What to do when you feel like GIVING UP?
This very day, I somehow don’t feel the energy. I am battling. I don’t feel like waking up. I don’t feel like showing up to people. All things considered, today I don’t want to stick to my daily routine. I feel like giving up today.
Now, these are some thoughts that we tend to grow may be due to our disturbed lifestyle or improper work-life balance. Having said that, for how long these thoughts can prevail in our minds is totally in our control because we give these thoughts the power or degree to which they can have an impact on us.
It’s not easy but there’s always a will when there’s a way. To deal with such distress, we can develop our own ways. Like every thought that you have in your mind, consider it to be a piece of advice and not an order that you are bound to follow.
For an instance, if right now your mind is advising or suggesting to you that you are tired. It is proposing that you give up and go for a simpler way. Now, if you hold back for an instance, there’s always a possibility that you may come up with something new, some new suggestions from your mind altogether. Maybe your mind also is suggesting the sense of accomplishment that you would get once you finish this task for which you are feeling so distressed. Maybe it is giving you the power and potential to face it and crack it even if something is holding you back and you’re not feeling like doing it.
We need to keep in mind and remember, none of these suggestions given by your mind are orders. These are mere alternatives. It’s totally your call which alternative you chose to follow. This is exactly the power which I mentioned earlier.
Life is a constant balance between giving in to the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives and our identities are defined in this delicate balance. What is life, if not the sum of a hundred thousand daily battles and tiny decisions to either gut it out or give it up?
This moment when you don’t want to accomplish the work? This isn’t a moment to be discarded. This very moment is your life as much as any other important moment. Spend it such that it will make sense and make you proud of your choices.
So, choose to show up, choose to face it. You might not be able to give it your best shot, everyday isn’t your day. It’s not a matter of how good or bad you are at your work. The purpose is not to judge yourself, but be proud of the fact that you did something, stepping out of your comfort zone. And trust me that’s powerful, it will give you immense power.