Emotional Wellbeing


Mandy Kloppers

4 Sayings That Will Keep You Strong When Life Gets Hard


Mantras seem more cheesy than helpful. How effective are words? They’re only letters, so how do they give you the strength to continue in your time of need? Well, the way you view the things which happen in life impacts your ability to tackle them. And, the right saying can act as a vehicle to move forward when all you want to do is curl up in a ball.


During the good times, it’s not as tricky to be mentally strong. It’s when the s**t hits the fan that things get tough. Here are four phrases to remember when the inevitable happens.


“Help Is At Hand”


A loved one passes or you lose your job and it seems as if the world is against you. It’s almost as if you’re alone and there is no one to help. Regardless of the situation, aid is a phone call away. All you need to do is speak to a friend or family member about your feelings. Some people prefer to talk to a therapist because they like the lack of familiarity. Even expert divorce solicitors have a role to play. Do you know how to structure a split-up to get closure? They do, as long as you pick up the phone.


“I Have The Skills”


This isn’t a job interview, but there is an art to staying strong mentally. The knee-jerk reaction is to think negative thoughts such as “I can’t do this” because the emotions get too much. However, all this causes you to do is to feel defeated. Therefore, it’s almost certain that you’re going to fail as you’re setting up for disappointment. Saying to yourself, “I have the skills to get through this” is a smart way to put a positive spin on things. It reminds you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.


“Failing Is Successful”


As counterproductive as this mantra seems, it’s about as true as death and taxes. There is nothing fun about taking a risk and ending up with nothing. Entrepreneurs understand the feeling. What they also know is that their failure led them to bounce back harder than before. Not only do you have a point to prove, but you have the answers to the questions which stumped you in the beginning. The next time around, you’ll know how to handle yourself because you failed initially. It’s all part of the process.


“I Can Only Do My Best”


People see others ripping it up and want to follow suit. The issue is this: not everyone’s the same. A colleague might get a promotion but it doesn’t mean you’re in the same lane. Employers see things differently, which is why he/she got the job. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t work hard, but to graft with one thing in mind: do your best. Then, if the results aren’t how you imagined them, the pain won’t hurt as much.


When you think about it, how can you do any more than your best?

Mandy X