Things to Remember When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

October 14, 2018
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Sometimes, it can feel like only bad things are coming your way. With that in mind, Thought Catalog has compiled a list of 19 things you need to remember the you’re going through a funk. Here are 10 of them (see full list at the link):

  • Good things ARE coming your way. And as hard as it is when everything is going up in flames, you need to remember that. 
     
  • You need to be patient. Good things, most unfortunately, don’t always come down the pipeline all at once. 
     
  • People are busy. If you’re waiting on a phone call or an email, try to keep in mind that whoever you’re waiting on is swamped. 
     
  • Sometimes in order to work better, you need to refocus. Remember, working hard and working smart are two different things. 
     
  • Refreshing pages will not make an email or text message come to you any faster. Refreshing Facebook, dragging your mail down on your phone and compulsively checking for text notifications is doing nothing to help you.
     
  • It’s important to give people space, and it’s important to give yourself time. Even if you’re effortlessly extroverted, it’s still important to think through things on your own.
     
  • If you’re ever at a complete loss for what to do, do a simple but rejuvenating workout. Try clearing your head by changing your clothes and going for a run, a walk, a hike, or a swim. 
     
  • You have to make your own luck. Waiting for great opportunities will never be as fruitful as going out and finding them.
     
  • Taking your mind off it might help alleviate your concerns. You can’t sit and brood every second of every day.
     
  • Positive thinking will help. It might not solve everything, but you need to work hard to keep your spirits up and stay positive.