They say when life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade. As romantically charming as this old phrase might be, it’s hard to follow. When life puts you down, it continues to put you down, and some people never get out of the rut they are stuck in.

Assuming that you can make lemonade in a lousy situation indicates that you might not be seeing the silver lining in your case. Sometimes, it’s possible your silver lining doesn’t exist.


Giving up and calling it quits isn’t the answer, though thousands of people do so every year. However, persevering through hard times is what makes us all the more human. It would help if you struck a balance between acceptance, perseverance, and peace.

This article will talk about just that; how to get through the bad day(s) when things don’t seem to look up.

Turn to your faith

Millions of people around the world are going strong simply because they rely on their faith. Your spirituality is a very personal matter. However, getting through your darkest times through God’s intervention makes you appreciate the little things in life.

If you think a divine intervention will strike you and solve all your problems, you might want to reconsider.


It’s the little things, the calling towards a specific direction, making decisions you wouldn’t always make, and seeing a way where one doesn’t exist. It’s opening your bible and finding the perfect verse or reading about it in detail in the book of song to feel gratitude.

Divine intervention does exist if you don’t believe in it. However, the catch is that it’s considerably more subtle than people let on. You have to look for the signs, believe that things will get better, and open yourself to grace when God comes knocking.

Drawn on your family and friends

Sometimes the only thing that keeps us going in dark times is our loved ones. Some people demonize living for others and suggest that we should have our personalities and dreams to follow.

However, remember that no one’s living your life but you. You are in the driver’s seat of your car, don’t think about what anyone else has to say.


If your loved ones got you out of a dark place in your life and helped you persevere, then that’s fine too. The sheer unexplainable love for family and friends is hard to put into words; therefore, we won’t even bother trying.

Once you draw on your loved ones for strength and start feeling better, you can think about your personal goals and what you want to do in life. Remember that a life course isn’t linear. It’s the direction you give it that matters.

See a therapist

We live in a time where psychology has made great strides in society like never before. The globalized world is now ready to accept that mental health issues are legitimate problems, and millions have sought help.

The mental health revolution helped people on the verge of giving up, rising to the occasion, and facing challenges head-on. Decoding depression and anxiety have helped people regain their lives and become fully functional members of society.


A therapist can help you more than you realize. Though the real power resides in you, a therapist can help you gain perspective and discover what you are doing wrong.

Consider seeing a therapist or a counselor for a while. The stigma of doing so is now subsiding, and you can take advantage of the vast experience that these professionals have to offer. Just make sure you go in with an open mind and the willingness to learn. Leave the rest to them.

Meditate

Meditation has existed for centuries and has proved helpful for millions of people now and throughout history. The freedom from worldly stresses slowly goes away as soon as you shut your eyes in a quiet room.

Meditation helps you become one with yourself and achieve your true potential in this world.
However, a new form of meditation is taking the world by storm, called Mindfulness.

The principles of Mindfulness revolve around experiencing your surroundings through your five senses. Moreover, it puts your imagination to the test, encourages you to imagine yourself, and lets fear, worry, and hatred leave your body through your mind’s visualization.

You may want to consider mindfulness exercises to free yourself from things that are bothering you. There are also a bunch of apps that can help you relieve stress help you persevere.

Acceptance

Acceptance is one of the most complex things to explain to people going through a hard time in life. A certain degree of acceptance is needed to live a healthy life. However, your need to draw a line somewhere, and it can be hard to figure out where that line is.

The fuzzy boundaries between acceptance and complacency are what make this concept so hard to grasp. Let’s try and see if we can decipher it to some degree.


You need to accept that certain things are not in your control and that there is nothing you can do about them at the moment. The death of a loved one is the best example we can think of.

There is nothing you can do to bring them back, and that’s just a fact of life. All you can do is move on and honor their memory in the best way possible. However, if you constantly take abuse, torment, and other nasty things that life throws at you, you may be living a life of complacency.

If an abusive partner continues to make your life miserable, acceptance goes out the door, and you should too.

Maybe it isn’t all that hard to decipher then. Accept the unchangeable, change the unacceptable.

Conclusion

There we have it, some of the best ways to persevere through hard times through patience and peace. Going back to the lemonade example, we see that things aren’t as easy as making lemonade out of lemons is.

Sometimes you can; sometimes you can’t. This article helps you use other coping techniques to find your balance and persevere through the most challenging times.

With that said, we hope that you mix and match the ideas that suit you best. Relying solely on one may or may not get you’re the desired outcome. It mainly varies from person to person; therefore, we suggest you try what works for you.

Let’s see you persevere now! We wish you the best of luck.