I was visiting with my good friend Joanne last night. We were talking about those times when you’re in a funk and you can’t seem to shake out of it. Your goals are cloudy, your motivation is confused at best. You know where you want to go but can’t seem to get your stuff together to head there.
Sometimes a good night sleep helps. Othertimes, we both agreed that folks can get trapped in this for extended periods of time. And the latter can be detrimental if it’s affecting your cash flow. (Ie, the aspiring entrepreneur who has trouble getting his plan off the ground.)
It’s discouraging and after a while staying in such a pattern becomes a negative self-fulfilling prophecy.
So, wadda do? Joanne and I could save the world, (if people would only listen to us,) and here’s our quick and dirty solution to breaking out of a funk. Ready? It’s really profound. Are you sure? Okay….here we go….
What? Disappointing you say? Well, it’s worked for us.
Joanne was saying how when she gets trapped in a funk a good housing cleaning may jar things back into focus for her. And I commented about my little dishwashing job last year.
I hired on at an upscale restaurant to wash dishes for special events. It was wonderful and provided some unexpected bonuses like a REALLY good night’s sleep. (Trust me, slinging around stacks of commercial baking sheets and trays of glasses is physical work.)
But it also allowed me to shake off the cobwebs in my head. And then there was the satisfaction of seeing a job well done. (Staying at home all the time gets discouraging because my work is frequently undone by my three “helpers” within minutes. )
Additionally, I have a tendency to nitpick and stew over issues I have no control over and dealing with it by physical labor is by far my most effective tool.
Because so much of our lives are spent behind computers and other technology today, I think it’s easy to forget the value of a good sweat to clear the head.
I need to keep this in mind as we work feverishly these next few weeks on our move. By the end of it, I should have amazing clarity on EVERYTHING!