I've noticed a lot of people are feeling stressed this time of year, and for whatever reason it's hitting them hard. So if you're in that situation, or just need a boost to get yourself going, here are some quotes to help inspire you to keep pushing through.
In my experience, this quote couldn't be more true. Focusing on the small steps to keep moving forward day in and day out seems to help in tough situations. It's also a great reminder that this world gives us what we need at just the right times. If you're going through something challenging right now, it's probably there to teach you something about yourself, make you a stronger person, and show you what you can really handle.
Again, couldn't be more true. There are always those times when we wallow and make ourselves feel pretty crappy. I think that's only natural from time to time. I also think that if you turn that energy around into something positive and constructive, you'll feel so much better for it. I've encountered many a stressful situation, particularly at work, where I've wanted to cry and shut out the world (haven't we all?). There were a few times when I let those emotions get the better of me, too. But almost every time I realized that those tears or bouts of anger aren't going to actually solve the issue(s), and the time & energy I spent feeling sorry for myself could have been spent taking action toward making the situation better. It took a while, but now I try my best to do the latter in stressful situations.
This one's probably my favorite of the three. There's something about crawling into bed for the night and letting your worries go so you can focus on your one job in that moment: falling asleep. There's also the great feeling of getting out of bed in the morning and having a fresh start to a new day. Being able to have a clean slate, start anew, and/or try again can be a nice reinvigorating push to get you through what the day brings.
I hope these quotes help inspire you to keep putting one foot in front of the other today. Sometimes Mondays can be tough, and I want you to know I'm rooting for you.
Readers: chat with me! Are you going through anything challenging right now? What are your favorite motivational quotes or things that inspire you? I'd love to hear what gets you through the stressful moments... :)