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We may wonder if it is even possible to thrive during difficult patches in our lives.
The word difficult could mean something different for every person, but the constant is our commitment to deal with it and hopefully gain strength and wisdom from it.
What you're going through is just a chapter of your life. The rest of the story is still unwritten. Once you emerge from a difficult period, a blank page will await you to change the record.
At the moment, everything feels confusing, but hindsight will be 20/20 vision.
Define your success. It is critical in order to know yourself. Success could be your health, career, friendships, being a good spouse or parent.
Difficult times in life require us to redefine our objective, to modify them to fit our new situations. What does betterment look like to you? Is it better health, better grades, healthy relationships? Write down your priorities and work towards them daily.
When a friend is going through a difficult patch, you would likely tell them that they are doing the best they can, that they should give themselves a break, that they can get up again.
Now tell that to yourself if you feel overwhelmed on your journey to healing. You may get exhausted sometimes. It's okay, take a deep breath, take some rest, but don't lose the momentum. Do small things that uplift you. You can move forward through difficult times.
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