Last week was the first time I didn't post a motivational meme like this in maybe 3 years.
I just didn't have it in me, A few things went against me over the last few weeks and I was just fkn done. I needed a break.
I try to be as authentic as I can on my social media and me posting something motivating last week definitely wouldn't have ticked that box.
Life can feel pretty damn crushing once you falter, sometimes it can be so overwhelming and you think you're never going to be able to come up for air.
But it will change.
It always does eventually.
I spend a lot of time talking about building resilience and I really believe it. It isn't about becoming impossible to knock down, you will never achieve that.
It's about learning how to get back up again as quickly as you can.
Creating and implementing strategies to overcome difficulites that come up, both mentally and physically.
One of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal is understanding your locus of control.
Locus of control is a psychological concept that is the degree to which people believe that THEY are in control of thier own lives, as opposed to just being the victim to external forces controlling everything.
Shifting your focus from "things are being done to me" to "I am the one doing things" is massive all the time, but especially so in the last 18 months.
There is a lot of things right now that you don't have control over and focusing on them is the best way to fuck yourself over, trust me.
Ask yourself what IS in your control?
This week after you get up every day I want you to write down ONE TEN MINUTE THING that you are going to do, to make tomorrow a little better. Then do it at some point during the day.
Just ten minutes.
Are you not exercising at all? Make your one thing a walk.
House getting a bit dirty, clean up for ten minutes.
Money becoming an issue? Take action to improve that situation.
There are a lot of things that are in your control if you start looking for them, and shifting your focus to those things is a really good way to start feeling better.