This morning I just felt a bit ‘bleurgh”. You know the feeling… flat, demotivated, tired. That’s actually pretty rare for me.
Then before I jumped into beating myself up mode I forced myself to have a think why that might be. Let’s see, flown out to Ibiza, packed up our lives, said goodbye to the place I called home for 10 years…
So identifying why we might feel low is usually a first helpful step to understanding it and helping practice some self-compassion.
I then thought about what I wanted to do about it, because here’s the thing, I know that I have a choice on how I react to how I feel. I could have dived back under the duvet, and that would have been the easier option (and the one my inner critic was urging me to do).
Instead I got up, I drank a coffee and I smashed out some endorphin raising HIIT. Did I feel like doing it? No. Did it make me feel better? Hell yes! Any kind of movement can work.
I then tackled my “to do” list prioritising the biggest tasks and steadily worked my way through, because when we take what we call “aligned action”, something that moves us in the direction we want to go, we’re silencing that inner critic (our sub-conscious) by telling it that we’re in charge and this is what we want.
Is it easy? No. But neither is feeling guilty lying in bed all day. I picked the lesser of two evils, I picked the hard way to get the long term easy result.
This is what we coach our clients on and it works. Day after day, week after week, month after month.
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