I try to be a positive person, one of those who see the glass in the middle instead of empty, and who tries to find teaching to all the things that happen to us, especially the “bad” ones. Yet it is unavoidable: sometimes situations get the better of me and I can’t help but feel like life just sucks.
What to do when you are in those moments? Remember these things.
1. You are what you think
Many spiritual and religious teachings speak of this, and even now science is getting closer and closer to proving the relationship that our thoughts have with the creation of our reality. So if you are what you think … you better stop thinking that life sucks or it will never stop sucking!
2. Question your habitual thoughts
Let’s say something simple like it’s winter, it’s raining and you have to go outside, it makes you feel like life sucks. Why do you think that? Maybe you heard your mom complaining that it was terrible to go out in the winter in the rain, and from that moment you associate having to go out in the winter in the rain with something unpleasant. But that was unpleasant for your mom, not for you, so ask yourself if what is making you feel now that life sucks is an idea of your own, or instilled or that you adopted from someone else.
3. Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better
Every time I think about this I remember when my son was born. During labor, things get worse and worse before they get better and you are with your child in your arms. Sometimes in life, it is the same, things have to get worse momentarily in order to improve later.
4. Bad times are a gift
I know that when you are desperate, distraught, or angry, reading this will probably make you feel more upset. However, without those “bad times”, how could we appreciate the good ones? How could we enjoy a sunny day if we could not compare it to a rainy or cloudy day?
For me, everything in life has two sides, like coins. Light and dark, good and bad, day and night. And every situation has a large number of excuses that prevent you from moving forward, at the same time that it has reasons why you should move forward despite everything. So what will you choose to focus on? In the excuses to get crushed by a life that sucks? Or are the reasons, you have to do whatever it takes to make life stop sucking? The choice is yours.