Life isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Plenty of us have endured hardships. Life can be sad and can even break.
When you’ve lost your job or someone close to you has passed away, sometimes it can be hard to believe that “life happens for you, not to you”
But when you feel like giving up, what can you do? The answer is there’s a lot you can do. It’s our decisions, not our conditions, that ultimately shape the quality of our lives. You may feel defeated or frustrated, but you can make the decision to take the first step toward Chan your state.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain and difficulty.Theodore Roosevelt
The best thing In life won’t be handed to you. You need to get back in the game and earn them.
Why Do We Feel Like Giving Up Sometimes?
The first step to overcoming defeat is to determine why you feel this way. You may know the triggering event, but you need to go beyond the specific thing that happened and get to the root of the problem-how it made you feel. When you feel like giving up, there are three limiting emotions that could be the cause- loss, less, or never.
Loss is a familiar human experience-but that doesn’t make it any easier. Losing someone close to you is one of the hardest things in life. Losing a job can make you feel inadequate and hopeless. And ending a relationship, even when it’s mutual, can eave a huge hole in your life.
Less a feeling that you’re just not good enough. You didn’t get that raise you were going for or your co-worker got a promotion over you. You had a big game and you didn’t bear the competition. But there are always things to be grateful for-and you can always improve. Because progress is success.
Never is the worst feeling of them all. If you get turned down for a date, you feel like you’ll never find love. If your business fails, you feel like giving up and going to work at a regular 9-5 job. These are limiting beliefs and they only hold you back.
What do you do when you feel like giving up?
The good news is there are concrete steps you can take to change your state. There is a science of happiness m it’s not all up to fate. You can actually reprogram your mind to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Resetting You mood.
How you look equals how you feel. Sounds to easy, right? But resetting you mood can be as simple as throwing your shoulders back and taking some deep breaths. Feeling irritated or sad? Smile. Your body can actually trick your mind-and that’s how you change your state.
Exercise is another way to change your state.
Exercise reduces depression and lowers the risk of dementia. It doesn’t have to be something you dread each day. It’s as simple as walking the dog or doing an at-home yoga video. The best exercise you can get is doing something you enjoy so that you will keep up your routine and see all the benefits to your mental health.
Nourish Your Body And Your Mind.
Nourishing your body is about more than looking good it’s about feeling good- not just about yourself but, about the world. When you don’t nourish your body you feel it. You have trouble concentrating and you vey hungry. You have less energy and even everyday tasks make you think, ”I feel like giving up and going back to bed.”
The simple act of giving thanks can make you happier. Practicing gratitude reduces depression and also lowers negative emotions like envy and resentment. But adopting an abundance mindset isn’t always easy. We’re all human, and as humans, we tend to get stuck in patterns of thinking that can be hard to over.
You can start practicing gratitude with simple morning rituals like incantations. Or writing a gratitude journal. Make it a point to look around you and close your eyes and think of all the things you have to be grateful for. Taking the time to give thankcan be transformative and takes hardly any time at all.
Improve Your Relationships.
You are who you surround yourself with- so make sure you’re surrounded by loving, supportive people. Even the most individualistic humans and social animals and isolation can be another big contributor when you feel like giving up. When you add social media to the mix, you feel even feel more inadequate and disconnected.
It takes work to build your inner strength and overcome hardships, but always remember,
”Success and failure are not overnight experiences. It’s the small decisions along the way that cause people to fail or succeed.” You can change the path you’re on and start achieving again. The power is yours.