5 Things To Remember About Life When You've Had A Totally Sh*t Day

by Deepa Balasubramanian

Life presents different ordeals to people at several stages: celebrations, sorrows, mishaps, breakups, death of loved ones, divorce and hopeless moments. Every individual reacts differently to each life situation.

For example, one person may go into a complete nervous breakdown over a tragedy, while the other just picks up the pieces and walks away. Life presents difficult moments to everyone, and it's all up to us as to how we react to the them. Here are five important hacks to deal with life's greatest adversities:

1. Life is short.

While we may not notice, life is short and unpredictable. You may constantly keep tabs on how fast the time flies while performing regular duties.

The same holds true with life span. It feels like one minute we feel young, then our bodies start aching and our parents start looking older.

In the madness and chaos of meeting the daily obligations, it is important to savor and enjoy every moment with our loved ones. Make it count.

2. Setbacks are only temporary.

When we are faced with financial difficulties and personal adversities, it feels as if there is no end to the downfall. The truth is, things will move ahead if we just hang in there for a while.

The key is to stay put and endure, and most of us are not prepared to do that. Temporary setbacks are often not permanent, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. All we have to do is keep going.

3. Do not fight the situation with anger.

Anger and impulsiveness are one of the two most dangerous facets of a human mind. Life cannot simply be tackled with anger and impulsive decision-making. It is most easily dealt with by using tact and patience.

Some of us do not have the patience or tolerance to deal with difficult situations. Inviting anger to be your best form of aid will lead you to unforeseen negative conclusions about life.

Don't stay angry with yourself or those around you. Life lived with grudges and contempt is a life not lived in a true sense.

4. Love conquers all.

Really, try applying love in place of haste and hatred. Treat people well even when you are unwell. You will be amazed to see the kind of reciprocation and respect that you'll receive at the end.

Life is all about spreading and maximizing love with those who matter, and not expanding assets or wealth. Once the moment of burial comes, none of these material possessions prove to be of any use.

5. Count your blessings.

We keep forgetting to count our blessings in the mad rush called achievements, family and relationships. Settling scores with someone becomes more important than settling peace with God or a higher power. Make sure to count your blessings for all that you have.

We have to make it a habit to thank our positions in life. It is important to express gratitude for having basic possessions in life, for many others do not even have that. We should feel lucky for all the positive outcomes, and we shouldn't curse the shortcomings.

Once we count our blessings, more blessings will follow. This is because we have adopted a positive approach to life that paves way for more productivity in what we do.