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5 Tips to Staying Strong on the Hard Days

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This can be one of the hardest things to do for anybody. Not just people who are struggling with mental health, but I mean everybody who has ever lived- struggles with this from time to time

No matter how hard you work, or how many “self-love” days you have, where you treat yourself and pamper yourself- I guarantee you already have, or are going to run into this problem from time to time. It’s just a part of life.

So here are some tips as to how I deal with them and overcome this issue.

1) Music

Excuse my potty mouth!

Music has always been one of my go to solutions for almost anything. But then again I almost always have music playing, no matter what I’m doing.

But it especially helps through the hard days, when I need a little extra shove. So overtime build up a playlist of music that gets you motivated and feeling like a badass! (Pardon the french). It can be any genre, as long as it works for you, and make sure every song in there is bound to make you want to puff out your chest and strut your stuff!

2) Motivational quotes

This one might be a no-brainer, but when I feel like I’m not in the mood to accomplish anything and throw all my responsibilities out of the window, I do from time to time either look up motivational quotes, or I go back and look through my Pinterest board of quotes. Sometimes it takes just a couple, sometimes it takes a lot, it’s all situational.

When you find ones that really speak to you though, save them for later. Whether that means writing it down where you can see it, or saving it on your own Pinterest board for later. Just in case you need it at some point in the future.

3) Remember why you started

This was actually a motivational quote I found a while back, but it really stuck with me. And I think about it all the time. In a way, it’s like being able to picture seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

This trick has worked wonders for me. It’s just that little shove behind me to remember why it’s important to complete the tasks that I’ve set out for myself.

4) Power through

On those real bad days, which I have had a lot of in the past, there are occasions where you just have to put your head down, figure out what tasks are needed, and prioritize them, then put yourself into cruise control, and go through the motions. It should never get to this point, and if it does, then that’s a sign that you might be burning yourself out, which you should always be careful to not do, but it does tend to get to that point. And if you can’t excuse yourself to hide away from the world for a few days to re-energize yourself persay, this is what I do.

5) Reward yourself

Ath the end of the day, when you’ve powered through, and you’ve accomplished all you’ve accomplished, stop yourself and pat yourself on the back. You’ve worked hard for this.

Also while in the middle of powering through your bad day, maybe think of a way to reward yourself. For example, “If I get all of this done, then I’ll allow myself to go get a treat.”

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