Monday, February 28, 2011

In a Funk

Some days a person simply gets nowhere. You try, but nothing falls into place and you accomplish nothing. You stare at your computer screen and nothing inspires you. It all seems so mundane and unimportant. You wonder why you are doing this. You feel empty in your head and in your spirit. Nothing is there to call on – no reserve, no energy, no ideas… Giving up seems the most reasonable of all options.

Get up. Walk around. Go outside and take a few deep breaths. If you can, walk around the block. Sing a song you remember from childhood or from your teen years (hum or whistle if singing isn’t your thing). Stretch. Reach as high as you possibly can. Hold your arms out to the side and see how far you can stretch.

Then go back to where you need to be and do the things you need to do. Begin as though the day were just getting started and say to yourself that this is a good day. Believe it. It’s true.

We all have those days. But we can reduce them to minutes if we interrupt our funk, get a new perspective and go back to it. Go out there and MAKE your day!

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