Blah, whatever, bah, meh! Here’s how to get over the work/life/everything slump.
Where I’m from, there’s a saying that I keep in my heart through the good and bad times, “keep trucking.” It sounds stupidly simple, but it’s a reminder that no matter what I go through, I can and have made it through. I will it if I have to. And lord knows, there are times I’ve had to will it. We all have.
Maybe you have your own version of this power saying (I’d love to hear it via the comments btw). People say it in many different ways:
- Be relentless
- Never give up
- Keep going
- Don’t stop
- Weather the storm
- Hold your head up
- Have faith
- Keep hope alive
- Dream big
- Give 110%
The point is all the same. No matter where you are in your life, how hard it gets, don’t give up and don’t stop trying. We all have those times when we have to dig down to the deepest part of ourselves to keep going.
Get it Out
Sometimes it takes crying like a little baby to get through it. That doesn’t make you weak, it makes you strong in your love and beliefs. Just don’t forget that when the tears stop, it’s time to learn and move on.
Who do you want to be remembered as?
Your true colors show at your worst times; on your shittiest of days. It’s not the epic you when you’re at your prime, it’s what you say to yourself and others in the worst of times. Do you press on or do you collapse? Do your future self a favor and take a stand against the negativity and push on. Most importantly, never relent for what you believe in. Maybe it’s love, God, your job, or a yearning for purpose.
If you can’t will it, force it
This is one of the reasons I have a positive quote widget on the right-hand panel of www.chicktech.com. To remind you (and me!) that sometimes it takes forcing yourself to keep going to make it.
You can go ahead and listen to sad music and revel over it, but it won’t get better that way. That’s your choice. I recommend you instead listen to music that will pick you up and drive home core messaging that you can do it.
Btw, I rock out with free positive tunes via www.klove.com
Reality sets in
Less we forget, there’s always someone going through something much worse: living on the streets; fighting for their life through illness; working all hours just to put food on the table; living without hope, grace and purpose. Get realistic. What can you be doing about it? What is your heart telling you to do? Do that!
If you’re feeling awesome today, I ask you to share the love. Inspire someone else who may need it. It could be sharing a positive quote, beautiful picture, writing a nice comment, song and even a post like this one.
Love is the only thing that can truly conquer the world. War has, and continues to prove it.