I have been learning the art of self-motivation lately. Don’t Stop Now is not only the name of my book, but also something I remind myself to do every day. Life is hard. Don’t stop now. Work is stressful. Don’t stop now. Overcoming anxiety? Yeah, don’t stop now with that one either.
When things get hard and you want to give up, don’t stop. You’ve come a long way, I know it.
Go exercise. Do something. Walk. Jog. Run. Work out. Seriously. My psychologist told me a long time ago that “exercising helps anxiety.” Yeah well it’s true. I just recently started working out and it HELPS. It really does. Motivating yourself can be a challenge. So here, I’ll try to motivate YOU! You don’t need a program. You don’t need to be in shape. You don’t need to be good at it. Just start. Just try. Do a little more every day. I started with a 15 minute walk and 20 (girl) push-ups and 20 sit-ups if I could handle it. Now I’ve almost moved up to a jog (15-20 minutes of cardio), plus a 20-30 minute work-out! Seriously, if you have anxiety, exercise is a life saver. I wish I figured this out earlier. I should have listened to my psychologist.