How To Stay Motivated Through Tough Times


Anastasia Baez, Staff Writer

You only get one chance in life and you do not want to waste it giving up when things get difficult. If you just stop when you think it is too hard then why did you even try? Keep going and don’t stop because soon you won’t have a challenge to overcome. There are a variety of ways to provoke yourself to keep going through tough situations. There are ways for you to recognize what situations are bothering you.

Below are a few ways that you can refer to when you need to express how you feel or any type of coping mechanism to help you overcome difficult times:

– take 10 minutes to get away from all of the distractions and sit down. -Write out what things that are bugging you or messing with your emotions. Really take your time to figure yourself out and pinpoint the things that are nagging you in your life as of right now. Write it all down on paper.

-Once you have made a solid list, sit back and look it over. Choose one specific situation that is calling out to you and circle it. This leads us to our next step.

Finding An Alternate Solution:

Pointing out the specific variables will help you to describe how the situation makes you feel and how you are going to be able to solve it. I would encourage you to look closely and try to figure out solutions that would be beneficial to the situations that you are going to solve.

Take a look how far you have come! Take a closer look at how you are going to move away from the bad to good. The truth is, the bad situations in our lives have an ugly habit of showing up over and over again. But they don’t have to. Bad situations show up over and over largely because of our habits – but by taking another step toward the peak of the mountain, we can make sure we’re alerted any time we head down the bad path. Once we’re aware, we can choose to avoid the bad stuff, and keep our lives on the tracks we want. Everyone is going through something every day, whether it’s a bad day at work or school, not being happy with the choices you have made in the past few days, or not being motivated to get any of your tasks completed. These are a few examples of what people are dealing with on a daily basis. Yes there are more effective ways or problems that people are going through, but we all have our moments when we drop the pen and just sit back and relax.