What Can You Do When Everything Seems to Go Wrong For You?

What can you do when everything seems to go wrong for you? We've all wondered this at one time or another. Here are some solutions to help you move on.
What Can You Do When Everything Seems to Go Wrong For You?
Gema Sánchez Cuevas

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Gema Sánchez Cuevas.

Written by Okairy Zuñiga

Last update: 21 December, 2022

There are days when it just seems like you’ve gotten off on the wrong foot. Maybe you need to get to an important appointment or to see a friend and something keeps stopping you. Or, you’re simply feeling emotionally low.

At these kinds of moments, everything looks complicated and it seems that nothing’s going to go right for you.

Worse still, you turn around and it appears that everyone and everything has conspired against you to make your day even more complicated. What can you do? Read on to find out.

“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. “

-Marianne Williamson-

Woman crying at dusk

When you’re having one of these days, think of the following: 

Life isn’t easy

Forget waiting for your life to be perfect. It never will be. However, that’s a good thing, because it gives you the opportunity to evolve.

When everything seems to go wrong for you, it’s because you’re only focusing on your failures. Maybe it’s time to evaluate your expectations.

If necessary, make some adjustments or changes. Indeed, those who go through life expecting only positive things find many disappointments along the way.

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

-Leo Tolstoy-

Success doesn’t come overnight

We all want to be successful and recognized, but we’re not always willing to work hard enough to achieve it.

Right now, you feel like everything’s going wrong because you don’t have the success you want. It may be time to analyze what you do have and start to value it. Then, you can create a plan to get you where you want to go.

It takes patience and effort to reach any goal so don’t let frustration win you over. Set small goals and go for them, little by little.

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”


Learn a lesson

Why do you feel like everything’s going wrong? What’s generating this feeling in you? What can you learn from it?

Don’t complain about all the terrible things that have happened to you. While it’s perfectly normal to feel this way, it’s really of no use. You’ll only make yourself feel worse every time you think about it.

It’s far better to face what you have as if it were a challenge. Learn to see the fun in it and go beyond your limits.

Appreciate the good

Don’t let yourself be overcome by sadness or discouragement. Although it’s difficult to smile when you feel like everything’s going wrong, this is the only way you’ll start to feel better.

Learn to see your mistakes and failures as a part of your life and the evolutionary process. Appreciate all the good things you have now .

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger-

Woman looking at flowers

Stop worrying

Don’t worry about everything that’s happening around you. If it all goes wrong today, focus on the things that you can improve . Everything else you must just let flow . Believe it or not, little by little, things will start to fall into place.

Therefore, instead of spending the entire night worrying about what to do, focus on creating a plan to solve what you can.

Cry if you need to

When you feel like everything’s going wrong, it’s impossible not to feel like crying. Do it! Don’t be afraid to cry. It’s not a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s necessary to let your feelings out and allow them to flow. In this way, others can take their place.

What you shouldn’t do is continuously focus on the bad, as this means you avoid moving forward. Have a good c ry now and then, continue on down the road.

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion we are only robots.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert-

Remember that no one’s life is perfect

Are you spending too much time comparing your life with that of others? This only makes you feel that your life is complicated, full of flaws, and by no means perfect. However, it’s perfectly normal to feel this way and you’re certainly not the only one.

Stop comparing yourself and believing that others are doing better than you. After all, perhaps that friend who seems to always be surrounded by boyfriends just can’t find one who makes her happy. Or your cousin who changes his car every year is in so much debt that he can’t sleep at night.

Finally, when everything seems to go wrong for you, think about where you are and where you want to go. What the rest of the world does shouldn’t ever be your main concern.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.