Stay Motivated (even when you feel like quitting.)
Have you ever felt like quitting? Like throwing in the towel? Throwing up your hands in defeat and saying “screw it, i’d rather eat pizza and watch Netflix”?
Show me someone who says no and I’ll show you a liar.
For real, there is no shame in wanting to give up sometimes. The real test of character is who actually gives up and who pulls through. And if you’re here reading this today, I know you’re the type who wants to pull through.
And I’m here to tell you how.
Sometimes everything piles up and you feel like you’re going to get crushed under the weight of your responsibilities. This is a sign that you need to take inventory of your priorities, take a breather and re-calibrate.
When you feel like quitting, here’s how to reset and get yourself pumped up to kick ass and take names.
Take Snack Breaks
I’m serious. When you’re as busy as me, it can be easy to forget to take care of your basic needs. So do you know what I do?
I set an alarm.
Every day between meals, I set an alarm to remind myself to drink a glass of water and eat something delicious and protein packed. From avocado toast to your favorite trail mix to good ol’ ants on a log (anyone remember that? Celery, your favorite nut butter, and a bunch of raisins), the options are as endless as they are delicious.
What’s most important is finding snacks that make you feel good and give you energy. And don’t forget to drink water too. It keeps your body and brain functioning at their peak performance.
And remember to take advantage of this time that you’re using to eat. Instead of just zoning out and watching cute cat videos, use it to center and ground yourself, say some affirmations, and get ready to kick more ass.
Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Sometimes it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Now i’m about to give you some tough love, but it’s worth it.
We often feel the weight of the world on our shoulders because we let the weight of the world rest on our shoulders.
So often, we take on burdens that aren’t ours. We worry our heads off about tiny details that honestly won’t matter in a week. We stress about every little thing.
So when you’re feeling so overwhelmed that you want to quit, take a step back, and ask yourself, what is my main goal right now? Look at the bigger picture. You don’t need to tackle every single task someone asks you to do, and you don’t need to worry about every mistake you’ve made — because believe me, you’re gonna make them.
Now is the time to set boundaries. It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to not worry about every detail. Figure out your goal, your prize, and fight for that and that alone. You can deal with everything else later.
Remember Your Goals
You started this fight for a reason.
It can be so easy to get bogged down under the weight of what others want for us, of all the little details, of all the pressures being thrown at us from every direction.
But guess what? You don’t have to listen to those voices. All you have to do is think of your goals, and remember them. Every. Single. Day.
Making my goals visual has been one of the most transformative practices that I’ve adopted. It’s honestly so inspiring that it feel unreal.
It’s so simple, but making goal related to do lists have helped me take my goals to the next level. I think of a goal, then think of small, tangible steps I can take every day (or once a week, or several times a month,) and write them down.
Then, when I take one of these steps, I get to check it off and watch my to do list start to dwindle. And it feels awesome.
Another thing I like to do is make vision boards about my goals. By curating images that speak to where I want to be and how I want to get there, I visualize what I want, and just by doing that, I’m getting closer.
Next week I’ll go even further into the Power of Visualization, so remember to check out my blog.
I know it can feel like everything is too overwhelming, like life is getting out of hand. But don’t worry. By taking care of yourself and taking breaks, keeping your eyes on the prize, and remembering your goals, you can stay motivated even when, or especially when, you feel like quitting.