Sometimes life can be so much harder than you had expected. Sometimes everything and anything is just too much. Sometimes all you need is time and space.

And maybe also, a little bit of inspiration to feed your heart and soul. At hard times these next five quotes will help you get through it.

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Happy?

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.

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You'll get through it. Remember you have come this far, you have survived this long, and you can still do it, every single day.

Life?

Life doesn't always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet, to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strenghten you into the person you were meant to become.

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You have a purpose, don't give up on it. Life will try to bring you down, but don't let it. You are a strong, wonderful and smart person. You can do this.

Waiting?

Stop waiting for friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.

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Don't wait and just do it. You only got one life to live. Go after the things you want. Go live the adventures that are waiting for you.

Letting go?

One of the most courageous decisions you'll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

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Being hurt is normal, but processing it is too. Letting go of pain is essential to feeling good again, and most importantly happy. You're allowed to feel everything strongly and close to heart, but don't let it control you to the point you're hurting more than living.

You're allowed to be happy just as much as you're allowed to be sad. Don't be afraid of feelings, let them strenghten you.

Eyes wide open?

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have, if only we seek them with our eyes open.

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Dare to travel. Dare to be the person you are. Dare to love. Dare to learn. Dare to go after your dreams and ambitions. Dare to grow. Dare to go when everyone else is staying. Dare to think. Dare to work hard for what you want.

Dare to live.

Thank you for reading!

.Quotes written in italic aren't mine and all rights obviously go to the owners. I hope you enjoyed reading this article!

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Love, Paulien.