Realistic Advice for When Life is Kicking Your Ass

Realistic Advice for When Life is Kicking Your Ass

I’ve always said that the only constant in life is that it is always changing. No matter how well-adjusted and emotionally intelligent we may think we are, there are times that life is going to kick our ass.

It happens to the best of us and the weakest of us equally.

Life doesn’t discriminate when it comes to being tough.

That’s why I want to give you some realistic insight into how you can better deal with life’s shenanigans when they knock you on your butt. I now there are a million inspirational memes and quotes floating around out there that may be able to do a better job, but this is just my take on getting back up when you’ve fallen down.

Swing Back


Life is never going to quit trying to kick your ass, so at some point you have to quit crying and swing back. Attitude is the one thing in this world that we have absolute control over, and it is the one thing that dictates how you handle anything life throws your way. If you spend your time worrying about your issues and not doing anything to correct them, how do you expect anything to change? You can’t just wish away the struggles of this world. What you can do is pick yourself up, address whatever you’re facing, and move forward.

Have Faith

Faith is a really simple concept. Whether it is faith in your religion, faith in other people, or just faith in the universe – the point is to believe in something bigger than yourself. Faith isn’t just a simplified form of wishful thinking, faith is an absolute belief that somewhere, somehow there is a design at work. Faith is trusting other people to hold up their responsibilities. Faith is knowing that this too, shall pass.

Be Objective

No one will ever understand your struggles like you will. That being said, if you don’t understand them, how do you expect anyone else to? This is the key component of emotional intelligence that I harp on all the time. Identify WHY you feel something before you express how it is that you feel. Sure, you can tell someone, “I am sad”, but if you have no idea why you are sad what good does it do to even share those emotions?

There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

No situation in life has to be perpetual. There is always going to be a light at the end of the tunnel, and even if it is a train – it is still a light. Deal with things as they come, not as you imagine them to be. A lot of times we can worry ourselves in circles, usually unnecessarily. Focus on that light and that end objective.
Related: 7 Ways to Avoid Negativity in your Life

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