Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Recently a fellow member asked how do I prevail during the "down" times when one feels "bleh" or "blah" and motivation has flown out the window.
I got to thinking while on my treadmill about my own experience and how have *I* been able to prevail during these tough times. Sometimes a tailspin can last for a while before I find my way out of it...but becoming more aware of what *WORKS* will hopefully help me to minimize MY down time too!
For me the more I can PUSH myself toward any / all of the following factors the better I can bounce back to where I want to be:
Movement + Music + Light + Nature + Touch =
Being More Fully ALIVE IN THE WORLD!
Movement: Just DO IT...I PUSH myself onto the treadmill...or drag myself kicking & screaming...lol! And more times than not, as soon as I start to MOVE I begin to feel better!
Music: My mp3 player filled with specially selected music to pump me up into gear! Or on my bike use my "Radio Head" to tap into music. I've also thought I might try taking my shower singing to the road and SING while I pedal...they call me the Minstrel Cyclist...lol!
Light: Bad things grow in the dark...getting out into a sunny day...? EVERYTHING feels better!
Nature: Being out in the natural world restores and revitalizes me!
Touch: Being connected with others whether literally or virtually...the support of others has been so IMMENSELY valuable to me!
Any and all of these are part of my recipe for blasting the BLAHS away!
How about all of you out there? What works for YOU?