What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

Defeated. Deflated. Disheartened. Disappointed. Feelings that have crept up on me multiple times over the past few weeks. I hate to admit defeat, but I have wanted to give up, and the sad part is I’ve wanted to give up on things that generally make me happy, my hobbies – mainly dancing and blogging.What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up I just feel like no matter how much I try, or how hard I practice, I’m just not going to be where I want to be. I’m just not going to be good enough. Call it lack of confidence, call me a perfectionist, or call me a constant comparer, but that’s how I feel. These feelings usually put me in a weird mood for weeks. I close myself off, keep everything to myself and throw myself a little pity party, but no more. What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up I’m trying my best to stop these feelings occuring and I’m trying my best to stop being so damn hard on myself. In a bid to get out of these moods just as quick as I got into them, I try to follow some – if not all of these – steps… What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Everyday Is A New Day

When the toxic mix of panic and frustration kicks in I just want my bed. This combination just leaves me in the most horrible mood – you know the one where you take it out on everyone around you. Rather than lashing out I try to sleep with the idea that every day is a new day and when I wake up I leave the mood behind. What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Talk About It

I’ve never been good at opening up to people, but I’ve learnt that talking does help. Whether it’s venting to one of my girlfriends, or pouring out my feelings and tears to Corey when I get home, sometimes just getting it off your chest makes you feel instantly better. Sometimes it even results in me laughing at myself. It’s rare, but at least it gets me smiling. What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up A Blast From The Past

Sometimes you have to look back to see how far you’ve come. When I started blogging I had no confidence, in fact I use to hide my blog away from every single person I knew. It took me four years to pluck up the courage to enter a dance studio on my own. Four years. I guess I might not be where I want to be, but hell I’ve come a long way and I need to remind myself of that before I let myself get disappointed with myself. What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Why Did You Start This?

A question I ask myself every time I get myself into one of these moods, and the answer is always – because I love it. It started out as something fun. Something that wasn’t so serious. Something that I enjoyed doing and I have to remember this. It’s only myself that puts this pressure on me and I need to stop, take a step back and look at the bigger picture and just have a laugh with it again.

Does anyone else get like this? What do you do when you feel like giving up?

Sarah Jayne x

Shop This Look Top ZARA | Jeans NASTY GAL | Belt RIVER ISLAND | Shoes Primark | Bag TOPSHOP

Images by Zest Of Alice.


  1. September 26, 2018 / 5:47 am

    I definitely feel like this sometimes and taking a break definitely help. I usually step back and do something completely different away from it all and that usually ends up inspiring me to go back!

  2. Lady Writes
    October 1, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I feel like this a lot too – it’s hard not to compare yourself and then you feel like you never measure up. But remember in those moments to compare where you are to where you WERE and that’s the journey worth admiring xx

  3. Alice Spake
    October 1, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Life is hard at times but taking a break and coming back refreshed is so important to our well being xx

  4. Rosie
    October 2, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Lord knows I’ve had these feelings recently. Such a good and uplifting post to read!

  5. A Love Affair with Beauty
    October 3, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I definitely feel like this, especially with my blogging. I feel like I’m getting nowhere and just want to give it all up as it takes up so much time. Then I think hang on, I love blogging, I get a thrill every single time I publish a post and that’s what it’s about. Yes, I’d love to make it big but that’s not why I started and need to remember that and just enjoy. x

  6. bethan shufflebotham
    October 6, 2018 / 8:35 am

    your outfit looks amazing! Those four things to remember/ask are so so important to stop you feeling crappy! I hope you’re not still feeling so poop!xxxx

  7. Alicia
    October 10, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    These are some really good points! I feel like everyone goes through these phases of wanting to give up :(

    great tips!
    Alicia XO

  8. katie
    October 22, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I feel this soooo much. The amount of times I’ve felt like giving up is unbelievable. I agree with the blast from the past bit too – sometimes I love just going through old bits and bobs and seeing how far I’ve come, gives me a little bit of a boost.

    Also, I lovee the top!

    Katie x

  9. Jess Want
    October 24, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Yes girl! I am right there with you. I have finally stopped being so hard on myself for not doing things that it has given me my mojo back. Love your outfit btw x

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