Hump day : 3 practical tips for getting over life’s humps

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Today is the middle of the week, Wednesday, affectionately known as hump day. Some weeks are never-ending and for all you guys having a rough week, it’s known as why isn’t it Friday yet.


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In life, we are all faced with humps.Some bigger than others. The easy ones you leap over like an Olympic high jumper. Others, well they seem like mountains and you are stuck at the bottom scratching your head wondering where you should start.

Some days you wake up bright and full of energy and others getting out of bed seems so disheartening. You just want to give up. On those days you have to dig deep, really deep. My preferred way to deal with those days is to channel my inner toddler and scream, throw a tantrum. Not very mature, I know but you would be surprised how therapeutic it can be. Here are my three tips for dealing with life’s humps.

Flip da script: It’s all about perspective. When life hands you lemons, don’t get sour. Make the best out of it. As they say, make lemonade and for that really rough dilemma, a margarita will do. It’s all about how you view the challenge. So, for instance,  you lost your job? Let me just say; it won’t be your last job. Let’s think of it in a positive light. You will have more free time to pursue what you are really passionate about, whatever floats your boat. You never know what idea, inspiration may hit you. It could even lead to a whole new career. This is a chance to reinvent yourself.


Accept where you are. I am not condoning settling of any sort here. As one of my favourite motivational gurus Rebecca Boruki would say ”allow the suck”. Make peace with where you are. Sometimes despite our best efforts, we fall flat on our faces. When this happens, reflect, accept and don’t get stuck back there.  Get up, dust off and go at it again. Just roll with it. Everything is temporary. Think back to all the times you were faced with a problem, issue or challenge.  They always worked out right? Trust that even when things are seemingly going wrong, it’s all in your favour. The universe always has your back.


Find a healthy coping mechanism. Stress can wear you down and sometimes knock you out. There is a reason why meditation and yoga have become so popular. They are good for your mental, emotional and physical health. So many studies have proven this fact, don’t just take my word for it. Do your research. If these are too woo woo for you.You can read a good book, exercise, watching a good comedy. Laughter is so soothing. Have you ever tried colouring? I love my adult coloring book 🙂 It get’s me in touch with my inner child and creativity.Find something that brings you peace and gives you clarity.Inner peace can be the antidote to any of the stressors that life brings.

What do you do to cope with life ‘s humps? Happy hump day everyone. Love and Blessings





81 thoughts on “Hump day : 3 practical tips for getting over life’s humps

  1. Kyla Matton Osborne says:

    I think for a lot of us, we get stuck when it comes time to accept where we are. It’s really hard to “allow the suck”! But getting caught up in self-pity or trying to blame someone for why our life sucks, it just isn’t healthy. Sometimes you really have to say, “It is what it is.” You can’t move on to something better if you’re still focusing on how bad life sucks.

  2. I just love reading your posts! I love the channeling your inner toddler and scream part…I need to try it lol. My coping mechanism is a run or long walk but if its too cold out, knitting while I watch series on Netflix helps too! Thanks for this great post

  3. Evelyn Lo Foreman says:

    Tachi – love these tips to sprint over some of the humps that come along the way in life (not just Wednesdays, ya know? =). My fave is your share about “accept the suck.” Sometimes, understanding that without the downs, we’d never truly appreciate the ups is enough for me to ride it through. Have a blessed day – we made it… it’s Already THURSDAY <3 xo Hugs and blessings, Evelyn, Path of presence

  4. I should have read this Wednesday, it was one of those difficult weeks. But you are right, I made it thru to the other side, and things are looking up!

  5. Cherishingflo says:

    Acceptance really worked for me! Kept things in perspective and it gave me what I needed to start moving past things. Once I accept things for how they are, I realized sitting and being upset about it fixes nothing. I love the flip the script advice. I’ll defjnitelt start applying that to my life.!

    • We can waste a whole lot of time being upset about things we can’t change . At the end of the day all of those moments make up our life and I dont think.anyone wants to spend life that way .Thanks for commenting

  6. Finding a healthy coping mechanism can be a tough one sometimes — it is so easy to fall into the trap of just doing what makes you feel better, even if it’s short-term rather than dealing with your feelings head on.

    Lovely advice! x


    • I am quite guilty of that sometimes . If we do not deal with issues head on they often manifest in another form . Thanks for commenting.

  7. Sometimes it can be hard to accept where you are in life if you haven’t made much progress. You’re definitely right, yoga and meditation are huge stress relievers and also promote a healthier lifestyle in many different ways.

  8. Acceptance was one I had to work on myself. Just like you said, it doesn’t mean giving up on moving forward. But you have to accept your reality in order to plan accordingly on how to move forward.

    • Some events really are a bitter pill to swallow . We must not get stuck we just have to keep moving forward the best way we know how . Thanks for commenting .

  9. Love your practical tips… which we all so easily forget or overlook because we are so stressed. I actually have a shirt that says “Make Lemondae” and sometimes I purposely wear that when I’m having a bad day:) Being positive and being thankful is so much better for us … ?

  10. Definitely needed to read this today – getting bad news stinks, so this was a good reminder for me to change my view and keep pushing forward. Thanks, Tachi <3

  11. Angela says:

    If I’m unhappy with something in my life or a situation I’m going through, I find that accepting “what is” is super comforting. I accept what I’ve been dealt with and I take steps to remedy my situation. I remind myself of the good things in my life and I carry on. I pray and I ask God to navigate me to where I need to be.

    • What you just said. I need to print it out ! accept, adapt adjust and you eventually end up exactly where you need to be 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

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