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What Can You Do When Life Sucks?

Do you feel that life isn’t that great at the moment? Perhaps you feel that things aren’t going your way and are out of control and you just seem powerless to prevent what’s happening. It’s almost as though you are ‘stuck in limbo’ and you are waiting for some type of closure or movement forwards. It could be affecting your personal or work life or both. Well, the good news is that it’s OK to feel like this and that this feeling of ‘life sucks’, although it may be extremely frustrating and suffocating, is only temporary. You certainly are not alone. In the latest article from Becoming Aware we examine what you can do if you feel like this, so that you can find some peace wherever you may be at.

Things to do when life sucks

· Accept the situation as it is right now and your emotions

· Focus on the positives

· Look for solutions

· Trust that the situation is temporary

· Learn from your situation - setbacks can be good for you

· Consider how you could do things better next time

· Tell somebody about it

· Be active – walking, cycling or sports

· Make a list or write a journal

Accept that ‘things are the way they are’

The best thing you can do in these times is find acceptance of where you are and what is happening right now. The chances are you can’t change or control what is going on and spending all your time with the situation on your mind isn’t going to make it different. It’s also important to accept your emotions, as otherwise they will consume you and be totally draining. You might try some breathing techniques or meditation. When thinking about the positives, it includes things that you are grateful for including having a home, food, water, the world around you and of course family and friends. Also consider what is going well in your life at the moment and put things into perspective. You are OK and you are safe. Negativity can be time consuming, so seek solutions step by step.

Talk things through and seek professional help

It’s always good to talk things through and perhaps you have a member of your family or a close friend that you can discuss your situation with. The old adage that ‘2 heads are better than 1’ is certainly apt at this time. Don’t suffer alone and seek professional help if you need to.

If you are stuck, you will need to have:


· ACCEPTANCE combined with TRUST

· Belief that the situation is NOT PERMANENT – it is TEMPORARY

· Ultimately, you can CHANGE DIRECTION

It’s true that everyone will have a bad day, a bad week, a bad year and life is certainly full of trials and tribulations. However, accepting that the situation is temporary will allow you to move forwards. You’ll find that you are able to think more rationally and objectively, as you seek solutions in a calm and centred way and once you do this, you will find some kind of peace which is when things will begin to shift and change automatically.

How Becoming Aware can help you

Karen Hoad from Becoming Aware is a qualified and experienced Emotional Healing & Wellbeing Practitioner. She has vast experience in mental, emotional and physical health issues and works with people to release their emotions. If you are struggling and feel that 'life really sucks' at the moment, call Karen on 07766 427966 for a free without obligation chat or email

“You can’t always choose the path that you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.”

John O’Leary

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