All of us will experience those days when life simply feels too hard. It might follow a tragic event, such as the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a job while bills are piling up. The fact is, when life is too hard, it can be tempting to give up. However, in these moments, giving up is the last thing anybody should do.
What to do when life is too hard
When life is feeling hard, it’s important to take action. Look for solutions instead of focusing on the problem. But, most importantly, you need to fully embrace your situation and let yourself go through the process of grief.
Don’t aim to avoid or erase the feelings of pain. Be honest with yourself about your feelings. Maybe try writing them down in a journal or meditating or talking to someone you trust. The important thing is that you recognize the depth of your pain and focus on taking it on rather than burying it or running from it.
Look, ultimately there is no cookie-cutter solution when it comes to feeling like life is too hard. What is hard for one person might be of no consequence to another. When you feel like life is too hard and nothing seems to be pulling you out of this feeling, you need to talk to a mental health professional for guidance.
Stigma has kept many people from seeking help they could benefit from. Don’t let this stop you. We have resources that can help you find the help you need so you can find some hope and direction in your life again.
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