I tried therapy for the first time the other day. It was just the initial interview or-what-have-you, so I don’t have too much to write home about. But there was one nugget of advice I took away and have been thinking about ever since.
I was talking about various things—you know, as you do—and I mentioned that I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately and that usually is because (or correlates) with low energy days and/or not sleeping well.
And then the therapist said something along the lines of—
“Did you know that energy creates energy? Doing things you would be doing if you were energetic often leads you to actually feeling like you have high energy.”
Or put another way, energy meets you where you are.
Low energy actions will give you low energy. Just as high energy actions create high energy outputs. Exercise being the key example—exerting energy makes us energized.
The idea is to focus on doing the things that bring us more energy, instead of the things that take/drain decrease our energy.
I wonder if this idea is true for all aspects of our lives.
Does stress create more stress? Does wealth generate more wealth? Does overwhelm spawn more overwhelm?
What if all we need is to simple *do* what we need?
Instead of waiting to feel right or to feel ready, we can simply act first.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1187