How To Cope and Stay Positive When Bad Things Happen

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“Can’t Rain All The Time” – from "The Crow"

Bad Things In Life

No one ever said life is going to be easy.  We all have experienced rough times in our lives, some others more than most.  We all look for our answers when bad things happen and especially when it happens to good people.  It can also be very easy to start the blame game or the “what if” game after bad things happen.

Let’s face it though, we can’t prevent or predict when bad things happen in our lives.  Honestly, bad things are more likely going to happen to us in the future.

Life can be pretty complicated with mayhem and at times you may feel like you been knocked down so hard that you may never recover.  There is hope though and although it may not seem like there, just remember it can’t rain all the time and there will be light eventually.

How We Cope To Bad Things In Life

The way we overcome bad things in order to keep pushing forward in life and not letting it get us in “Quicksand” is all dependent on the way we handle and react to these outcomes in life.

Get Out Of Quicksand - Quicksand is the effect where you seem you like you are in way over your hard and struggling to survive.  Yes, it can be difficult when things add up or something so tremendous hit’s you so hard that you may feel like no matter what you do there is no way positive outcome.  The thing with quicksand though is that if you stop for a minute struggling and just keep a cool and calm head, then eventually you can get out of the quicksand.  The same applies to life, stop for a minute and get a clear head to prepare yourself in overcoming this temporary setback in life.  The more you dwell on the negatives and the problem the more difficult it is to rise above.

Don’t Worry About The Things You Can’t Control – There is a prayer called the Serenity Prayer that Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings use most often that focuses on having the strength to focus on what they can control and the strength to accept things they can not change.  There is no point stressing yourself out in worrying about the things you can’t control.  Focus on what you can control and that is the present, not the past or impossible things for the future.

“Something I learned early in college (is) to not worry about what I can’t control…But what I can control is my attitude, my effort, my focus every single day and that’s what I’m trying to worry about.” – Tim Tebow

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