Health & Well-being

How To Live Well During Hard Times

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Whatever you are going through right now is not who you are. It is what is happening. Don’t try to resist it. Don’t even try to fix it if you cannot. But do not let it take you down. Instead of worrying about it, focus your thoughts and energy on making it better.

When something is already bad, it is your responsibility to make it better, not worse. You can make your situation or your condition better by focusing your thoughts on positive things. Try as much as possible to remove all negative thoughts from your mind. Because the more you focus on negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. Don’t do that to yourself. You have the power to change your life. No one can change you but you.

Sometimes we create our own hard times. We focus our thoughts on what is not working for us. When you focus on what is not working for you, you will always find what is not working. You will always focus on problems, not solutions. If you really want to live well during hard times, according to Augustine of Hippo, “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such as the times.”

“Such as we are, such are the times.”

Augustine of Hippo