Sept. 7, 2020

35: Three Daily Practices to Make the Best of Hard Times

We’ve been living through some crazy times! But the reality is… there is always hardship. For every great season of life, you’ll have to walk through a hard one. That’s not negative thinking- that’s just the ebb and flow of life! I wanted to...


We’ve been living through some crazy times! But the reality is… there is always hardship. For every great season of life, you’ll have to walk through a hard one. That’s not negative thinking- that’s just the ebb and flow of life! I wanted to give you three simple steps that you can come back to daily for renewed strength and positivity. These steps are an incredible practice for everyday life, but especially powerful for when you’re walking through the hardest seasons and struggling the most.

You won’t be happy all the time, BUT you can ALWAYS choose positivity and gratitude. Follow these three steps daily to shift from negativity and doubt to fullness and light.

Step 1: Ask yourself, “What is actually true”? Acknowledge the words you speak to yourself and to others. Recognize what is true within the hardship you are facing. Then, reframe what ISN’T. For example, if you tell yourself, “this is hard and I’ll never make it through”, you can reframe this to, “Yes, this IS hard, BUT I will make it through!”. Because the reality is, you WILL. This doesn’t take away from the challenges you are facing. Your feelings are VALID. But reframing your thoughts to a place of positivity and productivity will keep you moving forwards.

Step 2: Protect and recharge your energy. Your energy is one of your most valuable assets. It’s what keeps you going each day! If you are NOT taking time each day to do things for yourself that fill up your cup, such as a morning routine, daily movement, self-care, etc., you will have nothing left to give to anyone else. Especially, you will be left feeling extra drained and resentful of your current reality. Set boundaries for yourself. Take care of yourself BEFORE you answer to anyone else in your day. Move your body daily. Clock out when it’s time to clock out. Honor yourself and you’ll find that you’re more okay than you think you are.

Step 3: Embrace the present moment. THIS is the only moment you have for sure, so you better be making the most of it. No matter the hardship you’re facing, there is always something to be grateful for. Make it a point to recognize all you can be grateful for at this very moment you’re in. Practice this every single day, and watch as the gratitude begins to pour into your life. Dreaming and planning for the future is great, but THIS is the moment you get to exist in right now. If you’re reading this, you have much to be grateful for.

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