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10 Ways to Get Through Difficult Times and Stay Strong

  When passing through hard times, we should not give up, developing coping skills there are things to focus on to help us get through and stay strong. Positive mindset Be optimistic. Focus on the positive. Change your thought pattern. Replace unhelpful thoughts with more helpful ones. Choose to express your emotions in positive ways. Speak positively to yourself. Process your experience constructively.  Think positive thoughts. Be intentional about choosing positivity.   You are not alone Know that others struggle. We all go through challenges. You are not alone. We all go through low times. There are good times and bad times. Know that you are not alone. Know that it will pass.   Reach out Get connected with other people. Fight the urge to isolate yourself. Be friendly and compassionate. Find new places. Surround yourself with good people. Look for the good in others. Notice the kindness of others. Associate with others.   Ask for help Accept support. Talk to someone you trust for support, friends, family. Get the right support to get through the situation. Seek professional advice and assistance if you need to. We fall. We get up. We learn.   Help others Pay attention to people around you and what you can do to make their lives easier. Practice kindness. Help people without expecting anything in return. Make a difference in the lives of people. Volunteer your time.   Shift your perspective Change your perspective.  Change your mind.  Change your thinking.  Look at things in a new way. Think better. Change your programming. You have the power to change your life for the better.  Give yourself some credit. Free yourself and develop a positive outlook. Free yourself and be happy. Steer away from harmful substances. Do not use alcohol, drugs or cigarettes as a way of coping with difficult feelings they will only lead to more problems. Do activities that you enjoy.  Spend time outdoors. Take a nature walk, run, and take time out to exercise. Take on hobbies you are interested in. Listen to uplifting music.  Volunteer. Practice gratitude. Notice good things, look for them and appreciate them.   Face the challenge Silence your inner critic. You have to deal with the challenging situation. Believe in yourself. Make a plan. Know what you want and the steps to be followed. Take action. Find information and look at all possibilities. Fight your way out. Push through. Keep trying until you find a solution.   Accept change Have trust in your journey and new beginnings. Stop the fearful thoughts and replace them with something positive. Love, laugh again, feel as unique, strong as you are. Scream, feel freedom, dream, feel free and adventurous.   Get connected to God God is there for you. Trust in Him. He cannot forsake you. Challenges are part of human existence, hold on to God. You will triumph no matter what and this will become a thing of the past. Develop a consistent prayer life. Pray daily. Talk to God in prayer.   Move on Move forward. Move forward in small steps. Do what you have to do gradually. Move on knowing you are not alone and that you will overcome.       Having done all, Praise GOD for Who He is.

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