This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a few cases days of hard work and preparation for a group coaching event we’re hosting for our Getting Back to Happy Course students, and a lack of sleep with a sick 7-year-old in the house.
I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important, which is a rare occurrence for me. I only felt altogether drained. I started overthinking things and disbelieving myself, and wondering whether anything I do is worthwhile.
I sat there in this funk for nearly an hour and would like to know whether to snarl out of it. Should I just forget about today? Should I only give up on this project in front of me, because I’m not as good at it as I thoughts I was?
That’s what I was considering, at least for a momentary instant. But the better part of me knew this slight mood of sadnes would soon elapse. And just as I started to feel better, a neat part of synchronicity reached in my email inbox from Gina, a new track student Marc and I have been coaching over the past few days. The opening arguments of her email speak 😛 TAGEND
“I feel so drained, so uninspired. I’m poked again! My mind is rotating with fret and overwhelm and just a general scarcity of devotion. Anything you could share? What’s something tiny I could be borne in mind and try to remember when I’ve lost my motivation? ”
With our student’s permission, I’m answering her research publicly because I know we all need a good remember in this area sometimes–heaven knows I needed one this morning, too.
While there are many approachings to momentary self-motivation, showing on and draw lessons from other people’s stories is paramount. The freedom narrative at the right time can move us at our core. Fortunately, the nature of the work Marc and I do as personal change coach-and-fours and scribes allows us to hear these kinds of fibs from patients, students and books on a daily basis. So, this morning, that’s exactly what I was reflecting on when Gina emailed me. And right now, with full dispensation from the original roots, I want to share strong snippets from some of these fibs with you. ( more …)
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