Getting Through The Tough Times In Life


Unfortunately, life isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows, as much as we want it to be. Life throws unexpected and sometimes awful things at us, but what sets us apart is how we deal with it. Do we work hard to get through it and come out better on the other side or give in and end up feeling worse for no reason.

Stress and depression can follow after tough times so it is important to look at things in a more positive and silver lining way. If you hurt yourself it will get better so do you want to look forward to that and feel positive or be negative and focus on the bad aspects.

How you approach these circumstances and your mindset is how you are looking to live your life. 

Financial Setbacks

Things happen where we may lose our jobs or get our shifts reduced which can leave us in bad situations.

With the last year as anything to go by things can happen so quickly and change so drastically we barely have a chance to adjust. In these situations, there are alternatives out there, things like looking for self-employment options that you can do alongside or while you get back on your feet.

There are always things you can do to bring in a bit of extra cash as well as saving money in different ways. A good way to look at reducing expenses is to look at seeing how you can reduce your current bills that go out each month.

There may be subscriptions you pay for but don’t use so just cancel them. As well as looking at things like utilities, you may be on a standard plan. With a utility company, they normally offer discounted rates for a period of time to entice you in then your payments go up, sometimes without you realizing it. You may be able to change companies or swap to a different plan they offer and reduce your bill simply by asking.

There is a whole host of ways to reduce your expenses. 

Got Into An Accident?

One of the more frustrating tough times is when it is something that wasn’t your fault and something you can’t control.

It may be that you got into an accident which was caused by someone else or a company’s negligence. You may even find you are out of work for a long period of time which may affect being able to pay bills and look after yourself and your family.

If this happens a good thing to do is look at speaking to experts like Wegman Partners who may be able to help you and they can advise on what you may be entitled to and help you get that compensation you need to tick over until you are better.

Looking for the good in things and keeping a positive mindset will make all the difference when navigating the more difficult parts of life and help you recover a lot quicker. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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