“We all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.” — Miranda Kerr

Bad days and bad times happen to even the best of us. That’s just how life operates. Not every day can be good. Not every day will be good. There are times that nothing works out the way they are meant to or the way you want them to. Sometimes bad moments come around to inform us that the universe will not always align with our beliefs and life will not always bend to our will.

Business woman having a bad day

Your best days are just around the corner, and your breakthrough is almost inches away from you. This is why you must always look on the bright side of things and make yourself feel good during the hard days. Ready to get pumped and inspired? This post will be sprinkled with happiness quotes to help you understand valuable life lessons and cheer up.

Rough Days Happen to Everyone

Even those who you look up to for some level of inspiration, or those guys who seem to have everything together in one piece. We only see what others allow us to see or what is obvious to the human eye. But we rarely ever see things beyond the surface. So relax. It’s not just you who is exhausted, frustrated, or angry about bad days. And they don’t necessarily mean a bad life. Just like this inspirational quote says:

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.” — Unknown.

Pain is fuel for strength. It is instrumental in propelling you to a higher place of success and purpose. So instead of feeling despondent or sad about having bad days, learn to rest but hit the road of your dreams again. What you must do is work hard at your vision, irrespective of the pain you feel. Let hard work be your lifeblood, and the results will become like a balm to soothe away your pain. Put in the hard yards for your future. Go through the process and remember that difficulties always characterize the process. Yes, there will be plenty of bad days, but you can scale through. Where the determination is, a way can be found.

Your roughest days can stretch for a long time, and it might seem as though you are caught up in a strange wilderness with no way out. But remember that victory is lurking around the corner, watching you with keen eyes and rooting for you to hold on and to keep pushing.

Cheer up! Stay positive and believe. It’s only a phase. Bad days don’t last.

Tough Times Don’t Last, But Tough People Do

Cliche right? Well, maybe, but that doesn’t negate the massive truth in that statement.

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.” — Martha Washington.

Being a tough person results from a total of experiences contributing to fine-tuning you, reshaping you, and molding you into a person who radiates true strength. It is the culmination of many things that turn you into a person who displays grit and resilience. As you go through this process of growth, you need some level of strength to persevere. That’s how you become tough. Long before you actually learn how to be tough, you learn how to summon it from the deepest depths of yourself.

Courage births a lot of things – excellence, pain, joy, and dedication. It is a shield through adversity. It makes you stand tall and formidable in the face of challenges during hard days. It breeds positivity and suppresses doubt. It is both a weapon and a fortress. And it is one of the best traits you can develop as a human being. Everything starts with courage. It takes courage to think big and then more of it to dream out loud. Courage gets you through the bad days. It is a wellspring of positivity and a powerhouse of growth. The most inner quintessential stronghold there is. But real courage is only truly harnessed in the face of adversity. Remember these wise words from Epicurus:

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Ever heard that you are just one percent of what happens to you but ninety-nine percent your reaction? That ninety-nine percent is a definition of your courage. Some people are naturally born with a backbone of steel. Others spend their lives developing one. Sometimes learning to be tough takes a lifetime. The important thing is that you never stop learning. You never stop trying to sharpen your grit.

Real courage is powered by vision. And you never know who or what will be inspired by your vision or your success eventually. Will you deny them the opportunity to be motivated by you simply because you can’t get through the bad days? Take a moment to reflect deeply on that.

Tough times don’t last. But tough people do.

Walk Hand in Hand With Positivity

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” — Paulo Coelho

Sometimes, we are too immersed in our regrets, steeped in our worries, and wrapped up in our confusion about tough times, that we forget to do the things that are uplifting. Even on your worst day, you can find funny quotes or inspiring quotes to make you feel better. Stay away from sad quotes, though. After all, you aren’t looking to throw yourself into the throes of depression. Some of the best quotes to read, though, are love quotes and life quotes.

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Each day is distinct because of the possibility of a renewed sense of hope and direction. That’s why you need to begin each day by being positive. Positivity doesn’t just emanate from courage but also fuels it. Be positive even in the smallest things. Nature oftentimes likes to splurge the world with sparks of color or just a splash of aesthetic like a beautiful orange sunset, lovely shades of flower blossoms in blue, purple, and red, a butterfly with different hues, or something simplistic like the streak of sunlight over your face in the morning. Sometimes this is nature’s way of telling you to get up and stay positive through today. Life is beautiful, and it has so much to offer you if you can hold on and stay strong on your tough day.

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day will be a good day. That’s just the way it is.” — Dita Von Tesse.

Time is dynamic, not static. It doesn’t always remain the same because nothing is engineered to last forever. Take a look at the weather conditions. We have distinctive periods for Winter, Summer, Autumn, and Spring. We are not in control of these things. We wait for them to happen. As a human being, your powers of control are incredibly limited. Why worry endlessly over things you cannot control or change? What good would that do other than to ruin the moment and possibly thrust you into an abyss of despair? Delve deeply into the hope that each new day brings and do more positive thinking.

Sorrows last through the night, but joy eventually shows up in the morning. Smile. It’ll be over soon.

You Are Built For It

It wouldn’t be happening to you if this adversity wasn’t meant to toughen you somehow or teach you an unforgettable and vital life lesson. There is always a reason for adversity, and you are built for it even though it doesn’t usually seem like it. Sometimes we feel ourselves drowning in oceans of hopelessness and despair. The question then is always, “why me?” Well, why not you? No one comes to this world and has it easy throughout their journey. Adversity and hardship come at everyone at different points. It has either happened, or it’s currently happening, or it will eventually happen. It’s your turn. Develop the strength of character you need to overcome it. The questions you should ask are:

“What is this trying to teach me?”

“How can I learn from this?”

“What can I do to make this better?”

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” — Dale Carnegie.

Staying consistent in the face of hopelessness is perhaps one of the hardest and the most difficult things to do. Ruth Bader Ginsburg existed in an era that wasn’t particularly favorable towards women. Women weren’t allowed to vote, or go to school, or dream about accomplishing anything. Yet she had the courage to dream and to hope, and even in death, she is one of the most phenomenal women to have ever walked this Earth.

You are strong enough to handle your tough day. You are strong enough to handle anything and absolutely anything life throws at you.

Uncertainty is a Necessity

Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” — Mandy Hale.

The most profound part of this quote is the last part: When nothing is certain, anything is possible. Uncertainty gives rise to incredible possibilities. It opens doors to new worlds that you never even knew about. Bad days come with uncertainty. Some people don’t do well with uncertainty. They question everything; they imagine the worst scenarios and maintain a steady stream of negativities. Uncertainty can make you feel uncomfortable and worried, but if you have been paying attention to everything written in this post, it should make you feel hopeful about a brighter tomorrow.

A lot of people believe that being core realists is best for their mental health. But being idealistic and optimistic is not going to hurt it either. Bad days are phases. They aren’t primed to be endless and perpetual. When the covid19 pandemic struck and brought about an avalanche of global catastrophes, the entire world was thrown into turmoil, fear, uncertainty, and confusion. Today we are still emerging from it, but now we are stronger and more interconnected than ever.

“Just because life can get crazy doesn’t mean you must go crazy. You can experience outer chaos and still experience inner peace. Nothing even needs to change outside you. This calm is available at all times. Just breathe.” — Karen Salmansohn.

Breathe and wait. Uncertainty is a natural part of life. The human race has resilience embedded and stamped in our DNA. This is why we have been able to survive through the ages.

It’s in you too. Find it, channel it, and trust it to get you through the worst times. You will be fine.