Feel like you’re on the verge of giving up? Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t.

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Life is full of ups and downs, but sometimes problems can hit like a tidal wave, making you feel as if you’re drowning and you can't go on anymore. Here are 5 important reasons why you shouldn’t.

Your challenges are preparing you for success.

Often, it can feel as though bad things keep happening to us for no apparent reason. But when we look back on it, the challenges we faced actually helped us discover our inner strength and resilience. If you’re going through a tough period in your life, remember that the experience will make you wiser and stronger than you were before.

You don’t know what the future holds.

When you’re going through a tough time, it’s easy to get tunnel -vision and only focus on the negatives, believing that things will be bad forever. But the truth is that the negative times won’t last forever, and you don’t know what the future holds. It could be a day or a month from now, but things will change and improve and the future will bring you new and exciting opportunities as well as happiness and moments of joy.

We believe in you.

Despite how you may be feeling, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Your friends, family and loved ones are routing for you and want you to succeed. There are also many people out there who have faced similar struggles, sending you their love and wanting you to continue fighting. Remember that CellCgirl is also here for you - we do what we do because we believe in your strength. You can ask us for advice at any time, right here.

You have a reason to be here.

You may not know what it is yet, but you do have a purpose and a reason for being here. Don’t forget that you are an important part of the world- your uniqueness, talents and personality are special things that you possess and they’re things that are needed in the world.

Everything will be ok in the end.

Good times, as well as bad times, are a natural part of life. Even though it may seem difficult in the moment, when we overcome our obstacles and our fears, we realise that the bad times weren’t so bad after all. Everything works out in the end- and if it hasn’t worked out yet, then it’s not the end.

The next time you’re feeling ready to throw in the towel, we hope that you remember these 5 truths about life. You have the strength to go on- now it’s just a matter of realising that strength and moving forward with courage and confidence. Good luck!

If your feelings of hopelessness or sadness just don’t seem to go away, here are important Helplines to call:

Suicide Crisis Line 0800 567 567 SMS 31393

SADAG Mental Health Line 011 234 4837

Lifeline 24 Hour Counselling 011 422 4242 or 0861 322 322

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