Sometimes, life can really grind you down and make you feel blue.
It is the way of the world today, with so much going on, it is easy to feel lost. You may have missed a goal you set for yourself, failed to achieve a target at work, or even just forgotten a friend’s birthday. One small thing can leave you down in the dumps and needing a little pick-me-up.
There are many ways one may choose to do that, and our article on 33 positive affirmations to reduce anxiety and find inner peace is a great place to start. Finding methods by which you can sort your thoughts sensibly and find a certain calmness in your routine is not always easy, and any advice, be it ours or from someone else, is worth listening to.
Often, celebrities and stars have good advice to share, and that should not be overlooked. Some of the most famous people in the world have to deal with busy lives, disappointments, and even constant reviews of their appearance and actions by the media. Many celebrities have spoken about burnout and coping with pressure, whilst others have just passed on their words of wisdom to help others with their own struggles in life.
If you need a quick refocus, or some basic advice from a famous face, then here are some inspiring quotes that should make your day and motivate you.
Tom Hanks - "I think it's better to feel good than to look good."
Tom Hanks delivered one of the most famous movie lines ever in Forrest Gump, but we have not picked his ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ quote. Instead, we focus on the actor himself, not a character he played, for inspiration. Hanks is a fascinating character, and in an article about movie star hobbies, writer Jon Pill describes him as ‘America’s Dad’ and to a degree, it is clear to see why. He is always seemingly approachable, friendly and down-to-earth, so he has a strong Dad vibe. His advice is simple: "I think it's better to feel good than to look good."
Pablo Schreiber - “Learn to live your life – there’s no recipe for it.”
Schreiber might not be quite as famous as Tom Hanks, but he has a growing reputation in the film industry after impressing outings as Ray Merrimen in Den of Thieves, and as Mad Sweeney in American Gods. The 43-year-old Canadian also gave this wonderful quote in an interview in 2015, and whilst meant perhaps in the context of acting, it applies to all walks of life. There is no blueprint for life, you do it your way, learning from mistakes and crafting your own recipe.
Jane Fonda - “It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”
Jane Fonda is a two-time Oscar winner, and one of the darlings of Hollywood. She broke through in Tall Story in 1960, and Walk on the Wild Side two years later. If Tom Hanks is America’s Dad, there is every chance Fonda could be described as America’s Grandmother, given her long and extensive career in the limelight. One quote of hers which really stands out is around it never being too late to make a change, to start over and to be happy. Take that on board – it is never too late to be a better you, whatever it takes.