I was having my regular scan through my ‘Inspiration’ folder in my RSS Reader (sadly Google are doing away with Google Reader, so I’m jumping ship to Feedly) when I came across one of Leo Babauta’s regular nuggets of optimism at Zen Habits and a rather apt Churchill quote
“If you’re going through hell, keep going”
Leo goes on to explain how to get through those rocky moments.
“We’d like to think that making positive life changes is a straight line from beginning to where we want to go. But life has taught us differently.
Experience shows us that you can start a new habit (let’s say working out) and things go great for awhile, and then life gets in the way. Things get messy. Things fall apart. We have a few bad days, or a huge project to work on at work, or relationship problems, or a family crisis, or we get sick.
What do we do when life gets messy and our habits fall to the wayside? Well, give up, obviously.
Actually, I take that back. We tend to give up, because when things get in the way and we mess up on our habits, it’s a little discouraging, even depressing.
But it doesn’t have to be. There are a few things you can do instead:”