We all have our moments… sometimes, without any apparent reason, we feel down. We can barely summon enough enthusiasm to go out, to call a friend, to give in to one of your hobbies. All seems pointless, dry, empty.
A depressive state creeps in and slowly takes over, our body seems to ache from all joints and our mind plays out dark scenarios of what that might all mean. It tricks us into believing that there is no escape, we doubt ourselves to the core.
This happens mostly when we do not pay attention, when we are not dedicating ourselves to achieving our goals towards a clear and realistic life purpose. It does not really matter why this happens, it might be different for each of us, so the important thing is to know how to deal with it to better manage the situation and control it in a way that actually serves us.
The first step is to recognize that we are in a slump. It takes a bit of self-awareness, and you realizing that you are not in your best head/heart space.
The difficult part will be to actually do something about it, we usually tend to wait it out, to ask (internally) for more time, we start convincing ourselves that we actually deserve ‘’a break’’, that we are in control and nothing bad can come out of doing nothing for a week, or drinking that extra glass of wine, or not answering our friends calls, or procrastinating on that task we had in mind… we justify it until it fits. On the long run, a few repetitions and it becomes a behavior. Just a bit more and we’ve got a habit. Then our personality changes into fitting what has just become familiar. Comfortable. Reasonable. And before you know it, that is the new you.
Well, all this can be easily avoided with a few very simple and relatable daily tools that I am going to suggest you add to your toolbox.
It all starts with being present, hearing your inner conversations. Taking responsibilities for your own thoughts and actions.
The best energy jumps that we can offer to ourselves are: