Finding motivation for whatever hard thing(s) you're facing in life can feel impossible. I've battled depression off and on in my life, and there are just days where the “I can't even” feelings are stronger and louder than everything else. I've learned, however, that if you cultivate a lifestyle of self-care and inspiration, even on the worst days you will be better off for it. Here are some quotes that have been inspiring me lately:
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
“The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.”
“Others believing in you is nice but worthless if not matched by your own thought.”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
“Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.”
about the author
Aimee McNew, MNT is a certified nutritionist and a writer who specializes in women's health, fertility, autoimmunity, and the Paleo diet. She is passionate about helping others find success through simplified nutrition. Her first book, The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally released in October, and has been the #1 bestselling new release in gluten-free diets. Order it from Amazon!
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