Encouraging Words For The Discouraged Human

Encouraging Words For The Discouraged Human

You need to be your biggest supporter.
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Sometimes life does not work in our favor.

Actually, life rarely works in our favor. This unfortunate truth can sometimes go on and on until we lose every ounce of optimism we once had. That sounds awfully depressing, and it really can be. When a series of negative events occur, it can often leave us feeling mentally and physically drained. We all experience this, some of us more than others. When it does happen, it can sometimes be difficult to see anything past it.

If you have an amazing support system like I do, then you are constantly reminded of how truly amazing you are and that life is simply what make you of it. And if you don't, then that's perfectly okay too. I hope I can offer you some encouraging words to help raise you from your lows.

Balance is key. Focus on your education, your career, your friends and family, but most importantly, focus on yourself and what helps contribute to your happiness.

Your challenges and experiences are preparing you for the rest of your life. You should never allow yourself to accept the easy way out of anything.

Life is not meant to be easy. Life is difficult, frustrating, and interesting.

Stop thinking of what you could have done better, because the 'what if's' will drive you crazy. Be proud of all that you have accomplished and will continue to accomplish.

It is okay to not know exactly who you are. We learn new things about ourselves everyday.

A good night's sleep can fix almost anything. Always keep sleep as a priority.

Do not stress about the things that you cannot change. Focus on the things that you have control over and have the ability to improve.

You are never alone. Not yesterday, not today and not tomorrow. You will always have someone wanting and hoping the best for you.

Strive everyday to be your best self, which includes constantly working towards a positive mindset.

You need to be your biggest supporter. No matter how difficult it might be, you need to love yourself and remind yourself of your worth and value.

It is also essential that you realize how okay it is, to not be okay. Sometimes we feel sad, upset, overwhelmed, stressed, confused, and unsure. And that is all okay.

As my mama once told me:

"The passion you have for what you do is what makes you good at what you do. That same passion can be powerful and can throw you off balance, leaving you vulnerable. Call it luck, faith, or destiny, but when you follow your heart and throw yourself into what you want and believe in, you have the best chance of realizing your dreams, reaching your goals, and finding the happiness you deserve."

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

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You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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To The Big-Hearted Girls Who Just Can't Hit The Block Button

Your compassion for others knows no bounds, and that's why you can't seem to let them go.

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Not everyone is worthy of your good heart.

It might be hard to accept that, but it's true. The ones that don't deserve your attention and your care always out themselves. Maybe they take advantage of your kindness, maybe they use you for your love, or maybe they hurt you because they envy some aspect of you or your life. Whatever the case may be, I know you feel the pain from it. I know you are not naive enough to believe that they don't mean the hurtful things they say or that the awful things they put you through are only mere accidents.

Your problem is that you have too big of a heart. You love giving second chances and when they screw that chance up as well, you just can't help yourself from giving them a third, a fourth, or a fifth. Far too easily you are swept up in this cycle of forgiving and forgetting, only to have it blow up in your face time and time again.

You know better.

How many times have you sworn you wouldn't help them again, that it was the last time you'd speak to them, only to snatch up your phone the second you see their name pop up across the screen? How often have you cried over someone who only wanted to be a part of your life when they needed something from you?

Stop giving your all to people that don't care.

Trust me, I know it's easier said than done. It's a difficult habit to break, but once you do you are completely and utterly free from the toxicity. If you're looking for a sign to block that boy who has done nothing but break your heart, or if you were waiting for your cue to finally end that friendship that does nothing but make you feel small, here it is.

Unfortunately, not everyone is going to treat you with the love and respect that you so freely give. Most of the time the people that treat you like crap are just crappy people. It's not your responsibility to save every troubled soul, and you've probably learned by now that not all of them want to be saved.

There's nothing wrong with looking for the good in people, but when they start to drain you of your light you need to have the strength to let them go.

To the girls gifted with hearts too sensitive and ready to burst with compassion, it's OK to cut ties with those who hurt you time and time again. It doesn't mean you've stooped to their level; it doesn't mean you're a bad person. You tried your hardest, but toxic people rarely change their ways. You don't deserve that kind of pain.

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