How is it that one day you can get out of bed and feel like you are totally off track, you don’t know what you’re doing, you wonder why anyone would care what you have to say let alone buy anything from you and that, in general, the whole world is against you, nobody likes you, and everybody hates you?
Ever feel like that?
I had just one of those days yesterday and I have no idea where those feelings came from. No one had said anything untoward to me, nobody had unsubscribed from my ezine list, it was a warm and sunny day and yet I was in a fog of doom and gloom that I could not seem to shake.
And when that happens, if you’re like me, you start beating up on yourself; questioning your motives, questioning your abilities, wishing you just had a job somewhere instead of owning your own business, and, well, it goes on and on doesn’t it?
I was reminded, once again, of the children’s song that goes something like this: nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I’m gonna eat some worms.
Now I have no idea why eating worms might make things any better but I tell you, yesterday I was about ready to give that a try.
I was trying to get a whole bunch of work done yesterday. Most of it was writing which requires some sort of open and creative mind, but it wasn’t coming. I didn’t believe a word I wrote, and you wouldn’t have either.
So finally, I just had to give it up. I had to go do something else. I read a little. Drove into Quartzsite to see what was happening there. Watched some TV. Took a walk. Cooked.
Went to bed and today, woke up on top of the world. Glad to be alive, glad to be in business, full of love for my clients and my ezine readers, full of confidence. In short, I feel as though anything is possible and life is so very, very good.
And I didn’t have to eat any worms either.
Boy what a difference a day makes. For the future, when those days come — and I’m sure they’ll come again once in a while — I’m aiming to recognize much earlier what is going on so I can just nip it in the bud, go and do something else, and get over myself.
How about you? Ever have those dismal days, and if you do, what do you do to get yourself out of that funk? Or do you just listen to your body and mind and go with the flow? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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