3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Defeated
We all have this picture in our minds of ourselves – this idea of who we think we are. Well I am here to tell you, it’s time to change that. Honestly, I (we) can be many things, and remembering this will help stretch our identities so it isn’t so easy to feel defeated. That way it doesn’t matter if someone thinks I didn’t do a good job – because I don’t always do a good job. I make mistakes. A lot of them and I am less than perfect. And that’s perfectly OK. It’s ok for you as well.
2. You become your thoughts.
I am a big believer in the words “change your thoughts to change your life.” Seems simple, right? Well clearly we all know that isn’t the case, but if we slowly start changing our focus – good things will start happening. If we’re always thinking about the no good terrible things going on in our lives those things will keep happening. Let’s try to only give our attention to the good. What do we really have to lose?
3. Feeling defeated or discouraged means it’s time for a change. Make it!
I decided to sit down and make a list of all the things I wasn’t happy with in life. A few of those items on my list included work, habits, the kind of Mother I was being. My life is 100% my responsibility and the same goes for you. We can’t control every situation, but we can control our perspectives of them.
A vision board is exactly what my life is missing. If you’re not sure what I am talking about, this post from Elizabeth Rider is the best! Seeing your goals visually will make a huge difference and the kick in the pants that’s needed.
oana79 saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 11:20 am
Most of the time, it’s the fear of failure as well that keeps me back. I have been wanting to make a few drastic changes in my life for the past year but it has taken all my courage to get to this point. I will get through it though, I know I will.
tara pittman saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm
This post is what I needed today. I will remember this when I feel defeated.
Missi saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm
Amen sister!! This too shall pass 🙂
Krystel @ PlanningThe Magic saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Great points. These kind and wise words are just what some people have to read.
Melanie Smith saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 6:39 pm
Thank you for share this! It is just what I need to read.
Amy Jones saysSeptember 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm
Amazing read, sometimes you really need to read something like this
Elizabeth O. saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 5:05 am
To be rejected or turned down is never easy, you will really end up feeling like you’ve lost the game. But that doesn’t mean you’re not enough, you’re just not what they’re looking for, so get back up and try again. Think of the things that you could have improved and try new things the next time. It’s how I normally do it.
victoria saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 7:32 am
What a good post for me today, Glad you share this with us
Yandra saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 8:27 am
While I was reading this post, I am feeling quite depressed as it is. I keep setting goals for myself that I’m not realizing because of sin many things happening to slow my progress. Reading this article has lifted my spirits somewhat and I thank you so much for this!
Momina Arif saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 10:50 am
I really like reading posts like this. They cheer me up. I think the most difficult thing to do is getting yourself to think happy thoughts.
Bre | Maintaining Me saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm
This was a great article! Thanks so much for the encouragement!
Liz Mays saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm
I think these are great things to consider when you’re in that state of mind. There is always a way forward.
Ileana saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm
These are such great tips! I’m loving the idea of having a motivational vision board!
CourtneyLynne saysSeptember 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm
What a great post! A nice reminder that there are always better days ahead!
Rachel Mouton saysSeptember 24, 2016 at 11:11 am
This is so important! It is so easy to get bogged down in defeat and forget how amazing you truly are <3
Rose Pingol saysSeptember 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm
Yeah, I totally agreed. These are great reminders for me.
Karlyn Cruz saysSeptember 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm
Oh, I hate it when I feel defeated. These are really nice tips!
Niesha Byln saysSeptember 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm
I love the motivational board. I will make one so I have a reminder!
Echo saysSeptember 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm
I love this post! It is a wonderful reminder that we can bring ourselves down or raise ourselves up, just as much as others can.
Nikka Shae saysSeptember 26, 2016 at 11:00 am
I always pray when I’m feeeling defeated! This will pass you will have good days and those not so good days!!
Anvita saysSeptember 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm
I think all the 5 points you listed are so important to remember when feeling defeated. will remember the next tie I am feeling defeated.