I can’t take it anymore. How many times has this sentence passed through your mind lately?
If this is something your inner voice is often telling you, you’re likely going through a hard time in your life.
Maybe you’re heartbroken, betrayed by a loved one, disappointed, or just scared or anxious about what tomorrow will bring you.
Whatever the case, you’ve hit your breaking point and you don’t see a way out.
You feel like your only option is to completely give up because you just can’t take it anymore, as much as you try.
Well, you’ve come to the right place because you are about to read some inspiring things that will help you get through this tough ordeal and help alleviate your bad feelings.
I’m no psychotherapist, but I’ve been through my fair share of bad days where all I could think to myself was I just can’t take it anymore – where I just wanted to give up.
I desperately needed a pick-me-up and someone to wake me up from my personal nightmare.
But what I failed to realize at the time was that I just needed to take a deep breath, collect my thoughts, and start thinking about how I can transform my I can’t take it anymore attitude into a How can I find a way to fix this attitude.
And that’s when I realized a few things that I’m about to share with you.
It’s okay to feel like this
The first thing you need to remember is that you are not weak for feeling like you can’t take it anymore.
There is no need for you to repress your emotions or run away from them, pretending that everything is okay when clearly it isn’t.
It doesn’t mean that you should let this feeling define you. You shouldn’t let it consume you completely, but you ought to accept it.
Never blame yourself for feeling overwhelmed, because it is all a part of life.
It only shows that you are a human being, made of flesh and bone. Instead of judging yourself, take it easy and give yourself a break.
There isn’t a single person who hasn’t thought I can’t take it anymore at some point in their life.
There isn’t a single person who hasn’t struggled with their bad feelings and anxiety. It’s necessary to embrace it.
We’re all just human. And we’re all still alive, aren’t we? So what does that tell you? It tells you that you have survived every single one of your bad days and came out on top!
Quite amazing, right? And just like then, you’re going to get through this one day at a time. No pressure, no self-imposed judgment, no rush.
You’ll get there when you get there.
Go through your ordeal and fight it every step of the way until you’ve crossed it off your list.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Another thing you should stop doing whenever you feel like throwing in the towel is comparing yourself to others.
Even though everyone seems like they’re happy and have their shit together at all times, trust me that the truth is quite different, because things aren’t usually the way they appear.
Forget about social media – it doesn’t represent the way someone’s life really is.
After all, start with yourself – you’ll only post pictures or videos of yourself when you’re having a good time.
You probably don’t share your breakdowns with the rest of the world. Just remember that we all fight our own battles and struggle with our inner demons, even when we don’t show them to others.
You don’t have it worse than everyone around you – it only appears as such.
So instead of looking at the people around you and allowing them to determine your value, focus on yourself.
Focus on becoming the best version of yourself and don’t ever try being someone else.
Next time you start feeling like you can’t take it anymore, remind yourself that at least half the people you know are likely going through the exact same thing.
What’s important in these bad days is to be in the present moment. Don’t let your mind take you further than you need to go.
Deal with your current issues and not those that you’ve recovered from. It’s easy to wallow in misery, but one bad thing doesn’t equal a bad life.
Never let your mind fool you into thinking that it’s worse than it actually is.
It’s tough out there for everyone. You just do you and find the thing that helps you keep going.
This won’t last forever
Everything that you’re going through right now is only temporary. This pain and the dissatisfaction you might be feeling are not permanent and won’t last forever.
I know you’re convinced that you’ll never heal, that you’ll spend the rest of your life trapped in this never-ending circle of negative emotions.
You are desperate and hopeless, and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.
But I assure you that it will come. Think about all the times when you had it worse than today.
And what happened? Everything always sorted itself out one way or another, right?
You survived all of your difficulties and you managed to solve all of your problems.
Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here today, would you? Think about all the times you had it better than today as well. Those times will come again, I can assure you.
Remind yourself of every single time you thought it couldn’t get better anymore. What happened? It always did. Things always improved and your perspective on things changed.
And all that’s because during our struggles, we don’t think clearly. Things always appear much more complex than they actually are.
I’m telling you, you will overcome this obstacle just like you’ve done numerous times before.
Just have a little faith in yourself.
Time does heal all wounds
I know you’ve heard this one a million times before, but it really is the truth.
Even if you don’t think this way now, all wounds will heal sooner or later. You just have to give it enough time.
You’ve broken off a long-term relationship you were convinced would last a lifetime? You’re in the middle of a family crisis or having career problems?
A loved one has let you go and you’re feeling inconsolable and blindsided? Either way, the point is that you feel like you’ve hit a brick wall.
