Calling all you self-motivated, energised and creatives out there! Have you ever woken up feeling low on energy, enthusiasm and the ability to concentrate? Sucks doesn’t it? When you are usually inspired to be inspiring, happy to be helping others be happy and charged with focus, it is a bit of shock to find yourself somewhat ‘grey.’ I know it’s all the rage in shopfronts and nursery decor, but I don’t want to feel grey. My livelihood depends on my ability to self-motivate and I have no time for being unable to feel my spark and be in my flow.
Recognising the signs…
So yesterday morning when I awoke feeling, for no apparent reason, kind of ‘grey,’ I attempted to battle through it. I work for myself and am a single parent of three so I need to get jobs done in a timely fashion. I really did try to go the pool for my morning swim but after a second cup of tea, I could feel my sports bag sheepishly put itself back in the cupboard. Breakfast took ages to eat, not because of the quantity but because the News was so fascinating. Starting up my laptop felt like a mission and even half an hour into some simple website work, my attention was wandering.
So, by 10 am I realised, ‘Nope; it’s not happening today.’ I was not going to finish that article for the magazine, I was not going to write those emails and I was not going to prepare for my workshop. Nor was I going to do anything else that required energy or focus.
Give yourself permission to go with the flow.
Wow, what a relief! Instead of forcing myself to trudge through a pile of tasks that I normally whizz through with joy and ease, I went out. I did some errands, went for a coffee, dropped in on a relative for a catch up, did some shopping and ended the day with my feet up in front of the TV. No guilt. No self-criticism. I gave myself permission to join my mind, body & spirit, and opt out for the day. Sweet!
And the next day? I was up and energised as normal. So, the message is, don’t try to fight it. Why fight with yourself? Go with the flow and let go. If it’s not happening today, it will be back on track far more energetically tomorrow.
Give yourself permission to let go and go with the flow,
I love you, humanity