Not every day will be inspirational. For times when you feel like giving up, here are the 3 things you must do to stay on the path of motivation.

Life can sometimes feel like a punch in the gut.

Starting out on that new life change is so motivating, but once adversity and hardship set in, we all face the prospect of wanting to give up. What's worse is that many of us then feel crippling guilt for having that thought, and the cycle perpetuates itself.

If you're on a path that is rough and are feeling down then you're in luck.

Below we'll dive into a three-pronged action plan to help you out the next time you feel like throwing in the towel. Take heed to these tips and use them when you feel like giving up.

Sit on the Floor and Meditate

Be still.

It's one of the hardest things in the world to do, but the most rewarding when your mind is spinning at a million miles per hour. Part of the feeling of wanting to quit is due to you compounding thoughts and fears in your head.

These fears are usually overblown and the result of you allowing your mind to run amok.

When you meditate, you focus on your breathing and give your untamed mind a time out for a few minutes. This simple act of cutting out the outside world and choosing to focus on absolutely nothing but your own breath can bring about a sense of calm and gratitude to get you back on track.

It's important that meditation become a safe space for you, where you don't have goals and don't judge yourself. Let meditation be a practice that you do for the sake of doing it. Don't attach the pressure of having to cut out all thoughts or come away with some bold new insight.

Just breathe.

Set a timer, meditate, and then go on with the rest of your day.

Load Up on Inspiring, Motivational Content

Sometimes we just need a jolt of inspiration.

Rather than being a person who loads up on motivation and takes no action, save the heavy doses of motivation for when you really need them. Subscribe to some motivational personalities on YouTube so that you can hear an inspiring word.

There's something impactful about hearing from someone else who has gone through their own adversity. It lets you know that you're not alone and gives you the energy to persevere.

This is also a time for you to embrace your faith. You can check out Adazing for faith-based content. Get your spiritual recharge so you can get back in the game.

Get a Win

Winning cures all.

If you just don't have it today, lower the bar and get an attainable win so that you're recharged enough to attack again tomorrow. Make sure to forgive yourself as well.

Too many people try to make the next day twice as hard to make up for the lost momentum the day before. Let yourself cry it out for a few minutes, explore what one goal you can grab despite your circumstances, then go after it!

Close out the day by acknowledging that while you may not have brought 100% today, you can away with a victory you can build on.

Take Action When You Feel Like Giving Up

The best thing you can do to change your fortune when you feel like giving up is taking action. Feelings come and go, but actions build momentum.

By considering these points you'll be able to turn the tide and be proud of yourself in the process.

Published by Sister wives