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Never Give Up: 11 Inspirational Quotes That Motivate You To Overcome Setbacks In Life

Never Give Up: 11 Inspirational Quotes That Motivate You To Overcome Setbacks In Life

Life can go up.

Life can go down.

Things happen.

And on the bad, down days, you wonder if you will find the strength to overcome the setbacks in your life.  The disappointment can be crushing, but this is not the end of your story.  There is more for you and I hope that reading through these quotes will give you the strength to choose to never give up.

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    Reset and Begin Again in the Morning

    Even on the days when it feels like your world has come crashing down around you, remember this: we are gifted with a new morning to start afresh, to begin again. It is a sign of the cycles of life; the dark is always followed by the light of day, and so it is with your trials. Reset and begin again in the morning.

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      Through setbacks, you become stronger.

      I know that this can feel tough to understand when you are going through tough times but understand that you never face anything that you cannot handle. It is as though the universe only provides just enough to stretch you, to cause you to live a little outside of your comfort zone.  You are powerful enough to overcome and you are getting stronger each and every day.

      Watch and see how in a week, a month, or a year, you will look back and wonder why you got so stressed.

      It is because you are stronger.

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        Don’t forget what you are capable of achieving.

        Don’t forget you are powerful beyond measure!

        It may seem silly to think of yourself this way but how does it benefit you to belittle yourself? How does it benefit you to think less of yourself? It may keep you safe for a little while as you hide away from the stresses of daily life but where does that get you? Trapped and stuck in a life you do not even want.

        Instead, expect more, dream more, never wake up from your dreams and choose even in the bad times to hold on to the vision of what you are creating.

        There is more to your story yet.

        One small crack does not mean you are broken,

          Stop thinking that one mistake, or that one setback is a signal of the end.

          It is not!

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          You are still standing – a little bit shaky, a little bit uncertain, but you are still standing.  That shows inner strength and it is something you can build on.

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            There is always a route to triumph, whatever the setback you are facing.

            You have to refuse to give into despair and look for it.  Again, remember that whatever you are facing is within your power to deal with so stay on track, look for the light and keep moving forward.

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              The people who make no mistakes are certainly not the ones that get to live a great life.

              No, they are the ones who do very little and make no impact whatsoever.  Do you want to live a legacy of a life? Then know that mistakes are part of the process. 

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                To add insult to injury, there is always someone sitting on the fence with an opinion about what you should do.

                Surround yourself with positive people and know that those who pull you down are not worth your time.
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                  You always get a choice about your next step because it is not a product of what has happened to you, it is a product of the action you choose to take each and every day to become the person you have decided to become.

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                  Are you clear on who that is?
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                    You might think that you have reached the end of your journey, but then, as you choose to take that one extra step, you realize you are more powerful than you have given yourself credit for.

                    That one extra step can be the difference between getting what you want and staying stuck in the same old place. Go on, keep moving forward.

                    Stop Worrying So much about what you feel

                      And for those days when gentle empathy does not work, it is time for a little harsh reality. If you want to change lives, if you want to have an impact on the world, if you want more than you currently have, then there is no time to consider only what you feel like doing!  You have to step up your game, regardless of feelings.

                      Yes, you can!

                      One small crack does not mean you are broken, (3)

                        Remember this: it is consistent action that pays off in the end.

                        Most people spend their days looking out for the results and because the results are slow in coming, they think that what they are doing is ineffective, so they stop.

                        The ones who win are those who can see past today’s results to the coming harvest. They know that everything comes in its right time but you must keep doing the work you need to do today. In time, what you planted will flower.

                        Never, ever give up!

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                        Last Updated on October 17, 2019

                        How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                        How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                        You see your partner every single day. They are the first person you talk to in the morning and the last person you kiss goodnight.

                        But does seeing each other day in and day out equal a healthy relationship? Not necessarily.

                        Spending quality time with your partner is the best way to ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong. This means going above and beyond sitting together while you watch Netflix or going out for the occasional dinner. You deserve more from your relationship – and so does your spouse!

                        What does quality time mean? It means spending time with your spouse without interruption. It’s a chance for you to come together and talk. Communication will build emotional intimacy and trust.

                        Quality time is also about expressing love in a physical way. Not sex, necessarily (but that’s great, too!) but through hand-holding, cuddling, caressing, and tickling. Studies show that these displays of affection will boost partner satisfaction.[1]

                        So how do you spend quality time with your partner? Here are 13 relationship tips on making the most out of your time with your partner.

