When you're going through a rough patch in life, it can feel like your world is crumbling around you, and that can be a painful thing to process. Whether it's a loss, heartbreak, an illness, or other life-altering event, it can feel like there is no way out as you're going through it. As hard as it may be right now, rough patches don't last forever, and these challenging moments in life happen for a reason. The most important thing you can do as you face these uncomfortable moments is to motivate and uplift yourself to push through.
When life has you backed into a corner, read some of these motivational quotes to help jump-start your healing process, and move forward.
"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." – Frederick Keonig
Happiness is a choice, and if you want to experience happiness in your life, you have to make that choice every day. Happiness isn't something that will fall into our laps. You have to make the conscious effort to see happiness in your circumstances. We often don't realize it, but when we don't acknowledge the small things in life that make us happy, we're robbing ourselves at the opportunity to be happy. You felt so down today, but the beautiful, sunny day made you feel warm inside, and you smiled. Acknowledge those moments of happiness when they happen, and you'll continue to find joy even in the tough moments in life.
"Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better."- C. JoyBell C.
It's natural for us to want to hold on to things that feel good. Even if they may be harmful to us in the long run, it's where our comfort lies, and we want to hold onto that comfort. Change is inevitable, and we can't run away from it. If we reject change, we will always be stuck. There's so much in this world for us to experience. If we don't take that chance we'll never know what was out there that could've been even better for us.
"A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure."- Henry Kissinger
The most beautiful things in life are created through rough conditions. What you're going through right now is tense, and there is a lot of pressure building up inside of you. It's uncomfortable to bare, and you want to make it stop. You can't do that. You have to go through the pressure to see the beauty that comes after it. You have to experience the pain before you can heal. You have to weep before you walk. But it will all be worth it in the end.
"We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test."-Isabel Mende
Sometimes you won't realize how strong you are when going through a rough time until after it's over. There is a powerful strength we have that is only exposed when it is needed. Life will put us in situations where we have no choice but to be strong. Although we may not feel like we're strong, strength is working within us.
"You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try and make everyone happy. For now, take time for you. It's time to replenish."- Unknown
We will drive ourselves to the ground by trying to fix everything and everyone. If we are trying to fix everything and everyone, who's going to fix us? Who's going to take care of us when we're tired and broken? We have to prioritize ourselves and pour into us so we can pour into others without leaving ourselves depleted. It's okay to say no when you need to. It's okay to take time to rest and take care of yourself. It's not selfish; it's necessary.
"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one."- Unknown
The past is called the past because it's meant to be behind us. If we keep dwelling on what happened, what we could've done, how it should've been, we are taking away time from our future. What has happened has happened, and there's nothing you can do accept move forward. Don't be what holds yourself back from experiencing peace and fulfillment. Acknowledge the past for what it was, and let it go. We have so much to look forward to in life, and the past isn't meant to go with us.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." – Nelson Mandela
We can't go through life running from failure; it's going to happen. It doesn't mean we are bad people, that we aren't capable, or our lives aren't good. It just means there are lessons in life that we have to learn by falling. Life is about getting up when we've been knocked down. Yes, the fall might hurt, and it may even be sore for a while, but as long as we get up, we're going to be okay.
Your current circumstances might not be ideal, but they had to happen. You may not be able to see it today, tomorrow, or even a month from now, but one day you will understand why you went through this rough patch. This won't be the last time you go through something either. Life is about experiencing the good and the bad. What makes life worth living after the bad is understanding that there is a greater purpose for current pain.