Read This On Your Bad Days

This is for you on your bad day.

When the weight of your burden seems too heavy to bear. When your aching heart and weary soul makes you wonder if you will be okay again. When the pain is relentless in torturing you. When you are on the brink of breaking down. When everything becomes too much.

I want you to remember to breathe. Close your eyes and surrender to the stillness within you. Amidst the chaos, carve out some time for solitude and sit alone with your inner thoughts. Inhale acceptance, peace, and optimism. Feel the air fill your lungs and slowly spread to the rest of your body. Exhale judgment, resentment, and resistance to this current situation you are in. As overwhelming as it gets and how it feels like a surreal nightmare, be gentle on yourself.

Whatever happened has happened. There is no use in berating yourself or giving in to the frustration that builds up. Give yourself a moment to be sad and take as long as you need. Unplug from social media to rid yourself of all the unwanted distractions. Embrace your solitude and be in tune with your feelings. Consume positive content and surround yourself with your loved ones to give you the boost and encouragement you need.

This is for you on the day when all hope seems lost.

When the glimmer of hope you used to have is extinguished. When your life plummets into complete darkness and desolation. When you feel totally and utterly alone.

I want you to think back to all the times you have faced failures and losses and survived them all. You’re persistent in your battle against the negativity and darkness threatening you. You’re undeterred and committed to winning your cause. You’re unstoppable and nothing can stand between you and your victory.

Just like before, you will emerge from this experience stronger than ever. You will thrive under pressure and grow during the stormy days. You will release your resistance and accept serenity, calmness, and forgiveness that your life is going in a different direction which is not any less beautiful. You will believe that the universe is always on your side and want the best for you. You will build your own hopes and dreams, for you are the creator of your destiny. You will create your ideal life and see it materialize before your eyes.

This is for you when you’re tired of feeling stuck in a rut.

When your unhappiness begins to be the new normalcy. When you lost interest in living and merely existing. When you’re cynical of a new beginning and you don’t believe that anything good could happen to you.

I want you to know that it is never too late to change. The power to change is within you and it is always in your grasp. Any small action you take can make a difference in your way of life. It may not look like it now, but when you look back in five years, you will be surprised at the amount of progress you are responsible for.

In the meantime, breathe and believe that your dark times won’t last forever. Your courage, optimism, and love are what matter the most. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

Liane White

I write about falling in love and out of love.