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Life is not always easy, sometimes we go through things that really bring us down. If you feel like giving up or are just at your wit’s end, this article is something you need to read.

We all go through hard times because lets face it, life is never going to be a piece of cake. You are far stronger than you realize and you will be able to get through it all. Below I am going to go over some things that you should do your best to remind yourself of when you’re really in your feels. While things might be hard right now, they will not be hard forever. Once you’ve hit bottom there is nowhere to go but up.

9 Things You Need To Remember When Life Hits Hard:

1. Your thoughts are your reality.

You are the one bringing yourself down. While it might seem like the world around you is collapsing the thoughts you’re allowing to occur are what really take the most toll on you. When you cannot change something, accept it. Move forward as best you can if you really want to change your reality.

2. You are stronger than you think.

You have your own inner strength whether you see it or not. You are capable of amazing things and you need to start realizing it. Seeing yourself for who you truly are is going to benefit you greatly. NEVER let anything that life throws your way make you feel as if you are losing your strength, your strength is not something you can lose.

3. Life is a journey.

Your life is an amazing journey that is going to be filled with ups and downs. You are going to go through hard points and some of them will really bring you down and make you want to give up. The path that brings you to where you need to be will bring you through some things that you might not want to experience. Just keep in mind, everything happens for a reason.

4. There is nothing wrong with taking a step back.

Sometimes we just have to learn to take a break and relax. There is nothing wrong with giving yourself what you need when you need it. Not everyone can keep going when they are facing certain things. Step back, think things through, and then return with a fresh mind.

5. Self-care is not selfish.

Self-care is so important for a healthy mind and soul. You can’t just push yourself through things without taking the time to ensure you as a human being are being taken care of properly. You cannot keep doing things for other people and forcing your own needs behind theirs. There is nothing selfish about taking care of yourself!

6. You have to fall before you can fly.

You cannot expect success to come without failure. You have to go through the hard times in order to get to the easy ones, and remember, there will always be brighter days. You might not see it now but you will start to see it in time.

7. Just because you’re positive doesn’t mean you should ignore the negative.

You can be positive without allowing the negative to control you. Acknowledging the negative and moving on from it rather than obsessing over it will get you much further than giving it power. Being positive doesn’t mean you are never going to be down in the dumps, it just means you see things in a different way.

8. If not today there is always tomorrow.

Sure, we might have a lot to do today but there will always be a tomorrow. You shouldn’t stress about getting things done as quickly as possible. Tomorrow might not be ideal but it will still get you where you need to go.

9. You grow through the things you experience.

Every hard moment in this life is an experience that teaches you something. There are tons of lessons in this life and we have to learn them all. Just because it sucks doesn’t mean it isn’t happening for a reason.

Life is not always going to be fun but it isn’t always going to be so complicated either. Do what you feel you need to do and be there for yourself and those who matter. You will make it through this, believe in yourself.