I’ve had my fair share of dull days where I feel so drained of hope and desire even the idea of shoving ice cream down my face-hole doesn’t do it for me.
I hate when I feel like this, for obvious reasons, but also because I’m one of those self-aware, empathic ninnies who knows what’s happening but still can’t shake out of it.
What a soggy potato.
I think these ‘depression-like’ symptoms usually come about when we feel **stuck** in our lives.
Stuck from a cycle we keep falling into. Or stuck from bad decisions or unfortunate events that have lead us down a path we didn’t want to take. Or stuck from past mistakes or bad thoughts we keep looping in our minds. ‘If only…’
The more stuck we are, the more stuck we feel. And the more stuck we feel the more stuck we become.
We may never be able to completely eliminate feeling stuck, but maybe that’s a good thing. Feeling stuck is a great sign for us to show us that something is off and ready to be changed.
Something in your life is surprising you and putting a weight on your spirit. The greatest thing we can do for ourselves is figure out what’s bothering us and create a plan of action to find a way through it. Consider it your journey.
On days like this, I heavy lean towards my comfort foods, but I’ve also found a simple idea that’s help me tremendously forward out of the blues:
Something to look forward to.
Having something to look forward to each day is amazing way to lift your spirits.
It sounds so simple it’s easy to dismiss away as being silly.
For some that’s work.
For others, work and money is the reason they feel so helpless.
But there’s always something you can find or create or plan toward to create forward momentum.
It can be as small as looking forward to a great dinner with friends.
Or as big as looking forward to quitting your job and starting your own company.
Whatever it is for you, remember the more meaningful it is to you, the more impactful it will be.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #524