Read This When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

by - 04 August



It starts with your thoughts

Everything you are feeling right now is temporary. It is also internal and you have the power to change anything that is internal. It comes with a simple shifting of your thoughts. Pivot the direction of your present thoughts to ice cream and sunny days. Go on, have a go.
Nothing on the outside has any power over what you are feeling. That too me is one of the most magical powers we all have. A magical power that is heavily underused. 


Know that beautiful things are coming your way

There lies beauty underneath the rubble. A diamond is really just a rock that did well under pressure. That is what I remind myself of when I feel like giving up. It might not look like it right now, but is it really possible that you'll be in this state forever?


Recognise how far you've come

Use that as inspiration to keep you going.
Even if you are in an inescapable situation right now know that there is a way out even if you can't see the fire exit. Just like the storm, it will pass.


Use that pain and turn it into passion

Sometimes it is in our darkest of depths that beautiful things are born. In fact my pain pushes me to take action on my dreams. When my dreams are the only thing I have left it is the only thing I can play with right now. I remember that I am still very much a work in progress.

Instead of watching a funny cat video I channel all my pain into something I want for the future. I don't want a temporary distraction from my pain I want to plough away at something beautiful.

You see when you are given no other route, when you're seemingly stuck in this situation right now you will work tirelessly to find a new route. It's either plough away or the painful alternative. 


Make affirmations 

I am going to live abroad someday. Somewhere hot with beaches. I am going to do everything I can to make that happen. In my emotional stupor I write affirmations to myself, promises, that I will make it happen regardless of my terrible circumstances right now. I type away at my novel because it's not going to write itself. If I want half a chance of success or a way out of this present situation I need to do something, anything, and do it right now to be further away from the painful now.

And if all of that doesn't work. Let me tell you that there are pancakes you haven't tried yet, friends you haven't made yet, exciting people you are yet to meet and places waiting to be explored by you. There are un-put-down-able books not yet published, there are songs you will love the chorus to until it gets annoying and, of course, there is the rest of your life. 

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