We all go through struggle. Some more than most. No matter your personal circumstances, sometimes keeping the correct mindset can allow you to approach the struggle in your life. This is true no matter where that difficulty might be emanating from. ‘Tiding over,’ a term used for those times when outside help is needed to help you continue through a storm, can be extremely useful. For more exploration of this term, and how it could apply to your life, see the following:
Social support can mean all the difference between trying your best and struggling with courage. Energy does seem to go up and down in our lives, and that is true from our luck to our moods to our general motivation. If you have social support and networks around you, based on common honesty and trust, then you can ride these tumultuous circumstances with a little more strategy.
For example, let’s say you’ve been rejected from the college of your dreams. This can either mean you throw your entire study plans out of the window, or you listen to your friend encouraging you to see the positives of your second choice college. You might not have come to this perception by yourself, at least not in a timeframe that mattered and counted. Keeping strong social support around you can tide you over until your rationality comes back from the cloud of your emotional reactions. This can mean quite alot for the course of your life, so be sure to try and apply it where possible. Also, try to bring that support to your friends when they need it. It could be just what they truly require.
It’s not always easy to manage your finances. To continue the college example, we’re pretty sure that students know what we mean. Financial support can come through a range of avenues, from knowing the personal loans best rates to making good on a loan your friend owes you from a year ago, sometimes financial support is imperative to find outside of your current situation. Some purchases just cannot wait until you can afford them in the immediate moment, or sometimes circumstances conspire to separate us from our hard earned funds.
Just like your social links, keeping this solid financial support allows for a greater range of potential solutions when the difficulty truly does hit and harm. The two are often bound together as well, as friends will usually help you out with a loan when you are trustworthy, or put their name down for an official lend collateral.
You, yes you reading this will experience difficulty in your life. It will shape you, it will make you weak, and it will rebuild you into a stronger, more experienced person. Instead of wishing this away, having the humility to expect it allows you to take it in your stride, even if that’s very difficult. Sometimes, this can be one of the best and most reliable attitudes to keep when tiding over until the good times roll around again.
We hope that this advice helps you if you find yourself in struggle in the near future.