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50 of the Best Words of Encouragement For Hard Times

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I think we’re all going through a little bit of a hard time right now, amirite? I mean, how many of us have had to go through extended quarantine and isolation? Here are 50 words of encouragement for hard times to help you get through this time and any other tough time you may be going through right now.

I know sometimes it’s hard to actually believe when someone tells you “things will be ok” but the truth of the matter is, things will be ok! You just have to believe.

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Besides reading words of encouragement all the time (and writing them too on inspirational quotes posters) I not only let them sink in hard but every time I have a negative thought I think of 3 positive things.

This little exercise really helps me get through some difficult and stressful times. Please try it next time you have some negative thoughts. Imagine if you have 10 negative thoughts in one day, you’ve just replaced them with 30 positive ones! How awesome is that?

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50 Words of Encouragement For Hard Times

I’m going to break this up into a few different categories. All of these are great words of comfort for someone going through a difficult time.

Without further ado…

10 encouraging words for friends in hard times

Sometimes we just don’t know what to say to a friend who is going through a really hard time. Here are 10 words of encouragement you may try using.

You are a really strong person. I know you’ll get through this. Stay strong!

Look at how far you’ve already come. You totally can get through this.

I’m here for you always and I believe in you. Reach out any time, day or night. You are never alone!

It’s ok if you break down and cry but don’t stay down there. Let me help you back up.

I know you are going through a really hard time right now but don’t forget to honour and take time for yourself. Your life is important.

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Everyone should have a friend like you!

You are such a warrior!! I love how you never give up, no matter what! You inspire me.

You always make me feel loved and understood and for that I’m eternally grateful for your friendship.

Don’t forget that while you are in that storm, I am holding your umbrella.

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you realize and smarter than you know!

10 quotes about inner strength and courage

The battle you are in today is giving you the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up

Your present situation is not the final destination. Keep going!

You don’t realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Bob Marley

You are always one decision away from a totally different life.

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

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The person I am today would like to thank the person I was 5 years ago for not giving up! You’re awesome.

Iva Ursano

Fall down seven times, stand up eight!!

Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you aren’t

Don’t lose hope and don’t ever give up. Your miracle could be right around the next corner!

Stop letting fear get in the way and do the damn thing already

10 words of encouragement during hard times

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t

Not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.

Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix what’s broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something new.

In one year from now, everything you are stressing about won’t even matter. Let it go.

Train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or you’ll lose every time.

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When the storm rips you apart, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again

Bryant McGill

Cry as hard as you want but make sure that when you stop crying you never cry again for the same reason

Good things happen, love is real, you’ll be ok.

The most amazing things in life happen just when we’re about to give up. Keep the faith.

For every person you forgive, you heal a wound of your own.

10 positive words of encouragement for work

Say yes to the job and figure out how to do it later!

When you do what you love, it’s not considered work anymore

Do your best in this moment and you will be in a good place for the next moment

Spend your time with people who talk about dreams, visions and goals…not other people

Your only competition is the person you were yesterday.

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It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go. What matters is that you at least go!

You either look for a way or find an excuse. It’s up to you. Find the way.

Every morning, wake up being grateful for the job you have now.

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t:either way, you’re right

Henry Ford

People will throw stones at you. Don’t throw them back. Pick them up and build an empire.

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You didn’t come this far to only go this far. Keep going!

Learn your lessons and stop repeating the same bullshit

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.

Some day, we will find what we’re looking for. Or maybe not. Maybe we will find something much greater than we expected.

In case no one has told you yet: you are amazing, you can do this, you are loved.

Only love can heal the pain that love caused

I wasn’t ready for half the sh** I went through, but obviously I’m built for it.

In the end, you’ll only regret the chances you didn’t take.

Life is short. Don’t waste it on worry or assholes. You’re welcome!

Live your life in such a way that if anyone was to speak badly of you, no one would believe them

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I hope you enjoyed these words of encouragement

I truly hope you enjoyed this collection of encouraging quotes for hard times. Times are tough for all of us right now but if you stay calm and have faith that good things are on their way, then you’ll get through this just fine.

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And before I go, I just want to leave you with this.

Everything is temporary. Even your troubles.

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xo iva xo

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  1. There were a lot of struggles and obstacles that I had been through and felt like I was alone, or felt like no one had possibly been through what I had been through and that is just not true. But I definitely enjoyed these words of encouragement. My favorite was “Fall down seven times, stand up eight!!” Ma daddy Bill once told me that if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

    1. Oh I love that quote from your dad!!! I forgot about that one. I’m glad you enjoyed these words of encouragement. Thanx so much for reading and your comment!

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