The ups and downs of life remind us that we are human….
In the middle of one of my “funks” my son called and asked where his ‘glass half full’ mother had gone??
“She’s watching movies and letting life pass her by,” I replied.
“Go to the gym,” he said.
“OK,” said I and continued to channel surf. It was pretty bleak.
Things seemed flat, my energy was low and I had the creative juice of a worm.
What I was reminded of as I was wallowing around in my ‘muck’ was that I had a CHOICE and could reframe the “reality” that was playing itself out before me. It was time to give myself an attitude adjustment.
I started ‘tapping’ out the negative.
“Even though I feel like crap, I forgive myself.”
I began to feel the energy move in my body and my mood lighten as I continued to tap through the point sequence.
Some time passed. My mood and energy level shifted a little more… I got off the couch and walked down to the beach (always another good way to move the ‘qi’).
It took a lot of tapping to “get out of my funk”, but I did. We all can go to that negative place where our demons dance around in front of us and we feel temporarily powerless over them. Yes, even the experts.
One universal truth remains. The only person who can change my attitude is me. Why choose to live a dull, boring life? There’s so much adventure to seek out and explore. That day, I took my fate into my own hands. No more sitting on the sidelines of my own couch. It’s time to embrace life.
What steps have you taken in your own life to embrace it? What can I do to help you? There’s nothing weak about acknowledging you may need a helping hand. Heck, in my case, my son had to kick my butt into gear.
My message today: This happens to all of us at one time or another…be easy with yourself, take a breath and let go of it. Tap it through if you can, or if you need some help, regardless of who or where you are, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.