Here are uplifting quotes for difficult times and hard situations – to improve your mindset. When you read these motivational quotes, you’ll feel calmer quicker.
I have found that reading uplifting quotes for hard times helps to shift your energy, thoughts and mood!
If you’re going through hard times or a difficult challenge right now, I hope these inspirational quotes help you to shift from feeling crappy to feeling happy!
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How to Use these Uplifting Quotes for Difficult Times…
- Use these motivating quotes for challenging times as free screen savers.
- Print out these difficult times quotes and put them in your wallet or on your bathroom mirror.
- Share these quotes for hard times in social media to inspire others who are going through difficult situations.
- When you share them on Instagram – be sure to tag me and say hi! My handle is @notsalmon!
- Suggest a new uplifting quote for stressful times below in the comment section! I might design it into a quote poster!
1. Best of times, worst of 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
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.
5. You’re stronger than you realize
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 your authentic self
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. Live a balanced life
A happy life is a balanced life. Be kind – but not a doormat. Trusting – but value boundaries and intuition. Content – but open to growing. – Karen Salmansohn
9. It’s okay to be scared
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. Don’t get even. 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. Be the reason…
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people. -Karen Salmansohn
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. Stop trying to convince people…
If you have to convince someone to stay with you, then they have already left. – Shannon L. Adler
15. Be your own hero
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
20. Open that door.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. – Mo Willems
21. Stop to grow.
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 more.
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
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