That's really the important part right? Keep moving, do what you can, do something, anything. I know sometimes I feel like it has to be of a certain measure in order to count, in order to be good enough. I'm hard on myself and can get stuck beating myself up. Doing this doesn't serve me. It doesn't motivate me to keep moving forward, it causes me to stay stuck.
Instead I am choosing to celebrate every movement forward. You meditated for 5 minutes today, great! You walked a mile on the treadmill, great! You skipped peanut M&M's and chose grapes, great! This helps to motivate me to keep it up, to do one more thing that will move me forward. Otherwise, I'm apt to say screw it and eat the whole bag of M&M's.
Every small win, every movement forward is a step in the right direction. Celebrate it, embrace it, feel good about your movement forward, this will make it easier to take the next step.
I believe that our world right now needs all hands on deck. The more people moving forward to make their own lives more positive and committed to healing the world the better. If each of us keep moving forward in whatever way we can we will create momentum, shifts of movement forward.
Sometimes the challenges in front of us personally and globally feel overwhelming and too large, this can paralyze us and keep us stuck. Just keep moving forward one small step at a time. It all makes a difference. One more positive choice after another. Stay in the present, not in the past, and keep choosing and moving.
Get involved, do something to help. Be of service to others and to the world. Ask what you can give versus what you can get. Sometimes we get so focused on ourselves, our challenges, our insecurities and needs that we can lose site of being of service to others. Shifting our focus to being of service makes us feel good. By being of service to others you are in turn helping yourself and creating personal movement. Trust in that.
A famous quote by Marianne Williamson comes to mind. It motivates and inspires me to keep moving:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"