Question in regards to those who have been “Working” on themselves as of late. I a few years back have decided to start trying to get rid of all the things that I dont like in my life such as Anger and being negative. Along with eating better and trying to be the best person I could be. But some days I just want to give up and say forget it! I feel overwhelmed by trying to take on some many problems at once. How do you tackle everyday over coming your demons?
When you “feel overwhelmed by trying to take on some many problems at once”- take only one problem at once. Improving oneself (a worthy pursuit!) is a long term process that requires you exercise a lot of patience and gentleness with yourself, focusing on progress, not on perfection, getting hooked on the process, the journey itself, not the destination.
I agree with Anita, make gradual changes and prioritize what you want to improve in your life. Making aĺl of these changes at once will seem overwhelming. All the times I’ve tried to embark on radical new lifestyle changes – stopping smoking, taking up running at 6am at the same time I decide to stop eating junk food – I always failed everytime I tried to juggle these things. Habits take a while to make or break, be kind and patient to yourself and introduce them gradually.
I think is human nature to want more and more, to desire progress, to desire a better life, and If you are like me, you want all at once and quickly, simply because you want to experience now the resulted life you imagine in your head.
What makes me feel better when this happen, is to take a step back and get some perspective, in that way I see that life (ironically) it’s immense, full of possibilities and time. So, take it step by step and enjoy the transformation, don’t rush, life is inmense, so enjoy every chapter.
This quote is my favorite in this scenarios:
“…Do what you can, where you are, with what you have…”