4 Things To Remember When Life Gets Hard


Well, it’s been awhile. My last post was on January 1st.

It’s already February now! Time flies…

One of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging (or following my so-called blogging schedule) is because my mind wasn’t in a good state – negative thoughts and all that.

It’s important to take care of yourself first – your mental health. So that’s what I did (you should too!).

I’ll be starting a series called #WellnessWednesdays where I blog about wellness in general on Wednesdays (if I manage to follow….) so expect some wellness posts on upcoming Wednesdays! 🙂

Moving on – this blog post is inspired by a Korean short film. I recently watched this short Korean drama series (and it made me cried buckets of tears) – KBS Drama Specials – usually 1 hour+ short films. You can watch it here. It made me realize how there are other people wishing they could live longer and here we are sometimes wishing our life is shorter.

For those of you that need little reminders here, this post is to remind you to not give up and just keep going.

Here are 4 things to remind yourself when life is tough:

  1. You are considered lucky.
    In the short film, the main character was wondering why was her life cut short. She wanted to live longer. She was so desperate to live more.

    You were given birth by your very own mother who went through so much of pain just to deliver you.

    You still have a beating heart. You still have a living soul.

    These little things are what counts – you are so blessed already to be able to live and breath like a normal person would.

    Being alive is a very lucky thing. Embrace it – even when life gets in the way.

  2. Pain is temporary.
    The pain you are feeling right now, all the hardships, breakups and struggles – it’s only temporary.

    It will pass.

    No pain lasts forever unless you choose to let it consume you. Don’t let it take over your life – be the change. You can have a good life – if you allow yourself to.

    Be kind to yourself, let happiness into your life. Free yourself from all the negativity and the ones that cause you pain or problems.

    Be good to yourself because you deserve it.

  3. You are loved.
    Take a step back and take a look at the people around you.

    I know – it sounds so cheesy and cringy. But it’s true. You are loved.

    You never know – you might be someone else’s happiness. You might be the reason they wake up every day. You can even put a smile on their face daily.

    People are happy to have you. You might not know it – but there are those that are happy to have you in their lives. They enjoy your company, they love being around you. They love talking to you.

    Remember them.

  4. It can’t be stormy and rainy forever.
    Maybe you have been constantly been let down, so many disappointments, failures and so on. Maybe you feel that you aren’t good enough for your family, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, friend.. or in general.

    Maybe you are struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet… to build yourself a good career… to make your loved ones proud.. to be good at a job you’re currently struggling with…

    Don’t think that just because your life sucks right now that it’ll suck forever.It will get better.

    I promise.

    Just hang in there for a while longer – and don’t give up. Just keep pushing yourself – and I promise that you will see rays of sunshine and rainbows at the end.

    Just like the weather, rain and storms come and go.
    Just like the struggles and hardships, they will come and go as well.

I hope all of you have a good month ahead!

Stay positive always.

x chelle

16 thoughts on “4 Things To Remember When Life Gets Hard

  1. Sonia February 7, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    So inspirational michy! Especially the fourth point :’)

    Liked by 2 people

  2. blogbybakes February 25, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Oh I love this!! Looking forward to your wellness Wednesday’s too! Bakes. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christy B March 15, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    We’re so blessed to just be here and breathing, as you say. Yesterday I went for a walk and thought “wow not everyone can do this” and in that moment I stopped complaining about feeling tired. I look forward to the Wellness Wednesday series.


    • Michelle Kam March 15, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      Right! Whenever I start to complain, I take a second to remember that there are things to be grateful and blessed about. Thanks for reading! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. learninggiant April 25, 2018 / 8:35 am

    great post I like the point you made especially with -It can’t be stormy and rainy forever. Its true we can choose to be defined by our struggle or we can redefine our own lives

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michelle Kam May 21, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Thank u so much for reading! And yes, it is! 🙂


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