Cliches are cliches until you need them.
During a 100-mile canoe trip sufferfest in the Adirondacks with a few friends, we got a little loopy. A portage is when you need to carry hundreds of pounds of fishing gear, camping gear, food, and camera equipment, across dry land in between lakes. We had to portage for miles, sometimes one after another.
We were losing it. So we started to laugh it off and repeat ourselves.
You're suffering? "We're in the same boat!"
You don't know how you're going to get through this? "We're in the same boat!"
Not sure how much longer you can hold on? "Hey, we're in the same boat!"
Sure, it's crazy, but it helps.
Give it a try.
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