Inspirational and uplifting quotes for difficult days

uplifting quotes for hard times

Have you ever read a quote that simply spoke to you and lifted you up in a moment when you needed inspiration and hope?

Quotes are powerful words that can provide such positivity in hard and dark times.

Throughout life, we all go through moments that can put our resilience to the test.

These difficult times may be a challenging season, a rough day, or an overwhelming period of adversity, and their intensity can vary greatly.

How we confront these challenges depends on a multitude of factors, including our mental, physical, and social resources.

However, when we find ourselves engulfed in a dark spell, the burden can be particularly heavy, especially for those dealing with mental health conditions such as depression conditions such as depression.

During moments of darkness and despair, uplifting and inspirational quotes can provide some light and hope helping somehow ease the situation.

These words of wisdom have the power to uplift our spirits, reignite hope, and give us the strength to weather the storm.

Uplifting quotes remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and that brighter days are ahead.

By reflecting on these quotes, we can develop resilience, perspective, and perseverance, allowing us to not only survive but thrive even in the most challenging of times.

I need to pause right now and say that it is very important to call a mental health provider if you think you are in crisis.

If you struggling with your mental health or you feel your problems are overwhelming please seek help.

Look for a therapist or reach out to organizations such as the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Well-being support also offers mental health support 24/7.

But one thing to keep in mind even as we go through it all is that even such hard times will pass. But oh boy! It sure doesn’t feel like it when you are in the thick of things.

That is why I have gathered these inspirational and uplifting quotes for difficult days to help you and me have something to hold on to, a light to shine in those dark corners of our minds when things feel hopeless.

With these quotes I want to tell you and me that better days are possible, indeed, they are coming.

You have inner strength and there is a spark of hope there, and these quotes will ignite it and keep you going even in dark times, during times of great hopelessness and sadness, reach out for a quote that gives you hope.

While some life situations cannot be reversed ( the year 2020 and the many great losses come to mind), we must however cope as we find our way in dark and uncertain times.

I hope these quotes will help you feel better, give you strength, and hope to look the future in the eye and see a glimpse of a better day.

These quotes are a bit of sunshine on a dark cold day.

Let’s see the quotes already!


Mental health inspirational quotes for hard times

1. “You, as much as anyone else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


2. “Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going when you really feel like giving up.” – Anonymous


3.” Healing is not linear. It’s okay to have setbacks; the important thing is to keep moving forward.” – Matt Haig


4. “Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is essential. Your self-care is a necessity.” – Unknown


5. “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush


6. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela


7. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman


8. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia

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9. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein


10. “One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” – Linda Poindexter



Inspirational and uplifting quotes about overcoming challenges

11. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière


12. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine


13. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


14. “The only way to handle pressure is to apply it.” – Benjamin Disraeli


15. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that count.” – Winston Churchill


Quotes for bad days

16. “Don’t give up because you had a bad day. Forgive yourself and do better tomorrow”– unknown


17. “It all begins and ends in your mind, what you give the power to, has the power over you if you allow it.”


18. “My goal is not to be better than anyone else but to be better than I used to be” _Wayne Dyer 


19. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it” _ Helen Keller


20. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

Quotes for bad days


21. “Sometimes you have to choose between, planting roots and growing wings.”


22. “Sometimes when things are falling apart they may be falling into place.”


23. “Your current situation is giving you an opportunity to reevaluate what you want” –-Tashabee


24. “Ten years from now make sure that you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it”-Mandy Hale


25. “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide”- Brene Brown 

26. “You are a fighter. Look at everything you have overcome. Don’t give up now.” Olivia Benson.


27. “We fall. We break. We fail. But then we rise, we heal, we overcome”

Inspirational and uplifting quotes

28. “Sometimes, when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually, you have been planted.”


29. “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S Lewis”


30. “You can’t  reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s clutter” –-Louise Smith


31. “You will smile again”


Inspirational and uplifting quotes

32. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”-Martin Luther King 


33. “Look for something positive each day even if some days have to look a little harder”Recovery 


34. “Sometimes you get to what you thought was the end and you find it is a whole new beginning”.- Anne Taylor.


35. “Your life only gets better when you do. Work on yourself and the rest will follow.”


36.  “When you need something to believe in, start with yourself.” 


37. “When it rains, look for rainbows, when it is dark, look for stars”-  Fiona Childs. co


38. “Motherhood: where love knows no limits, sacrifice knows no bounds.” – Unknown


39. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale


40. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange


41. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh


42. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” – Meryl Streep


43. “Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolize them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives.” – Jandy Nelson

44. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller


45. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens


46. “The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost


47. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


48. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

49. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene


50 “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami


51. “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” – Arthur Golden


52.”Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill


53. “The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” – Unknown


54. “Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.” – Aristotle


55.”Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo


56. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb


57. “When you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


58. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll


59. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins


60. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Unknown


61. “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” – Unknown


62.”Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton


63. “Tough times never last but tough people do”- Robert H. Schuller

And now  I hope that after reading these inspirational and motivational quotes you feel there is still sunshine and better days ahead. Stay strong. Better days are coming.  I believe you will smile again, in fact, you will laugh right out loud.

Here is to wishing you happier days ahead. You are WORTHY of great and good things.

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