The Reminder You Needed to Hear
Okay, I need to finally admit this. I haven’t been working on my blog for more than two months.
Because life happened. And we need to eventually acknowledge that life is really hard but we’re all trying our best, which is really the only thing we can do.
So let’s be gentle.
When I first started this blog, I was pouring my heart and soul into it, day and night. I was breathing blogging. Listening to podcasts about blogging, watching videos, reading articles. I spent hours and hours trying to learn everything I could. And I also kept reading that the main reason why so many blogs are unsuccessful is because people give up.
And you know what? That’s absolutely right. People give up all the time. We are our own saboteurs. We are our worst enemy.
But we should stop feeling guilty about it. Stop apologising for our weaknesses. And start being more gentle.
Life is hard, there are so many obstacles thrown at you from every corner. You may be hating your job or going through a breakup. Maybe you keep fighting with your parents or you don’t have enough money to make ends meet.
And it’s fine. It is fine to feel down, to feel sad and tired. It is fine not to be always at your best.
Honestly, it is fine to give up from time to time. To quit that job you really hate and dump that guy that keeps breaking your heart. It is fine to let toxic people go and it is fine to be occasionally lazy and unproductive.
We cannot always give our 100%. Otherwise we will burn out, consume all of our energy in a flash and then we will lose all of our motivation, for good.
Instead, try to be gentle with yourself. Be kind. Be as kind as you would be to somebody else. Even kinder than that.
And be patient. You’re doing a pretty good job, after all.
And if you haven’t reminded yourself yet, let me tell you.
You are doing great. You totally got this.
It might be tough at times. You may want to quit forever and never try again. Or you may want to sleep for the entire day and eat junk food and watch films. You may even want to cry and scream.
Let me tell you.
It is fine.
It is so completely, utterly fine.
You can rest. You can breathe. Most importantly, you can enjoy the beautiful things that are happening in your life while you are so busy making plans. Take a nap instead of studying. Eat that pizza instead of your usual salad. Let your guard down.
Human beings are not made to be strong all the time. Human beings are meant to be complex creatures who are still learning so much about themselves.
In the process, we often forget that we all have flaws and imperfections. Instead of focusing on hating them, let’s learn to be gentle with ourselves and accept those flaws for what they are. Normal, human traits.
From time to time, it’s okay to give up. As long as you keep running with the wolves, as long as you keep stopping to smell the flowers and to smile at a baby. As long as you keep reminding yourself that you are capable of amazing things and you really got this.
It is okay to give up. As long as you never give up on your goals. Or on yourself.
But now I would like to hear from you. When was the last time you really wanted to give up? What changed your mind? Let’s share some good thoughts today.
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