It’s not easy to do. Each day you wake up you’re faced with what seems like a minimal impact decision: Do I get out of bed?
It’s important to get out of bed, especially if you struggle with mental health. If you don’t get out of bed, you’re compounding the misery. It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Giving yourself leeway, however, isn’t wrong to do. Sometimes it’s important, but whatever you decide on, stand firm on that decision.
This morning, for example, I woke up at a decent time. I don’t have a working shower so I’ve been using the gym till the plumber fixes the pipes at my house. I woke up & immediately thought, “There’s no way I get to the gym, shower, and back in time to get anything done for work.”
Now normally, at least over the past 6-7 months, I would’ve rolled over in bed & said fuck it. Today, however, I stood firm in what I planned to do today. I got out of bed, had one of the most lackluster gym sessions I’ve ever had, but guess what? I got out of bed. I did what I told myself I would do. I made the rest of my day less stressful due to that decision.
It doesn’t sound like much. And really, it isn’t much. But do what you can do to help yourself. Don’t let that little evil guy or girl inside your brain tell you no. Stand up to that fucker. Tell yourself I can do this. I will do this. And in turn, you’ll be able to say “I did it.”
Stand firm, people.
I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.
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Totally agreed! Like a famous chef once said (I forgot who): “Mastery is doing the little things well.”
Yes, writing a book, getting a six-pack, and landing a job might be on a lot of people’s goals list, but it’s the little things every day that get you there. So picking the steamed chicken over pizza, choosing to write just 250 words a day, learning one small topic of a new skill… over time, these little things will, like you said, compound and nudge your life towards a totally new direction.
You getting out of bed and having a workout is bloody awesome. Keep at it, and thanks for the inspiration!