8 Things to Remember when you’re Down

Dr Alan Jones PhD FRSA
4 min readJul 15, 2022

How to deal with the tough times

8 Things to Keep in Mind When You’re at Your Lowest

There’s no doubt that life can be brutal at times. Even if you’ve been blessed to this point, there’s little chance of making it to the end of your life without suffering a significant setback.

People are tested when faced with great challenges.

Are you confident that you can answer that challenge?

As Mike Tyson said,

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” What will you do when life punches you in the face?

Be prepared when life throws you a curveball:

Here are some things to remember.

You’ve been down before and rebounded.

This isn’t the first time you’ve had to deal with challenging circumstances. Think back to the last time you thought you were dealing with more than you could handle.

How do you feel about that time now? It won’t be long before you can reflect on your current situation and maybe even smile a little.

There’s nowhere to go but up!

If you’re truly at your lowest, there’s a silver lining: There’s nowhere to go but up from here.

Reaching a true low point can be a blessing. It’s a chance to get real with yourself, dig in, and make some positive changes in your life.

Even small changes can make a big difference.

Look for the small changes you can have some control over. Small changes can have a big impact. When your life is operating at a high level, making additional progress can be a lot of work.

Gratitude can provide a more positive perspective.

Look for things you can be grateful about. Your perspective will change considerably, and you’ll be in a better position to find solutions to your current dilemma.

Gratitude is a great tool to have available during good and difficult times.

Are you strong enough to be grateful when you’re at your lowest?

Dr Alan Jones PhD FRSA

Director of Elyn Bres writing about personal development, the mind, spirituality and future histories. Elyn Bres is Cornish for Clear Mind www.elynbres.com