15 Quotes To Help You Stay Positive When Times Are Tough

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Life isn't supposed to be easy.

Staying positive when you’re in a difficult place isn’t always that easy.

You might try to ignore how you really feel by doing things like staying in bed watching movies all day or pretending like nothing is wrong in front of others, but either way, you’re not allowing yourself to be a happier person when you refuse to acknowledge what’s making you so unhappy.

It doesn’t sound like it makes much sense, but by admitting that you ARE in a tough spot and that this hardship is leading to bad moods and feelings that are very unlike you, you can learn how to accept how you feel and move on.

There will always be times in your life when it feels like things will never get better, that you’ll just have to get used to feeling like you don’t matter or that you aren’t meant to have a good life.

But that right there is how negativity is perpetuated and why you can’t get out of this rut.

It is a MUCH better idea to make an effort to stay positive instead of letting yourself give up.


I know, it sounds easier said than done, but there are ways to help you stay in this mindset without continually putting yourself through the ringer.

One of my favorite (and one of the most underrated) ways to stay positive is by repeating a mantra every morning.

Whether that means that you find your favorite quote online or you make one up, telling yourself every morning that you are one bad ass chick and that you can do whatever life throws your way will boost your mood tenfold.

When you trick your mind into feeling happy – similar to smiling even when you’re feeling down – you’re actually helping yourself normalize a cheery attitude.

So, what does that mean for you? It means you’ll start having a more positive outlook on life that will lead to more successes.


And hey, your attitude might just rub off onto your friends and family, and give them more reason to smile, too.

Check out some of the BEST quotes for staying positive when times are tough below, and use them to kick ass and help you to be your best self.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius

“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.”

“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”

“When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive - it's leadership.”

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.”

“Don't ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday.”

“Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.”

“Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.”

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong; focus on what could go right.”

“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”

“Every day is a fresh start.”