Here are quotes for difficult times – to improve your mindset. When you read these motivational quotes for tough times, you’ll feel calmer quicker.
I have found that reading uplifting hard times quotes helps to shift your energy, thoughts and mood!
Plus I also discovered writing and designing quotes for tough times can be very liberating.
So I personally created this collection of difficult times quotes.
I’m a bestselling writer, award winning designer and recovered anxiety sufferer.
I know how it feels to be in a place of struggle. So I wanted to create a range of inspiring quotes about difficult times to empower as many people as I could.
I call my difficult times my “Bucket List From Hell.”
Thankfully I stayed positive and strong, and made it through to happier days ahead.
I hope my inspirational quotes (below) help you to go from feeling crappy to feeling happy! 🙂
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25 Difficult Times Quotes
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1. Best of times, difficult times
Whether it’s the best of time or worst of times, it’s the only time you have. Look for the good in each day. Focus on growth, purpose, peace, love and gratitude. – Karen Salmansohn
2. Change how you react to difficult times
You cannot change how others treat you. Sometimes they won’t be so loving. But you can change how you react to it all. Be sure you respond in a way which shows love for yourself. Don’t beat yourself up over how they’re beating up on you. Be good to yourself – even when others aren’t. Especially when others aren’t. – Karen Salmansohn
3. Own your feelings
Outside looking in, it’s hard to understand. Inside looking out, it’s hard to explain.
4. Change your story
What is achievable in your life is based on the stories you tell yourself.
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5. Stay strong in difficult times
Don’t let the fear of your challenges overwhelm you. Face towards your challenges head on. You’re stronger than you realize. Plus your challenges will help you to strengthen your emotional muscles in new, exciting ways. – Karen Salmansohn
6. Be authentic
Please do not allow the challenges of your past to stop you from becoming who you are meant to be. – Karen Salmansohn
7. Choose positivity
You can’t be both awesome and negative. Choose one. – Karen Salmansohn
8. Let go of the pain of the past
There must come a time when your love for yourself becomes more important than your need to hold onto the pain of your past. – Karen Salmansohn
9. It’s okay to be scared in difficult times
It’s okay to be scared. It means you’re about to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone and grow a little. – Karen Salmansohn
10. Embrace your inner power
You may be up against a giant today. But don’t focus on how big your giant is. Focus on how big your inner power is.
11. Get even better.
Don’t get even. Get even better. Become excited about creating a happy, love-filled life! Get caught up in what’s going right – and who you love! Eventually any thoughts of that challenging person from your past will become diluted by all the many awesome things in your present. Bad stuff will become a mere blip in your memory bank. – Karen Salmansohn
12. The greater the struggle…
The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. – The Butterfly Circus
13. The truth is…
The truth is…we’re all a little broken. We must learn to love the broken pieces of ourselves – be gentle and empathic – with ourselves and others. – Karen Salmansohn
14. Be true to you
If you have to convince someone to stay with you, then they have already left. – Shannon L. Adler
15. Be your own hero in difficult times
Anyone can slay a dragon. Try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero. – Brian Andreas
16. Forget quick fixes
if you want to improve your life you must commit to changing your daily habits and creating a permanent lifestyle shift. You can’t depend on quick fixes. – Karen Salmansohn
17. Forget DNA
I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. – Jim Butcher
The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.
19. Design your life.
Is this the life you want to live? Can you be braver, stronger, kinder, more communicative? You have it within you to change what’s within you. – Karen Salmansohn
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20. Open that door.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. – Mo Willems
21. Grow stronger during difficult times.
Stop allowing the pain form past relationships to keep you stuck in resentment. Don’t be a prisoner to your past choices. – Karen Salmansohn
22. Spread positivity.
Positivity is one of the most attractive scents you can wear. – Karen Salmansohn
23. Just because…
Just because I’m used to it, doesn’t mean it no longer hurts.
24. Love yourself
Try to say nothing negative about yourself for 3 days. For 45 days. For 3 months. See happens in your life. – Yoko Ono
25. Take things day by day.
Stress happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day. – Karen Salmansohn
Difficult times quote – bonus
The most beautiful people are those who have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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