What To Do When Life Sucks!!: 10 Action Steps To Make You Stop Hating Life
Do you think your life sucks so bad to the extend of hating life itself. Well my friend, this piece is what you need to read right now.
Without wasting much of you time, the only way to stop hating life is to change your perception about life.
If you think your life sucks so bad, am glad to let you know you are totally wrong.
No matter what you are going through in your life, it is your perception that is actually making it suck, not always the reality of what is happening.
Yes, you may have had your toe run over by a car, but that doesn’t mean that life sucks.
There are plenty of people who have bad experiences happen to them and keep moving through and viewing life in a positive and optimistic way, you too can join them today.
Here are 10 practical steps to help you stop hating life.
Find Meaning In Life
Many people who are stuck in the ‘life sucks’ phase have lost the meaning in their life. All their things and relationships have lost meaning, all of life’s little challenges have lost meaning, so their actions have also lost meaning. Why bother doing anything if everything is pointless?
We need some meaning in this life to wake up every day with enthusiasm. When we just go from bed to work to couch to fridge to bed, life loses a lot of that spark that makes it worth living, and it starts to feel like a big drag rather than an adventure.
It’s up to you to find the meaning in your life. It may be your kid brother who depends on you. It may be the goals you have set out for yourself. It may be experiencing as much as you can while you are here. It may be practicing a religion or faith that you have taken to.
You have to look past the bad and towards the good. You have to find the things worth living for and then make those your focus point instead of the bad. Even finding one little thing that helps you get out of the bed in the morning will push you towards more happiness.
When you are feeling as though life sucks, you are not seeing too much to be grateful for. You are going to have to force yourself to do this at first, but as you go along, you will find it becomes easier and easier to find things that are actually worth being grateful for – and they will help give meaning to your life.
Look around you right now and focus on one thing that you are grateful for. For instance, I see the Ferrero Rocher that a family member bought me and it makes me feel grateful for the chocolate and for the family member.
I can taste the chocolate and how happy it makes me, and I can imagine the thought and effort that the family member had to put forth to buy and bring it to me. I am also grateful for the work that someone put into making the chocolate. I can find gratitude for the person or people who grew and picked the hazelnut inside. And I can find gratitude for the person or people who made the milk chocolate a possibility. All that gratitude from one chocolate that is slightly bigger than my right toe!
When you see an opportunity to make life better, take it. Even if you feel like crap, take the opportunity to try to make your life better. What do you have to lose? Nothing! Things can’t get any worse when you feel as though life sucks. So, take hold of the offer that comes into your life and put some effort towards it. Give it a chance. Give it as much energy as you can muster. And you may find that the result helps you gain more clarity on why life is actually pretty good for you.
Change Your Expectations
Don’t hold on to your expectations so tightly. They can keep you stuck in a life that really does suck.
For instance, that friend of mine who is still stuck in the abusive relationship with three kids believes that it is her obligation to suffer. Her mother taught her that life is hard and marriage sucks, and she shouldn’t expect anything more than a life of suffering and lack. I’m not exaggerating here! She and her mother together are two of the most depressing people you will ever meet. They believe that if they suffer, they will be accepted into heaven at the end of it all, which is why the daughter just wants life to be over.
If she could start to expect more of her time on Earth, then she would be able to stop seeing life as one big disappointment and start to do things that actually made her happy. If she believed that happiness and love were what she was put here for, then she would have no choice but to leave her jerk husband and try to look for it.
Try to change your expectations in life if they are not serving your life well. You don’t deserve to life in a state of stress, unhappiness, guilt, shame, or any other negative emotions. You are here with the capability to feel happiness, love, and compassion, so that must mean that you are worthy of feeling of it. Take on that expectation and life will cease to suck so much as you try to achieve it.
Remember How Quickly Things Can Change
Life may suck right now, but tomorrow you could be in a completely different place thanks to the fact that things can change very quickly.
– You may be recognized by someone important and offered something great.
– You may win the lottery.
– You may find your life purpose.
– You may find that perfect partner.
– You may be offered a new job or new opportunity.
– You may have an aha moment that changes your entire life.
– You may find the perfect course to give you the insight you need for a better life.
There are so many things that can happen within a day that you can’t limit yourself to believing that this is all there is. If you are open to things changing, you will keep your eyes open for opportunities to make change. Once you start to really resonate with the hope of change, you will start to feel more positive about life.
Do And Accept Good Deeds
Do something for someone else that you know will make them feel good. Say something nice, buy them something to eat if they’re hungry, make them something, shovel their driveway, mow their lawn, or anything else that you can see they would appreciate it. Why? Because you will start to feel better about life.
When you do good things for others, you see more good in the world – even though you are the one doing it. Good in the world has the power to help you see that life doesn’t suck that bad. There are a lot of good things happening every day and you can be a part of those good things if you want to be. You just have to choose to do good deeds and accept good deeds done for you.
