5 Quotes To Live By During A Rough Patch

Life is a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, even some twist and turns that are completely unexpected. Everyone goes through a time (more than likely, multiple times) that you just can't catch a break. You may feel like it is just one thing after another and you're giving up hope. Although

How you handle these dark times and how you let them impact you brings out your true character. You can let the negativity get to you, or you can fight back. The choice is up to you. But if you choose to fight, just know everything will not get better overnight. Little steps are necessary to get things back to the way you would like.

No matter what your scenario may be, a little positive affirmation is always encouraging to keep moving on.

Here are five inspirational quotes to give you the motivation to power through the rough times.

1. "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together" -Marilyn Monroe

Inspirational quotes to live by during a rough patch


"Everything happens for a reason" is my personal motto in life. Yes, it is cheesy and so cliche, but if you think about it, everything DOES happen for some sort of reason - it may be bad at the moment, but some good will come eventually. Just be patient.

2. "Sometimes you face difficulties not because you are doing something wrong, but because you are doing something right" -Joel Osteen

Inspirational quotes to live by during a rough patch


Just because things aren't going the way you expect them to, that doesn't mean you should blame yourself or put yourself down. The unexpected may have been a blessing down the road.

3. "Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened" -Dr. Seuss

Inspirational quotes to live by during a rough patch


Not everything can last forever, so when it's time for a new stage in life, think back about everything - the good and bad - and take notes on the good and learn from the bad. Appreciate the memories made, and make the next even better.

4. "Create your own sunshine" -Unknown

Inspirational quotes to live by during a rough patch


Short and sweet. In the end, you must be able to make yourself happy and love yourself in order to create the life you have always wanted.

5. "Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile" -Mark Twain

Inspirational quotes to live by during a rough patch


No explanation needed. Life is short.

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