We’ve all been there. No motivation, only despair, and sadness. It’s normal to have ups and downs, but don’t give up on hope. Even when you think you lost your spirit!

In a fast-paced world, we barely have any time to process our emotions. And that’s why when we get stuck or lost, it seems like the world is crumbling down. We feel unmotivated, uninspired, and not worthy of living a happy and healthy life.

Though this feeling usually doesn’t last long, we are in constant fear of reliving it. Instead of opportunities, we see potential failures, and that’s not the right way to live. So, the next time you feel like your spirit is broken, here are 7 gentle reminders that will help you move on.

Nothing is permanent

Everything changes all the time.

One day your life is in pieces, but you need to stay positive and open to new opportunities. Nothing lasts forever, and your feelings might change with a simple gesture of kindness or unexpected news about something you forgot was essential to you.

Keeping the faith when you’re down is a skill, so start learning and focus on what you have, not on what you lost.

Being stuck doesn’t equal a failure

Sure, you’re feeling isolated, irritated, but guess what? That’s just the way you feel, not your reality.

Whatever it is that made you feel broken, it’s never as bad as it seems. While thinking rational might not come easy for you at this very moment, try to understand that feeling like you’re the world falling apart doesn’t mean that it’s happening.

Similarly, your spirit isn’t lost forever. And you’re not failing, just having a setback.

People matter

When you’re down, you want to be alone, but guess what? You’re only hurting yourself.

Surrender yourself with positive people, who appreciate and understand you. When you’re hopeless, you will attract a lot of lost souls and negativity. But, to break that circle, avoid anyone who isn’t bringing you joy.

Positivity is contagious. You probably went through hard times with your best friends, so let them be here for you now. Let them remind you just how incredible you are!

Accept your feelings

Once you accept that you’re feeling a certain way, it’s easier to pick yourself up and move forward.

You’re not accepting that you failed (though that’s not a big deal), but rather, you are aware that you are feeling lost, your spirit is broken, and you lack positive life energy.

Now is the time to show that you can bounce back by giving yourself a break, being kind, and practicing self-love.

Try meditating, walking in nature, talking to your pet, anything that will keep your mind off negativity and self-destruction.

Your timing Vs. reality

Life doesn’t move at the same pace you do.

Maybe this set back is going to do you some good. Your timeline needed some twerking, and you cannot do anything about it. Dwelling on it certainly won’t help, but taking a mental break will.

Again, we are back to keeping the faith. There are so many things out of our control, but this doesn’t mean you won’t get rewarded for your efforts. It’s that simple: you wanted something, but the timing was off, and you should learn to be patient.

Worrying is tiresome

What the point of crying over spilled milk?

The damage, if there is any, was done. Worrying about it, creating scenarios, and playing the “If Only” game won’t get you anywhere.

Instead, do your chores, exercise, get all those feelings out in the open. Go for a run, let go of anger, self-hate, go boxing, and once your body is exhausted, you’ll sleep better.

Being mentally exhausted is just brining more into your overthinking mind. To avoid it, get your body moving, and you’ll sleep like a baby. Don’t worry, keep running!

Just do it

No, we are not here to advertise Nike. “Just do it” means that the next day you might still feel overwhelmed, tired, and that’s ok. However, the world won’t stop moving because of you, so get out, plan a coffee date with a bestie, meditate, run, gain clarity.

You lost your spirit, but instead of acting like that’s the end of the world, ask yourself: How do I find it again? And can you really lose something, or it’s just misplaced? Think about it, then continue dealing with your emotions in healthy ways.