Friends when you feel down & out, just take time and remember the following 5 positive things in your life:
1. Remember your past successes
When going through the hard knock moments, it is important to remember positive aspects of your life. Consider achievements that you have accomplished in your life. Sometimes when going through a moment of feeling down and out you may forget what you have accomplished in the past.
2. Your strengths
Having accomplished some goals in the past is an indication that you have what it takes to be successful. Remember your strengths and what made you successful in these instances. Consider instances when you have accomplished what others have been unable to achieve. Maybe you have managed to achieve good grades in your college studies while others have not. Everyone has some sort of standout strength, so if you are in doubt, ask someone close to you what they believe to be your strongest points.
3. Consider the people you have in your life
When feeling down and out, it is important to consider the amazing people you have in life. These could be your family members, children or friends. Spend more time with these people especially if they know how to encourage you during hard times. By having fun with loved ones, you will realize that your bad feeling will disappear. Remind yourself that there are people out there who are not fortunate enough to have a good support group of friends and family in their life and that this is something you should definitely appreciate more. Some have lost family members through accidents and others are orphans. Consider yourself lucky for having such people in your life and be happy for them.
4. Consider things you have overcome in the past
This is not the first time you are experiencing challenges in life. There are times when you have come across even more complicated things in life and overcome. This should give you confidence that you will also overcome even the one you are facing currently. It is always important to have positive thoughts about yourself during these times. View yourself as a winner and bear in mind that your current situation is just a drop in the ocean.
5. Consider your environment
There are people who are living in an environment worse than the one you have. Look around and see the beauty of your home. Consider what you have and ought to be happy and thankful for. Once you notice this, do not waste any more time being down and out.
Friends, the above 5 things are just some of the positive’s in life, take some time and recap on these points. Remember God created you with a great purpose, trust God today and allow Him to direct your steps. God will never lead you in the wrong direction.