I realize this one may not sit well with everyone, but in my experience (and in other people’s experiences), it has worked when nothing else was working.
Even though my best friend is a very religious person, I’ve never been. But, I have still always believed in a higher power. When I got to a very low point in my life, I prayed. I spilled the beans and asked for help. I talked about what I felt like was wrong and I asked for guidance on how to get out of the situation. I asked to feel better. I asked to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Interestingly, I found myself waking during the night and breaking right into prayer without thought. It became something that I could do to make myself feel better during a very hard time, and the more I did it, the more hopeful and uplifted I felt.
For me, the prayer helped me feel connected to something bigger than myself. It allowed me to release my burdens a bit and feel as if someone else had my back and it wasn’t all my responsibility to take on the bad that was happening. It also helped me to express the things that were troubling me that I had been holding inside. Once I was able to let go some of the burdens and responsibility, I was able to focus on better things in life, and that’s when I really found myself lifting out of the ‘life sucks’ mode.
What do you have to lose? If it doesn’t work, no one except you will know that you tried it. If it does work, it may be a tool that you can easily and quickly grab on to when you feel like life is getting to be too much.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Life sucks in comparison to what? If you were born on an island with only a community of a few people and you all had the same shelter, food, and water, would you still think life sucks? Probably not. You would just think ‘this is life’ and enjoy the little adventures of the day. However, if one person built a bigger shelter, got more food, and got special water delivered to them from across the ocean, you may start to feel as though you are missing out on something, and life would start to feel less than great at that point.
My point is that comparing yourself to others is a one-way ticket to the ‘life sucks’ mentality. When you think you are not getting what other people have, and find that upsetting, you are going to start to view your life in a more negative tone.
Therefore, appreciate what you have (practice gratitude) and be happy for other people and what they have. And if you want something more out of life, don’t compare; instead, find out how to build that bigger shelter, get more food, or get that special water delivered and make it happen for yourself.
Take Life Day By Day
Looking at the big picture of what has happened or what could happen can definitely lead to the theory that life sucks. If you’ve been experiencing a bunch of setbacks and heartaches lately, then life is going to feel pretty bad and you will likely start to forecast more negativity into your life without actually knowing what is actually going to happen.
If you want to feel better about life, take it day by day. Wake up, appreciate what is happening today, stay focused on the things you need to do, notice the little things that come from being focused on the day and not the future or past, and don’t dwell on what happened or what might happen. This is guaranteed to help you think things other than ‘life sucks’.
Change You, Not Life
This is not meant to put anyone down but, rather, provoke some thought. Maybe life isn’t the culprit. After all, there are plenty of people enjoying life right now despite their circumstances. Some of them may even be in the same circumstance as you!
As said, your perception plays a big part in how you view life. The action you take (or lack of action) also plays a part in how you view life. The people you surround yourself with also play a big part in how you view life. The good news is that you are at the center of it all and you have the choice to change your perception, take more and better action, and surround yourself with better people. Change you and life will change.
Finally the best way to stop hating life is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviuor.
Well to folks out there who think religion sucks, it is time to change your perception about religion.
As a practicing Christian, my relationship with the Lord Jesus has changed my life and has helped me find a meaning for living.
Why Guilt Caused By Sin Often Makes Life Suck So Much
Unconsciously most of us hate life because of the weight of sin caused by guilt.
At a point, we have to make a u-turn and seek ways to start finding lasting peace.
My friend, I can authoritatively tell you that the only guaranteed way to start enjoying life now is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.
He will come in, wash you clean and help you start a brand new life.
Salvation Call By Bishop David Oyedepo
By the time you finish reading the salvation script below, I guarantee you that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will rule your heart.
Everyone who is not born-again, this is your chance.
If you are not saved, you are not safe!
SALVATION is the security of your destiny!
“Whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4)
Now pray this prayer of faith after me:
Lord Jesus, I accept You today, as my Lord, and my Saviour.
Forgive me my sins, wash me with your blood.
I believe, You died for me.
On the third day, You rose again that I might be justified.
I am forgiven
I am justified
I am saved
I am born again
I am a child of God
I am free from the power of sin, to serve the living God.
Thank You Lord, for saving me.
You are blessed of the Lord, who has made the Heaven and the earth.
I cover you today by the blood of Jesus!
The arrows of the wicked shall no longer be able to strike at you!
Your destiny is preserved by the blood of the Lamb!
You will run this race successfully to the end, in the Name of Jesus!
Thank You Father, in Jesus’ precious Name!.
A Prayer Of Faith By Bishop Oyedepo.
Father, I pray over this precious soul. Your grace has saved them let your grace also preserve them. I cover you with the precious blood of Jesus. Remain covered until the day of His appearing. You have come into light; you will never have any reason to go back into darkness. You’ve come into freedom; you will never go back into captivity. In Jesus’ Name, Say Amen.
Thank God for your soul. We congratulate you for the best decision of your life.
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