“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
We’ve all had those days. Something’s stuck on the brain. We vacillate between thinking about it and trying to avoid thinking about it. Little bouts of crying may be involved. Ugly cries, even. And usually bingewatching of blooper reels on YouTube occurs. What? Just me?
I used to really beat myself up about having days like this. I know the importance of looking for the positive, the solution, the gift in every situation. But I’ve come to see that it can’t always happen right away. You can’t force it.
Let the guilt go.
You can intend for the good to eventually reveal itself to you — and believe me, it will. What keeps it away longer is condemning yourself for feeling sad and stuck. Sometimes, you just need to ride it out and not feel guilty about that.
Also, and more importantly, get the fuck out of your house. Go to the store, even if it’s just to walk around. Take a walk. Go to the gym. Go out to your car or mailbox. Something. Get moving. Any way you possibly can. This will absolutely help you get back in a better feeling flow.