You feel like you are stuck and don’t see a way out. And not only that, it’s like your emotional pain has become physical.
You’re anxious and depressed all the time, convinced that this state will never go away.
Well, let me tell you one thing: Whatever the reason for your broken heart is, you will heal sooner or later.
Everything in life passes, including the bad, and no emotional pain is permanent.
Time does wonders for a broken heart. No matter who broke it nor how many times. No matter what the circumstances are.
The way you’re feeling now is nowhere close to how much better you’ll be feeling in one single week. And can you imagine what a whole month might do to your soul?
This bad day will be forgotten as if it never even happened. This sour taste in your mouth will be washed away and future happiness will overcome your current difficulties.
Right now, you might think to yourself I can’t take it anymore, but you’d be surprised what the future might bring.
It really does get better, just have faith
Here’s another cheesy line you’ve heard a great many times, but it’s something you need to be reminded of every time you feel like you can’t take it anymore.
Things will get better, I promise you that. I can’t tell you exactly how or when, but a resolution to whatever you are facing now will come when you least expect it.
Just have faith and believe in yourself. Remember, what you reflect is what you attract.
So instead of allowing all of these negative thoughts to consume you completely, try your best to think positively, even though it may seem impossible at the moment.
Reprogram your mindset and introduce optimism into your life.
Even when you feel like you are at your lowest, have faith in a better tomorrow because that will give you the mental strength you need to get up from all of this.
When you get stuck in a negative thought, try to find one reason to be happy at that very moment.
It doesn’t have to be anything big, just something that’ll show you that there are indeed things to be happy about.
Maybe it’s the fact that your family is happy and healthy. Maybe you just adopted a pet from a shelter and it’s keeping you on your toes in the best way possible.
Whatever it is, there’s always a reason to smile. Choose to fight your misery with forceful optimism.
That way, you’re likely to start feeling more hopeful, despite how difficult it may seem.
You are strong enough to handle this
Repeat after me: I am strong. I am powerful. I can do this. There’s nothing and there’s nobody who can conquer me. I will heal. I will survive. I will be better and I will find a way to salvation.
No, this is not just some useless mantra and it’s anything but bullshit.
I know you don’t see it now, but you really are strong enough to handle whatever is bringing you down.
This is nothing more than a test of your strength. And you’re about to pass it. Haven’t you always conquered your fears and come out stronger for it?
Haven’t you always looked your misery in the eye and beat it, knowing your perseverance is stronger than anything else?
That’s right. You’re a warrior, a fighter.
And as long as you keep fighting and never let your shitty days overcome you, it’ll be okay. I’ve got a feeling that there’s so much more to you than you are even aware.
And every single challenge shows you that this is true. Trouble can keep coming, but you’ll just keep knocking it down and coming out on top.
One day, all of this will just be a lesson
Whenever you wonder why you have to go through all of this when you clearly didn’t do anything to deserve this heartache, remember that everything in life really does happen for a reason and a bigger cause.
And this rough patch you’re going through right now serves to teach you a valuable lesson.
You might learn to cut off some toxic people from your life. Or the importance of self-love.
You might learn to finally see your own worth and everything you’re capable of.
Either way, the fact is that one day, you will look at this period from a distance and be grateful that it happened.
You’ll be proud of each one of your emotional scars because you’ll see that all the pain you’ve experienced shaped you into becoming the person you are today.
One day, you’ll be happier than you ever imagined being.
And when that day comes, you’ll appreciate that happiness because you’ll know that you had to walk through the dark to reach the stars.
And you’ll see that all of this was worth it.
After all is said and done, you’ll be proud of everything you’ve achieved because nothing ever came easy.
Every single accomplishment and every single lesson you learned was achieved through a difficult and bumpy journey.
And if that journey has taught you anything, it’s that you’re strong, tenacious, capable, and worthy.
If trouble comes knocking, you’ve got it covered.
Now, after having endured a lot and having been to hell and back, you know there’s nothing else that can surprise you.
And this thing you’re going through now is going to be another notch under your belt.
Another mission accomplished and tragedy avoided. Don’t sell yourself short.
You’re way more resourceful and powerful than you give yourself credit for.
You’ve got this and you will survive. And one day, in a not so distant future, you’ll marvel at your ability to endure so much and never lose sight of who you are.
And that’s what life’s all about. You go through the motions but never lose yourself in the process.
And if you ask me, that’s a sign of a strong-as-hell person who can handle anything life throws at them and come out the other side stronger than ever.