Even those that seem absolutely positive have often had something quite intense to deal with in their past. None of us can escape tragedy, sadness, or perhaps, circumstances that feel cold and harsh. But of course, we cannot choose the entire extent of how our life pans out. But what we can do is try to find some rays of light within that. After all, some of the best motivational speakers are those who truly do have a reason to look on the bright side of life.
Of course, you cannot solve your problems just through ‘positive thinking,’ and sometimes this can reduce the truth of what someone is going through, or perhaps sidelines the depth of their situation. If you find yourself in a situation like this, you likely know that. But what you can do is try and get through the hard times more easily, with a little more hope, and a little more care for your human side rather than empty emotional platitudes.
Let us explore this, together:
Find A Community
Going through something alone is often the most difficult thing you can do. While it might be that whatever you are experiencing is sorely felt by you and hard to put into words, you can be sure that the loving attempts of others to relate and help are truthful, not simply symbols of pity. Coming together with our family, friends and other loved ones can help us feel protected and safer than we might have, or might help lend us perspective on our situation. Of course, you needn’t limit yourself to this.
Finding a community of people who understand what you’re going through, who are experiencing the same thing or have moved on from it could be a true shining beacon of help when you need it most. For example, educating yourself on the ovarian cancer symptoms Inspire lists while also connected through their community offerings can help you understand what to expect, and potentially gain some comfort in the well-wishes of others. Sites such as Reddit or dedicated forums can also help you or perhaps look for a local group in your area.
Don’t Close Off
The easiest thing to do in the world is to isolate yourself. It’s easy if you’re feeling down, struggling with something, or feeling terrible. While you might not have the strength to seek community as demonstrated above, be sure you don’t close yourself off or willingly destroy bridges with other people. It might seem worthwhile when you’re struggling to find refuge, but it truly isn’t. People likely care for you more than you know.
Let It Temper You
The emotions that you feel are not incorrect. They are not wrong. They are not ‘stupid.’ But what you choose to do with them matters. You can express them healthily. You can let them temper you and help you become more understanding, or you can let them harm you day after day. This is why bottling everything up can be so damaging. If you treat yourself as a friend, even in the hardest moments, you have a platform from which to climb.