When Everything Feels Hard

by Rachel Miller

February 15, 2022

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Some days it’s more of a mental battle. You feel weak, low energy, like something is wrong with you. You’re not performing as you usually do. Everything feels heavier, harder than usual, with no explanation why.


  • Remind yourself how you’ve felt this way before–many times before. This it just how it feels sometimes. Do you remember that one other time where you felt this way and went on to surprise yourself and do more than you felt capable? Let’s make this one of those times. See what happens—be intrigued by the challenge!

  • The mental battle means nothing to your physical ability—don’t entertain it. Don’t indulge in the whining, worries, and doubts. They mean nothing!

  • Smile at the sheer agony of the challenge before you. The mental grind. It absolutely sucks, it’s hard, and it’s part of the game—the journey—to becoming better. Today may not be the day for physical feats of greatness, but conquering your mind achieves something greater than any reward or applause can provide. You further ingrain to yourself that feeling this way doesn’t matter and you can overcome any mental barrier before you, so next time, when you feel this way again, the feelings don’t faze you–you are better equipped and confident to face the challenge.

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