On Motivation & Not Giving Up

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now, and I can never seem to actually finish it. This is the first year where I’ve been hit with a kind of seasonal depression (although I’m not entirely sure that’s what it was). Motivation just flew out the window for me. I didn’t want to do anything really, let alone work on this blog.

And looking back at my life, I realized that I kind of have a problem with starting things and then giving up. This is the third blog I’ve started. It’s not like the other two blogs were on different topics; I just felt that they weren’t perfect and instead of pushing myself to keep working on them, I gave up. And then I would have the itch to start again and the whole process repeated itself.

Motivation - Edison

About a week ago I finally started to feel better, more motivated. I’ve been walking around my neighborhood whenever it feels nice out. I’ve been keeping my apartment more clean and organized than it’s been in the past few months. Going to the gym and working out has become less daunting, and I’m beginning to enjoy it more. And now I’m finally sitting down and writing this all out.

The whole reason I’m writing this post is, honestly, just for me. I needed to realize that nothing in this world has to be perfect, and things will get better over time. So,┬ánow, I’m making a promise to myself: don’t give up. Keep going. And remember that motivation comes from inside you, and you CAN do this.