How to tackle those tough times in life?

Mumbai, India
October 2, 2015 4:03am CST
Everyone's life is a roller coaster life. You get to experience the best of it, but cannot escape the worst. Some bad times results in depression too. I have also experienced such tough times in life which completely shattered me, but I tackled it so far and now I think I am a better and stronger person. I tackled it by sharing my situations with my closed ones. This helped me to lessen a burden and the support which I got helped me rise above all. I am sure once in a life, each and everyone has experienced that low time, how did you tackled it. Would love to know to get inspired.
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@ria1606roy (2818)
• Kolkata, India
2 Oct 15
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" I believe in that philosophy. As long as you are not fatally injured, you always have the potential to turn the downs in life into a life-lesson which makes you a better and stronger and more mature than before. The key is to believe in yourself. That you can do anything if you want it hard. It has helped me recover from pretty tough scrapes and situations in life.
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• Mumbai, India
2 Oct 15
Very inspiring Ria! Thanks for sharing. You seems to be a strong woman. Keep it up!
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
2 Oct 15
Yes, if we start believing in our potential, we could over come any problem.
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• Bhopal, India
2 Oct 15
I totally agree with you Ria, Well said :)
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@vandana7 (66885)
• India
2 Oct 15
I am not the best person to advice because I am still going through some, and so far whatever I have done, or however, I have freed myself, I would have liked it to have been different. You are lucky your loved ones supported you. In my case, loved ones have problems in understanding the situation, and while eventually they did support me, it was not exactly the way I wanted it, and I paid heavy price for it. Sometimes, all cards that are dealt are bad, and we need to make the best of it. All I can tell you is each time I face a situation, I tell me I just have to face it for two more years or so, and this will come to pass. There is respite in between, I cannot deny that. But I have not become strong like you. :)
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
2 Oct 15
It is always better to share our problems with someone close to us. The other person sees our problems from a neutral angle and many a times render very useful advice. If we keep searching solutions to our problems ourselves we get more confused. I share my minor and major problems with my dear friends and their advice helps me tackling my problems.
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• Mumbai, India
2 Oct 15
I do the same. Sharing a problem with close ones soothes your mind as you believe that you have someone supporting you.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
2 Oct 15
@anushreem Yes, moral support of others are very important to keep us going. Likewise if our friends/relatives need our support in hour of their need we should not hesitate to give our hand to them.
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• Kolkata, India
2 Oct 15
@dpk262006 very true. We need the people close to us in our lives to share our problems with us. They are there on your bad days as well as good days. When ur problem will be solved, they will be the one to be happy for you.
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
2 Oct 15
I believe our journey in this life is not easy as we want it to be. some people expect or hoping for perfection and easy life and this is why when they got hit by wave, they drown. For sure we have a lot of experiences from good and bad and it's up to us either we let it ruin us or we grow from it. It won't be easy but if you hang on and and keep an open mind and heart and trust the people whom you think you can get support with, you can make it through. Most especially, love and trust yourself even more. There's nothing wrong for being a little selfish if it's about your health and sanity.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
2 Oct 15
I agree Anushree, life can be tough,unfair whatever and you feel very depressed at times ! But sharing our problems and inner most thoughts with our close family and friends helps a lot. I have had more than my fair share of ups and downs but the support that I received has helped me withstand and become stronger ..
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• Pune, India
3 Oct 15
Well like the persian sufi poets said " This too shall pass" ( the translated version, of course ). Think of the tough times as Boss fights! A great chance to "level up!" in life! The harder you fight, the better you become ( you learn how to avoid problems and become wise ). Crying or complaining never helps, what helps is remembering the fact that no lock is ever made without a key. So if u feel "locked" inside a situation, remind yourself that you are the key and you'll find a way. Believe in yourself! Its the strongest weapon you have
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• Mumbai, India
3 Oct 15
Such an inspiring words @Kchitij2007 Thanks for sharing
@allknowing (68894)
• India
3 Oct 15
I agree with you. If we already know that life is not a bed of roses then half the battle is won. A cool mind is what is needed and this does not come overnight. Challenges are the essence of life without them life would be pretty boring.
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• Mumbai, India
3 Oct 15
I second that @allknowing
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@skysnap (17963)
2 Oct 15
I think focus on what you can do. and then you focus on things you can do. don't focus on things that are not in your control. that is how the life should be lived. you can't force things to happen. and that is how you let things happen good way.
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• Mumbai, India
3 Oct 15
Such a positive thought! I agree!
• Mumbai, India
2 Oct 15
When I was 20, the girl whom I had an infatuation eloped with another man. My studies were not going well. I had multiple problems financially, mentally, socially and spiritually. The only thing I did was to wait patiently hoping that there would be light at the other end. All settled at the age of 37, when I got a government job. Now things are going smoothly, though not very smoothly.
• Mumbai, India
3 Oct 15
You really seems to have a tough time @Surinamstar27 But now as you are sharing your thoughts, it seems you have come up as a much stronger person than before
@Carol2015 (136)
• Zhengzhou, China
2 Oct 15
For me, the lowest time in my life is three months ago, broke up with my boyfriend and lost my job. I felt so depressed that I thought God had forsaken me. But when thinking of my parents and my dearest grandmother, I finally persuaded myself to be stronger. Now, I have already found a new job and I believe that things will not be that tough if we have a positive mind. Thank God and my beloved ones.
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• Mumbai, India
2 Oct 15
@Carol2015 Hats Off to your courage! I can relate to your situation as I have faced a similar circumstances 2 years ago. Today I am a much stronger and better person. Today I have a love to die for, I have excelled in my career and leading a much stable and happy life. Once should just keep a courage to move on in life.
@joygracia (1328)
• Philippines
2 Oct 15
I guess right now I'm juggling both covering up from a lot of loss that I have at the same time starting a new life. I really don't know what way am I to deal with these tough moments but I just let everything flow as it is and just make most of the times that I get a chance to smile or laugh with my friends. I just let thing be what It has to be but still think I'm still lucky to be able to live in this world longer than expected. Just let bygones be bygones.
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• South Africa
4 Oct 15
Inspiring words! Love life and all it has to offer, and be optimistic. It's not over until it's actually over. Life is a good teacher, so consider tough times as lessons, grow from them and move on stronger.
• New Delhi, India
3 Oct 15
Yes, I do think that facing storm in life makes a person mentally strong. At present, I am going through some problems but trying to face these problems as calmly as possible.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Oct 15
Sometimes I am not sure exactly how I got through the bad times. Just by taking one day at a time, I guess.
@gudheart (12742)
3 Oct 15
Life is sure like a rollercoster ride full of ups and downs. I like to think whenever I go through depressing times, that things will improve again.