Sometimes, life could be really tough and challenging with a very big disconnect from the big picture in our minds of where we plan to be. Where it’s difficult to make sense of what’s going on and feel like an odd individual in the whole wide world.
I’m sure at some point you may have asked the question ‘Why me?’ maybe due to an illness, a divorce, a failed relationship, an infertility condition, a job layoff, news of a terminal disease or even the demise of a loved one. Whatever the case, life could really appear harsh, unfair, cruel and partial.
At such times, the tendency to blame others usually is so strong so much so that people go as far as blaming their parents, their spouses, their children, their colleagues and even their circle of friends for the blows that life has dealt them.
If you’re going through a very difficult and challenging time right now and you’re reading this, I want you to know that storms don’t always last forever! And just before you pack your bags, let me let you in on the purpose of a downtime.
“Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do.” – Robert H. Schuller
A downtime gives you the opportunity to discover, redefine and reinvent yourself! It’s a time to step back and look inward in order to gain clarity and maintain sanity. It could even be your time to rest and recoup your strength and resilience. Life, they say is like a roller coaster, it goes up and down. But the down moments are very interesting moments because they help to serve as moments of discovery – a discovery of who you really are and what you’re capable of accomplishing.
Personally, the larger part of my defining moments have been times of great trials and challenges. For instance, the idea for this blog was conceived at a time in my life when it looked like I was down and out. When things go south, it’s not a time to point accusing fingers nor is it a time to investigate who’s wrong or right. It is the time to look inward, learn lessons from the experience and move on up to a life worth living.
Want to share how you’ve survived a difficult time? Please do so in the comments, you may save a reader from committing suicide.
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