Things To Remember When You Hit Rock Bottom In Your Life

Last Update on June 11, 2021 : Published on May 2, 2021
What to do when you hit rock bottom

It is almost impossible to find a person who hasn’t hit rock bottom in their whole life, be it emotionally, physically, mentally or financially. But let’s face it; hitting rock bottom is a challenge for each of us to break the monotony as well as remove massive roadblocks.

But what is hitting rock bottom and why it is also considered as a transition for each and every human being? Let’s explore!

What does Hitting Rock Bottom Means?

In general terms, hitting rock bottom is an event in life or phase when someone reaches the lowest point in their life. Here, a person believes that things cannot get any worse and they have fallen apart. The damage is so great that nothing is left anymore for destruction.

Although this concept is different for every individual. For example, it’s losing all the money and assets for someone whereas breaking up with their lifelong partner or getting diagnosed with a terminal disease for others.

Signs That You Have Hit Rock Bottom

  • Normal activity may need a long preparation
  • You consume extra unhealthy meals to comfort yourself
  • Social isolation
  • Losing interest in things that you liked before
  • Lost in thoughts
  • You seem in bad mood and hate the world

It is true that the person finds himself in a dark and hopeless situation. But there is a silver lining from here! You can revive yourself once again and rejoice in your life to rise up and become better once again.

How? Let’s check out what to do when you hit rock bottom.

What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom?

1. Let Yourself Feel The Pain

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.”

 Each one of us tries to avoid the pain and usually indulges in distractions or getting on with other things. But you have to let this pain pass through you in any form like disappointment, grief, frustration, or crying. If we allow ourselves to stand in this inconsolable heat, it will only lead to a stronger mind and strongest heart.

2. Take Some Time Back To Reflect

“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted-it is an intimate date with yourself.”

Hitting the rock bottom gives you a chance to understand yourself on a deeper level, believe it or not. When you take time for yourself, you would be able to find how much are you affected, how to help yourself, how to lighten up the heavy heart, and finally make yourself stronger in the outside world. Remember, all the lessons that you learn in your hardest time or after hitting rock bottom go with you for life.

3. Show Faith & Self-Compassion

“Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t want to look at.”

 ‘Everything will fall into place and you have faith in it’, is a positive statement to keep yourself calm in distress. Believe in something bigger than yourself, be it God, energy, fate, or destiny, and surrender to the situation.

However, you also need to pick yourself up from here by showing compassion by practicing self-care activities. It can include taking a hot shower, writing journals, getting a hot pedicure at home, and reading a motivational book.

4. Find Yourself Once Again

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”

Finding yourself is similar to finding your home to build back life after hitting rock bottom. It is not necessary that only one particular activity needs to be done to realize your potential but this is the time to explore every edge of yours. For the same, spend time in nature, take a dip in the pool, listen to music, meditate and open up to connect across time and every space.

5. Gel With Right People

“Good company on a journey makes the way seem shorter.”

 When you are wondering what to do when you have hit rock bottom, we advise you to be around with your loving friends and family members.

They definitely want to encourage you with their words, believe in you, and support you in typical conditions. In the meantime, you need to keep a safe distance from toxic people or those who have negative thoughts inside them.

6. Take Responsibility Of Your Actions

“It’s only when you take responsibility for your life, you discover how powerful you truly are.”

Often we think that life is happening to us and we mistakenly take it as self-pity. Although you don’t need to give up control of your life completely. Even though surrendering is good, take small steps and decisions and you will find yourself in a new world.

7. Ask For Help

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it.”

A counselor or therapist could help you in giving a direction of life if you are stuck in one place. Considering confusions and cloudiness in your thoughts, it is always good to talk it out with a professional and get their help.

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You are not alone if you are hitting rock bottom and do not know how to come up. Trust in yourself and trust what is coming forth. While trying to swim back to the top, keep embracing and learning the new methods which will stick with you all time along.

About The Author

Akanksha Soni
Akanksha Soni

Akanksha is an active lifestyle blogger and writer at Calmsage. She has learnt various lessons on happiness and methods to fight depression through 'Gurus' as well as own experiences. An ardent practitioner of Yoga and meditation, she keeps traveling, writes and interacts with people to feel alive.

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