This is the day. A new day. A chance to start again.
I've been telling myself this for a long time now. I wake up and think, "Ok. That's in my past. Let's start fresh today." And it works... for an hour or two. But then the day gets into full swing - and my bad habits creep into my routine, until I'm right back to (or even worse than) where I left off yesterday.
Breaking habits can feel extremely defeating. You are denying what has become natural for you over time - and your body and mind are going to fight like hell for control.
It feels impossible to stay positive. It feels like a lie when you tell yourself at the dawn of a new day that today, today is the day you turn yourself around and leave the old you in the dust.
In those moments, when you feel helpless and hopeless... keep going.
Yes, change will not happen overnight. Change will never happen on your own timeline. And unfortunately, the moment when you bottom out might still be ahead. But eventually with time and relentless work, things will get better.
So keep your chin up. Start again. It's a new day.