When You Feel Like Giving Up: 4 Strategies to Keep Going
Everyone goes through ups and downs in life, it’s totally normal. But when you’re trying to change something, like your health and fitness habits, it can be really easy to give up when it gets too hard or when you feel like your goal is unachievable.
The good news is there’s actually a lot you can do to help get you back on track when you feel like giving up!
It’s all about your decisions. You probably feel a little defeated or frustrated, but with one positive decision you can take the first step toward changing your state.
Here are 4 things you can do to help get you back on track.
Remember Why You Started
Take a moment to think back to when you decided to set a fitness goal for yourself. You probably felt super determined and energised by the challenge and the adventure ahead. I bet you pictured what your life would look like once you reached your goal, right? The first steps you took towards that goal may have been quite simple, it’s the pushing through and carrying on that has become difficult.
Going back to the beginning helps you focus on why you started in the first place, so take a deep breath and find that purpose.
Learn: how to set realistic goals you actually want to achieve
Understand The Reason Behind Why You Want to Give Up
When you want to quit, it can feel completely overwhelming. You probably have a general overwhelming feeling and it can be tricky to pinpoint exactly why you want to give up.
Are you physically tired? Are you struggling for time? Have you stopped nourishing your body properly? Whatever the reason, take some time to work out what the real issues are and try to tackle them specifically. You can only address what’s causing your overwhelming feelings once you’ve worked out exactly what it is.
Celebrate Your Successes, No Matter How Small They Seem
It’s SO important to take note and celebrate all the small victories you’ve had in your journey so far. Try not to think about how much you still want to achieve, instead think about all the progress you’ve already made! Make a list of all the small wins and celebrate them. When you see how far you’ve come, it’ll help motivate and excite you to keep pushing towards the finish line.
Find Support From Others
Remember you’re not alone, so don’t isolate yourself from others or bury your feelings. Try seeking support from others, you could reach out to family and friends or even the QUEENTEAM, they’re such an amazing group of supportive women who are all going through the exact same journey as you. Finding other people who are in a similar situation to you will help you find strength and motivate you to get back on track. Head over to the QUEENTEAM Facebook page to join the conversation.
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