Get an earphone headset so that you areable to listen to motivational
speakers as you are going about yourday. And listen over and over,
until you believe in what you arehearing! In addition to audio you can
get inspirational literature from the internet, for that purpose you can
read some inspirational quotes about being strong in hard times.
Step 4:Pay attention to your thinking:
Study your thoughts and write them downon paper. Analyze them,
whether they are creative or destructive.Replace every bad thought
with a motivational thought. The next time youfind that same negative
thought crossing your mind, remember that youhave the power to
replace it-right then, into a positive thought. And then, you must
believe it.
Step 5:Rinse and Repeat:
Continueto practice positive thinking; One day at a time. It takes time.
As youhear a negative thought come into your head again, take
theopportunity to practice replacing it with a positive thought.
Youneed to think about what you think about while you are thinking
about it!
There will be events in your life youmay not be able to control, but you
CAN control how you think, feel,and react to them.Before you know it,
you'll begin tonotice that you are more aware of what you are thinking.
Rememberthat positive attracts positive, and positive thoughts will
help you stay motivatedand ultimately will help you get through
difficult times.