I’ve felt like giving up a lot of times in my life, and let’s be honest at some point or another regardless of what has been going on, we have wanted to give up on something. It isn’t necessarily a sign of weakness it is a sign that you’re human. We have all been there and done that but recently this has been something close to my heart, mainly because I’m trying to reach my goals for this year and I feel like I’m never going to reach them so honestly what is the point in trying? But honestly what is the point in destroying all of the hard work that I’ve put in to get to this point? I’ve been feeling like giving up so much recently but from somewhere I have found such strength to keep going because I deserve to and here’s how.
One. Stop worrying about everything.
Sometimes the reason that we want to give up is because we are scared of what could happen if we did achieve the things that we want. It is scary to think that we could achieve all of our dreams and how our lives could change, but that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to achieve everything.
Two. Dreams begin at the end of your comfort zone.
When I started losing weight I didn’t push myself in any way, I would just change my eat habits which is great and all but things changed when I started pushing my workouts and my body finally started changing. Even though I was uncomfortable with trying to workout and I hadn’t used those muscles in forever but do you know what I wouldn’t have lost 10 dress sizes without it. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is so important!
Three. Remind yourself why you started.
I know that this might seem like an obvious one, but looking back at why you began is an instant reminder of why you should keep going, even if it seems like a really hard goal to achieve, I believe in you and I know that you can do this!
Four. Put yourself first.
I always talk about self care because it is one of the things that we all forget to do. We live in worlds where we are always so busy that time to ourselves can be difficult to fit in, but do you know what, we have to make time, it’s important for our mental, physical and overall health!
Five. Celebrate your achievements.
When you celebrate your achievements it gives you so much motivation to keep going. I know with my weight loss celebrating the little goals (not just going down clothes sizes) but improving my times when cycling distances or working hard on a yoga pose, every little step forward is an achievement.
Six. Be proud of how far you have come.
Look back and appreciate everything that has happened, whether it is good, bad or indifferent, I promise you that it is all important. On this kind of journey you tend to learn a lot and it gives you experiences that change the way that you think, and that is a good thing a lot of the time. It might not seem like it now but it allows you to grow as a person.
Seven. Take a step back.
When things get to the point where you want to quit, sometimes you need to take a step back, it can give you some clarity, allow you think, to breathe, to help you to understand what you really want to do.
Eight. Share your dreams.
Sometimes other people want the same goal as you do, whether it is to lose weight, give up smoking, or to achieve something more, having people around you who support you and appreciate you honestly help so much, it makes everything so much better and so much easier to achieve. You are not alone. Not ever.
Nine. Ask yourself, is this important to you?
Of course it is, because if it wasn’t then you wouldn’t have been dreaming it in the first place, at one point it was something you wanted more than anything in the world, what changed? How can you get back to that?
Ten. Believe in yourself.
Sometimes when we want to give up it is because we don’t believe in ourselves any more and that is something we should never stop doing. You’re better than giving up, you’re better than that and not only that you can achieve anything you wish for as long as you put your mind to it.
What are the things that stop you from giving up? Leave your response in the comments!
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