We go through different phases in our lives. We all experience the thrilling, momentous occasions. But sometimes months will pass and nothing noteworthy happens – just typical, everyday life. We feel content with our time at work and at home, if not a little bit bored.
And then sometimes we have a rough patch in our life. One thing seems to go wrong after another, and it’s like we can’t escape bad luck waiting for us at every corner we turn. We miss the boring, content moments when we weren’t experiencing a rough patch.
But everything passes. When I go through a troubling experience in my life, I try to think about how it can help me grow as a person. If I’m in the middle of an argument with a loved one, I think about the best ways to communicate and still show understanding and care. If I have a stressful workload, I think of the best way to let off steam and avoid the pile of work in the future.
Rough patches are no fun, but being content with everything in life all of the time would simply be harmful. We would not grow if things didn’t go wrong every once in a while when we are forced out of our comfort zone. And one of the most rewarding parts of life is growing and becoming better.