Feel Good First | Note 187
I haven’t been able to get sh*t done.
I am sure most of you noticed that you received your bite-sized motivational note late yesterday. I am struggling. I refuse to become the person who appears to be happy but is quietly struggling on the inside. Everyone, I am struggling.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been extremely lethargic, confused, overlooking details, making unnecessary mistakes, overwhelmed, short on patience, and empathy. I haven’t been able to get sh*t done. Empathy has always been an ongoing struggle for me. As my good friend in Dubai said, drawn-out empathy isn’t my strength.
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love helping people. I’m able to put myself in their shoes and see their perspective. But sometimes, I cannot understand what is stopping people from figuring it out.
Sometimes, I don’t want to hear other people’s sh*t especially when it is the stuff that they can fix by deciding to do so. I’m healthy. However, I suffer from an iron deficiency, and this back of mine is an entire book that I don’t care to share.
At first, I thought my brain fog was because I am missing my TV, which usually serves as background noise, and it’s throwing off my routine. But in all honesty, is it?
I’ve been having negative thoughts about where I should be in life versus where I am, and I think it’s brought up a lot of resistance to what could be if I figure out how to focus. I’m also on team doing too much. I’m trying to do too much, and all I’m doing is spinning my wheels.
I wanted to be transparent with you, so you know that you aren’t alone with whatever you are going through. I’m in a not so great space at the moment. I’m tired, low on energy and motivation. However, I’m going to use the right chemicals, feel-good first, be lazy to begin with, program my biocomputer, and get on my death bed until I can figure it all out.
I always figure it out.
I always come out of a funk better than I was.
I always decide to be, do, and have better, and so can you.
As mentioned yesterday, each day this week, I am sharing a few motivating moves from the book 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever by Steven Chandler.
Today’s Note: Feel Good First
Use the Right Chemicals.
Your body chemistry changes when you’re having fun. Find a way to make it fun.
Feel good first.
Stop putting off feeling good until this or that happens. Happiness shouldn’t depend on you achieving something.
Be lazy to begin with.
Allow yourself some laziness in the beginning. The slower you start, the faster you’ll finish.
Program your biocomputer.
Negative, cynical, and skeptical thoughts should not flow into your mind unchecked. Start to de-program news and stories by altering what you watch and how you listen. Resist the temptation to flood your brain with garbage.
Get on your deathbed.
Don’t wait to run out of life. Do and feel what you would if you were on your deathbed. If you had 10 days to live, what would you do?
Whether you are lazy to begin with or you’re ready to get on your deathbed, make a point to feel good first.
I do this podcast for you even on days like today when I am struggling to get even the smallest task done. I’ve given so much, expecting nothing in return. I have a simple ask today. Do you mind subscribing to the Sincerely HER Podcast and telling a friend who may also need a bit of motivation to check out the pod?
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