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                        1. Recognize the Signs

                        If you want a healthy relationship, you have to learn how to recognize the signs that you need to spend more quality time together.

                        Some telltale signs include:

                        • You’re always on your phones.
                        • You value friendships or hobbies over quality time with your spouse.
                        • You aren’t together during important events.
                        • You are arguing more often or lack connection.
                        • You don’t make plans or date nights.
                        • You’re not happy.

                        If you are experiencing any of these relationship symptoms, know that quality time together can reverse the negative effects of the signs above.

                        2. Try New Things Together

                        Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or speak another language? How about skydive or ballroom dance?

                        Instead of viewing these as solo hobbies and interests, why not involve your partner?

                        Trying new activities together builds healthy relationships because it encourages spouses to rely on one another for emotional and physical support.

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                        Shared hobbies also promote marital friendship, and the Journal of Happiness Studies found that marital satisfaction was twice as high for couples who viewed each other as best friends.[2]

                        3. Schedule in Tech-Free Time

                        Your phone is a great way to listen to music, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with friends and family. But is your phone good for your relationship?

                        Many couples phone snub, or ‘phub’, one another. Studies show that phubbing can lower relationship satisfaction and increase one’s chances of depression.[3]

                        Reduce those chances by removing distractions when spending quality time together and showing your partner they have your full attention.

                        4. Hit the Gym as a Couple

                        One way you can spend more time together as a couple is by becoming workout partners. Studies show that couples are more likely to stay with their exercise routine if they work out together.[4] Couples also work out harder than they would solo. One study found that 95 percent of couples who work out together maintained weight loss compares to the 66 percent of singles who did.[5]

                        Join a gym, do at-home couples’ workouts, try couples yoga, hit the hiking trails, or get your bikes out. No matter which way you choose to exercise, these healthy activities can promote a healthy relationship.

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                        5. Cook Meals Together

                        Pop open a bottle of wine or put some romantic music on while you get busy – in the kitchen, of course!

                        One of the best relationship tips for spending quality time together when you both have busy schedules is to cook meals together.[6]

                        Spice things up and try and prepare a four-course meal or a fancy French dish together. Not only is this a fun way to spend your time together, but it also promotes teamwork.

                        If all goes well, you’ll have a romantic date night meal at home that you prepared with your four hands. And if the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you are guaranteed to have a laugh and create new memories together.

                        6. Have a Regular Date Night

                        Couples experience a greater sense of happiness and less stress when they are spending quality time together.[7] One of the biggest relationship tips for a healthy partnership is to include a date night in your weekly routine.

                        The National Marriage Project found that having a weekly date night can make your relationship seem more exciting and helps prevent relationship boredom.[8] It also lowers the probability of divorce, improves your sex life, and increases healthy communication.

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                        Some great ideas for what to do on your date night include:

                        • Have a movie marathon – Gather up your favorite flicks and cuddle up on the couch.
                        • Play games together – Cards, board games, video games, and other creative outlets are a fun way to spend quality time together.
                        • Recreate your first date – Go back to that restaurant and order the same meal you did when you first got together. You can spice up your evening by pretending you’re strangers meeting for the first time and see how sexy the night gets.
                        • Plan a weekend getaway – There’s nothing better than traveling with the one you love.
                        • Dinner and a movie – A classic!
                        • Try a new restaurant – Make it your mission to rate and try all of the Mexican restaurants/Irish pubs/Italian trattorias in your area.
                        • Have a long sex session – Intimacy promotes the release of the oxytocin hormone which is responsible for a myriad of great feelings.[9]

                        Here’re even more date night ideas for your reference: 50 Unique and Really Fun Date Ideas for Couples

                        Final Thoughts

                        The benefits of spending quality time together are endless. Here are just some of the ways it can contribute to a healthy relationship:

                        • Improves emotional and physical intimacy
                        • Lowers divorce rates
                        • Improves communication
                        • Reduces marital boredom
                        • Bonds couples closer
                        • Improves friendship
                        • Boosts health
                        • Reduces stress

                        These are all excellent reasons to start making date night a regular part of your week.

                        It’s easy to have a healthy relationship when you set aside dedicated time to share with your spouse. Try new things together, make your spouse your workout buddy, and look for innovative ways to be close and connected.

                        These relationship tips will bring great benefits to your marriage.

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