No-one ever said life would be easy. Right?

But no-one ever said it would be really, really tough either.

And when one of those tough times turns into what seems like an incredibly tough life, it’s hard to notice there is a bright side, let alone look on it.

It’s hard to stay optimistic when you feel so flipping miserable and your mind starts working overtime, magnifying every negative thought you’ve ever had.

When life is tough and keeps bringing you down, of course you can’t find your keys, of course you miss your train or your bus and of course everything gets worse as time goes by.

Believe me, I know.  I’ve been that person.

I remember the days when I wandered around in a fog of fear and worry and misery and wish I’d never crawled out of bed at all.

Sometimes it seemed as though nothing ever went right and worse no one noticed or seemed to care.

If anyone did notice maybe they suggested it would be good to relax a little. To take time and breathe maybe to meditate. Because these were the things that helped them.

But what worked for others doesn’t necessarily work for us.  Yet we need something that helps us to see that the whole world really  isn’t against us.

That the Universe isn’t conspiring to make life tougher every day even though there are plenty of days when it feels like that.

And just to remind you that Life in general and the Universe in particular is on your side here’s 11 quotes that I hope will inspire you when life is tough and keeps bringing you down.

Because truth be told…we’ve all been there.

1. About knowing there’s always support to be found when life is tough


There isn’t a trouble so great that an Angel cannot carry you through.

2. About remembering to cut yourself some slack, because you are doing your best

self care

Be kind to yourself. You are doing the best you can in this moment.

3. About taking back control of your mind

letting go of the past

Beautiful one, you will never see how incredibly capable you are while you let your present experiences control your thinking.

4.About using your inner power of imagination

using imagination

Every new opportunity begins with the courage to imagine.

5. About learning to view life from a new perspective

living in hope

Hope isn’t pretending that you haven’t been hurt or things are great, it’s the choice to believe that something wonderful is on its way.

6. About seeking and finding the magic in life


If you fall, pick yourself up and know that you get another chance to get it right tomorrow.

7. About taking the time to work out what is best for you

managing stress

Life becomes stressful when everything you do is urgent.  Sit in the silence once in a while and give your heart a chance to show you what’s best for you this day.

8. About living the life you deserve

battle life

You don’t have to battle with life to change your circumstances.  Simply have more happy thoughts and feelings and what you’re focused on will appear.

9. About remembering how far you’ve come

can't go on

When you feel you can’t go on remember, your inner strength has got you this far and it can take you the rest of the way.

10. About hanging on till the storm blows over

have faith

On your worst days what you need is faith and strength. Faith that everything will work out and strength to hang on until it does.

11. About discovering your powerful inner self

discover God

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Beautiful! Number 7 really speaks to me. We’re all on Urgent Pilot. This is the stress that we create for ourselves. We need some moments of silence each day to hear ourselves, to reconnect, to refuel, to reground, to refocus, to de-distract.

    • Isn’t that the truth Harriet. So much stress we experience is self imposed. 🙂

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