Many of my patients are weary. Most days I understand. These are tough and turbulent times. What is making this time in history different from other times? One thing I muse is that in this age of technology, we have so much available to us 24/7. We can access news, sports, information about anything and everything all the time. And we do. It is overstimulation. We are too tired most days for self- care.
There are many reasons to give up. There are many reasons to stay in the game. Picture one of those reasons right now. Stop reading to do this. Take a deep breath and exhale into the image.
Yesterday a patient asked me, “how do I get myself to do ______?”
I replied, ” how do you think you get yourself to do _______?”
She chuckled and said, “I just get up and do it!”
Yes, unfortunately and most fortunately it is that simple most of the time – we just have to do it – the thing that we say we want to do and keep falling short of accomplishing.
For me it is late night snacking.
For her it is taking a walk in the morning.
Some things are harder. Some things are out of our control. For today we can pick one thing that we can do and then we can do it.
I know. I know. This is not helpful because you already know it and it is helpful because you already know it.
Time to do it. Simple sentiments for complicated issues and stressful times.
Trust me. Even if you do not know me, I assure you, you will feel better. One small step today because today is all we have.
Just do it.
Let me know how it goes.