You’re having a bad day — you’re overwhelmed, you’ve got no time, someone criticized you, you haven’t exercised in 2 weeks, you’re on the verge of a breakdown, and here it comes …
THIS WEEK, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:
APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE:
It happens like clockwork every time I’m down in the dumps, have no energy, and am coming apart at the seams:
“What’s wrong with me? Why do I feel this way? What’s the point of this? Nothing’s ever going to work out. I can’t even remember when I last felt good. Do I even want to be a coach anymore? Maybe this isn’t what I’m meant to be doing! I want to quit everything and never work again.”
Well, that escalated quickly.
There’s something to be said about hitting rock bottom and having a mind-blowing reckoning. When you’re tired and overwhelmed, you’re vulnerable enough that asking yourself “the big questions” might yield a really honest, life-altering answer.
Or, more likely … you started out in a generally crap mood and, naturally, it spiraled downward until you can’t see or judge anything fairly. And now your lens is so skewed that you can’t be trusted to evaluate your entire life.
In my experience, it’s almost never helpful to analyze my entire life when I’m already in a funk. I tend to lose ALL perspective, forget that it’s only temporary, and mentally eviscerate everything. The drama.
And inevitably, about 48 hours later I’ve bounced back and I’m feeling mostly fine. Go figure. (“Why was I so upset again? I can’t remember!”)
So, if you want an accurate analysis of your life, do me a favor and wait to think deeply until you get back to at least neutral … you’ll probably get there in a few days.
How is this #ClarityGem sitting with you today? Leave us a comment to let us know!
WHAT #CLARITYGEMS ARE ALL ABOUT:
Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!
Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.
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Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!
Kristen + Rachel