Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do

Last week, I had asked you a question. It was “How do you cope up with the tough times, during the tough times?” Or in other words, how do you keep yourself sane or positive, during tough times? What strategies or methods you adopt during these tough times?

And I am absolutely overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity in sharing your thoughts, views, strategies, tips and suggestions for coping the adverse times.

Thank you Jayashree, Uma, Destination Infinity, Rachna, Richa, Kajal, Swapna, Tulika, Maggie, Sunil, Nisha, SG, Kathy, Reshma, Afshan, Asha, Mrs Usha Menon, Sid, Archana, Deeps, Neeraj, Seeta, Sri, Vishal, Ashwini, Pixie, Divya, Kalpana, Praveen, Suzy, Rekha, Rama, Nabanita, Alka, Sheethal, Vidya, Anil and Mr B K Chowla. I really appreciate that you took time to share some words of wisdom.

I have compiled the main learnings from each one of your responses for an easy read.

Here are the lessons we’ve learned along the way:

  • The power of prayers. We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength, which is so very needed to cope up during tough times.
  • Accept the situation. Whatever happens in our lives has a reason to it. Keep an open mind. When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.
  • Look at problem from all angles, take stock of the situation and find strategies to cope. If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. So think and plan and find solutions.when-the-going-gets-tough1
  • This too shall pass. If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.
  • Count your blessings. My problem is smaller than that of others. Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!
  • Never give up, Move on. You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
  • Divert yourself. Keep yourself busy with whatever interests and calms you…Writing, yoga, painting, movies, traveling, shopping, spa, music, Reiki… In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
  • Talk with family and friends. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life.
  • Look at the signs… they are everywhere. The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution.

Sometimes we need a few pointers that help us gain that inner strength, that help us get through tough times and help us see the positive light. Stay blessed, stay positive always.

Linking it to January 2014 Ultimate Blog Challenge and NaBloPoMo

To read posts by fellow friends and UBC and NaBloPoMo participants, click here Jairam, Kajal, Kathy, Michelle, Nabanita, Richa, Suzy Que, Sheethal. Yes, we can do we with some more cheering and support. :)

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54 thoughts on “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do

  1. You have brought all the advice given into a very informative and helpful post filled with great points. It really gives one hope and would be a great go to in times of crisis to find direction and peace. Brilliant! ♥

    • Yes, during tough times, anything that gives hopes and relief is welcome. And trying out never tried methods is a good way to cope up with tough times too. Thanks Kathy. ♥

  2. This is a tailor made post for me! So many lovely inputs! Made me feel a lot better!!
    Ah! Ive missed this space so much. My computers been sick too but the best part was i finally got internet on my mobile, yeah i must have been the last person on earth get net on my mobile so late ! so writing and reading from here but not entirely comfortable yet !

  3. Thanks for the mention.Sharing our experiences in life, and the way we deal with tough situations would really help all of us. One never knows where ideas might come from, to help us deal with the unpleasant situations in life.

    • Agree with you, Rama. I have started believing in the signs. It is amazing to get answers… sometimes a book, sometimes somebody’s words, sometimes even in the daily horoscope in the newspaper!!

  4. Reiki is so easy yet so highly effective, and this is just what makes it a special healing device that anybody could find out, due to the fact that it does not call for any previous encounter or special capability.


  5. It’s a beautiful compilation! All the points work very well when times are hard…for me, I always try to count on my blessings and that works the most ..Full with positiveness after reading your post 🙂

  6. It’s such a savior to be positive.
    When everything looks absolutely dark,
    I always think about what good things I am blessed with.

    Recently I saw paraolympics and was so touched with the participants.
    They had some kind of physical challenges, but they were doing it so passionately and finally getting honours for their country.

    Thankfulness can induce great amount of positive energies.

  7. Ahh. What to tell about tough times. It is soo tough to make living.failures etc are creating life tough .
    Famous quotation from martin luthar king is If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

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