Life is a game of ups and downs. It’s not possible for any person to have just ups all the time. There are so many times when life gives you lemons. But you know what they say- when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I know it’s easier said than done, but you need to stay motivated. It is easy to stay down, sad and gloomy and to drown in insecurity or self-pity, but it will lead you into giving up and performing your worst.
As I’m writing this post, I can relate to it because I’ve been there too. We all have. But in those tough moments, you show your real strength. These are the moments that tell you of your strength and determination for success. Such moments differentiate between winners and the rest of the world. If you are feeling sad and unmotivated, here are some tips to help you out.
You need to have a positive mindset. That’s the main thing. I’m sure I’m not the first person who is telling you this and I might not be the last, but I have felt a transformation in myself over the past few months and I can say for sure that changing your mindset will help you a lot.
Stop having a fear filled mindset. I know you might be feeling insecure about your future. But have a little trust in yourself and the world and your outlook towards life will change. You will feel more balanced, stronger, more confident and happier. This happy attitude will reflect in your work and personal life. Just by believing that there will be a better tomorrow, you’ll deliver yourself out of misery. Keep in mind that change has to happen. If you are sad today, it will not remain the same and things will change for better.
People around you play an important part. Are they motivating you or tearing you down? Are they affecting your mood in a positive or a negative way? No matter how strong you are, if you spend time with people who have a limited mindset, you cannot stay positive. Sooner or later you’ll start developing a negative feeling about yourself. So you must stay in the company of people who can positively affect your life. People who have achieved success have gone through failures. Such people can guide you in a better way.
Successful people will be the ones to push you to new heights. The more successful and confident people you get to socialize with, the higher chances are there for your success.
It is very important to get inspired. If you look around you, you’ll find many sources of inspiration. Attend some self-help classes, read good books, listen to podcasts, or visit seminars. Just look around and you’ll find inspiration. No matter how grave your situation is, no matter how frustrated you are- you’ll always find someone who has been in a similar situation and has coped.
Draw inspiration from such sources. Read some good books on spirituality. Your thoughts will change and help you reinforce your old self back together. Also, successful people can help you learn new things that may help you in the future. Remember, positive attitude goes a long way.
When I was in going through a rough spell in my life, it took months to recover. I was in that situation for almost a year and I had lost my ability to navigate my way forward. I had anxiety and insecurity about my future, but I knew I wanted to flourish. I knew deep inside that there will be a better future and I strived for it. If the people around you are making things worse, find other company, but do not isolate yourself from the world.
Make a few goals. Promise yourself you’ll meet an old friend on a particular date. Go out and watch a movie with friends. Form small goals that will let you live and breathe happily.
When you know exactly what you want, it is easier to achieve it. If you want to stay on the right track, make sure you know what the track is. Be persistent and keep pushing. Your situation will change, just stay positive.
Don’t be disappointed. We all have setbacks in life. There are times when absolutely nothing works and life seems to be going in the wrong direction. But having a positive mindset changes it all. Surround yourself with encouraging and successful people and stay inspired. Formulate your goals and know what you want in life. Follow all the given points and your life WILL change for sure.