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How do you keep getting up even if your so broken?

How do you keep getting up even if your so broken?

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  1. I’ve battled through addiction in all my adult life and I’ve been in the mindset a few times that it’s easier if I just give up. Stay in my bedroom knocking back vodka after vodka wallowing in self pity.

    Then I met other addicts and watched them brush themselves off. Pick themselves up and do everything in their power to get back on the wagon every time they got off. I watched them talk in meetings about how happy and content they are and how grateful they are that they never gave up. That’s when I realised I wanted that and if I wanted that I was going to have to go through pain to get up.

    Life hits hard and sometimes you’ll have to stay down for a while, absorb some of the ten count. That’s fine, just don’t stay down.

  2. Laying down and dying is reserved on my schedule for the end of life.

    When you get knocked down keep getting back up and moving. I’m broken but I keep getting back up and grab the duct tape.

  3. The only other choice is death. Apathy in humans won’t allow much more. For a while I use to wonder why people were homeless when they have family. That’s when I realized these people do/did either their addiction or mental illness or run of bad luck most likely left them helpless. I realized at that moment that internalizing failure and having the wrong mood would only invite alienation and loneliness. In short no one cares keep pushing.

    S/n I’m still theorizing homelessness especially after visiting downtown SF and NY.

  4. I don’t know man, I just do. I mean some days I don’t want to, and hell some days I just stay down for a while. But I keep hoping it will get better, so I get up off my ass and step up.

  5. Find 1 reason to live on. Can be anything. The reason can be different every day.

    Change this from “How” to “Why”. It helps to have that why I live.

    If this is from grief, allow myself to feel it’s process until it passes.

    If this is depression, sometimes you have to tell it to Fuck off.

    In short, Know yourself.

  6. For me personally, it’s a feeling of responsibility. My daughter is still in school, I have a wife with a disability, and there are people (and our pets) relying on me for things. Sometimes I’d rather just stay in bed when the alarm goes off, but it just feels like that would be unfair to others.

  7. “*The key to success is surviving long enough to get lucky.*”
    We’re all always just one lucky break away from having our lives completely turned around.
    Keep getting up to stay in the fight long enough to finally catch that lucky break when it comes.
    Focus on the next step.
    Start with the smallest thing to build momentum into the next thing.
    [Tip the first domino over so it’ll start tipping over the other dominoes in front of it.](https://i.imgur.com/AUjHez0.gif)

  8. Start slow, start by doing little tasks around the house, cleaning and making sure all the pots are done. Keeping things neat and tidy. Make sure you take care of your personal hygiene too, your diet and stay well hydrated. Try to do some exercise everyday even if it’s just a walk. Set some goals for yourself, like completing a book. Really is important to care about yourself. Also if you’re not out in the sun much make sure you get some vitamin d by getting some tablets or eating lots of mushrooms

  9. I personally like having a place to sleep and food to eat. And on top of that I like having things to distract me from the real world when I have the time to not have to deal with it.

    That means getting up and dealing with what must be done to ensure that I have those things.

  10. People rely on me, so up I get, dragging all the broken pieces with me. One day someone will tell me I’ve done enough and I can rest and start putting myself back together. Until then, I do and I do and I do because nobody’s telling me I’ve done enough.

  11. It’s darkest before the dawn.

    Just because you have one bad day, week, month or year. Does not mean the rest of life will be like that. Learn from your mistakes and push forward, and you might be surprised where you end up.

  12. So right about now you’re having a bunch of people who are happy and could never understand how you feel tell you all this hallmark channel bs. They sit there and act like they understood but they don’t.

    Coming from a broken man, there is no “how to”. You just have to tell yourself that nobody is gonna make things better but you. So there isn’t gonna be someone showing up to take all the pain away. You’re the only one who can make things better. But of course it’s easier said than done. Just take it one day at a time.

  13. Habit.

    I refuse to give up.

    I believe I have much to support my family who does care about me.

    I do not know how broken I am really, sometimes things don’t work right and that is to be determined daily.

  14. motivation, Billz, family and friends. time doesn’t stop cuz ur sad, broken, or such. pick urself up and think of ways to improve life. it’s okay to be sad, broken or feeling lost but think of the positives. all is well as long as u healthy and have people around you

  15. Everyone is in some way scarred or broken and while pretending that everything is oh so great has become a big part of modern culture (social media I’m talking to you), so I realized at some point: I am probably not doing as bad as it may seem. And I am not completely stuck, I can make changes little by little and see things improve – maybe even drastically because many folks nowadays do not improve, the just polish the image more to hide the mess.

    Start slowly, because you know what happens when you do nothing and at least you can kill some time this way. And maybe it will turn out to be worthwhile.

  16. “what if?” this question is what gets me up evrry morning…what if i get up this morning and look in the mirror and i feel good about myself? what if i go to work today, my work will be noticed and get the promotion i needed? etc.

    The possibility that i could be the person that i aspire to be is what pushes me to pick myself up everyday.

  17. I lost my dad last year and i was thinking that i know how to manage my emotions and nothing will affect me much. I was so wrong. It was nothing like i faced before and crushed my souls to smithereens. I even hated myself sleeping in my cozy bed while my dad in a cold grave. But i always knew there is nothing i can do but to fight and live. I know happiness doesn’t last forever but also agony doesn’t last forever too. So you must continue to live for the good days yet to come. Hope makes you get up all the time.

  18. At this point, I’ve gotten into the habit of being alive. I really wish there was a program that could help me get rid of this habit, but alas there is not.

    It’s miserable and I don’t want to keep doing it, but I also don’t really want to die, so I guess I’m just gonna be here putting up with it until it’s no longer up to me. It hurts, it’s full of frequent and intense suffering, and I want it to stop. It’s probably not going to get better, but I also no longer care if it does or not. Either way, the result is the same, I’m going to continue waking up, so I might as well do something.

    If you’re having a hard time, might I offer you a quoted bit of wisdom: “When you can’t run, you walk. When you can’t walk, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl anymore, you get someone to carry you.”

  19. I went through a really low point in my life about 7 years ago.

    This sounds stupid af, but I just forgot about getting up and focused on putting one foot in front of the other, and listened to “Cardboard Castles” by Watsky on repeat.

    Give it a listen. Maybe it’ll help you like it helped me?

  20. You ptobably wont see this OP but All the trolls here wont understand. But I feel you OP

    Its a struggle ill admit ive been struggling myself for 4 years trying to pick up the broken pieces, but all our journeys are different so all i can do is root for you and hope for your success

    Sorry if this wasnt very helpful or useful

  21. Realize everyone is in some way or another and move on because nobody other than you and close loved ones gives a crap. Don’t mean it to be an ass but if people cared you wouldn’t fee the way you do

  22. The serenity prayer has always help me: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

    The other thing you have to remember, the buck stops with you. Struggling? Ask for help. Professional/Personal/romantic relationships suck? Take a step back for 6 months and work on yourself. Tired all the time? Stop drinking, smoking, recreational drug use, and staying up late.

    Final piece. Life is not about what happens to you. Life is about how you react to it. Good luck.

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