A Nudge In The Right Direction
This week's been rough.
I don’t fear to admit it.
My mind has been in a funk, can’t tell if it’s a physical thing or a mental thing — probably both.
I’ve probably read 50 stupid articles on how to unfunk yourself, but they all same the same old things:
- Write down what you are grateful
- Meditate, go for a walk
- Be around people who you love
It’s not that they are wrong — in fact, these are great things you can do — it’s just their intuitive about things we already know we should be doing.
Writing down what you are grateful for focuses your mind on what’s positive.
Mindfulness and walking primes your physical body into wellbeing.
Being with close friends and family centers you on what’s important.
But Sometimes you have to be sad — to feel your emotions, sit with your problems, and rest your mind — to be able pick yourself up.
A problem isn’t a problem unless you know it’s there.
Most of the time your subconscious knows somethings not right before you do.
For me, falling back into despair — or whatever it is when you paint the world grey and your mind feels mentally and physically exhausted — is a sign that I’m not quite aligning my daily living with my values and what a fulfilling life looks like.
Whatever you’re facing, you always have the capacity to change what is in your control about it.
If you need something, ask for it.
If something is wrong, change it.
Life changes quickly and pursuing change always nudges is in the right direction.
Stay BOLD Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
"Life begins on the other side of despair." — Jean-Paul Sartre
"Action is the antidote to despair." — Joan Baez
"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." — C. S. Lewis