There is no escaping the fact that sometimes life is hard. No matter how focused you are on keeping your life in order, it is inevitable that you will find yourself facing challenges on occasion. Encountering obstacles in any aspect of your life can feel discouraging. However, it is not the obstacles themselves that define you, but how you handle them!
When obstacles seem to interrupt your life plan or experience, try to use those challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. Instead of becoming overwhelmed and losing sight of your goals, focus on the positive. Look for the bright side and put your attention there. Find the time and patience to look at what you’re encountering and make rational decisions concerning it. It’s amazing how shifting your outlook in this way can relieve stress associated with the situation, as well as allow you to look at a perspective you may not have otherwise considered.
It can be tempting to compare yourself and your accomplishments to others. Social media makes it incredibly easy to gauge where you think everyone else is in life. Whether your family and friend’s social media reflects their highlight reel or their honest day-to-day experiences, comparing yourself to them is never necessary or worth it. You set goals for YOU and work at your pace. Life circumstances differ for each individual and obstacles are dealt with differently depending on personalities and life practices. Don’t let comparison be the thief of your joy. Live your life for you! Don’t ever give up! No matter how many or what obstacles you’re facing, keep going. Take each step one at a time. Continue to move forward and you will come out on the other side