You just gotta believe. You have to keep going, knowing that it will always get better. No matter what it is: your diet, your workouts, your mood, your energy. But you must believe and make the effort to move forward. One foot in front of the other.
It’s like when you’re trying to “eat better” (whatever that means to you) and you eat something that isn’t part of your plan and you say “F*ck it. I’ve screwed up the whole day” and you continue to eat things that you know you don’t want to be eating with the thought that you’ll jump back on the wagon tomorrow. You need to believe that even if…even if…you mess up you have the power to change the course of your life in the very next moment.
Put the cookies away, drink a huge glass of water, and go take a walk.
If you fail to set a personal best on a lift, try to hit it again when you’re fresher, but don’t let it dictate your worth as an athlete for your entire training session.
If you wake up “on the wrong side of the bed” and have an attitude with your spouse, ask yourself why this could be happening, reflect on it a bit, and then apologize for being sour. Don’t let it turn into days of the silent treatment.
And sometimes, all it takes is a small conversation with someone else to help you move from one place to another.
Believe, unicorns, believe.