A revised version of an October 2015 post that seems timely this week.
Lethargy, inertia, torpor, indolence, lassitude, listlessness… – there seems to be a lot of words to describe waning motivation. Maybe it is health; low iron, low blood sugar, or illness. Maybe it is diet; too much protein – too little, too many carbs, too many sweets, too much alcohol or just too much. Maybe it is the season; a memory of autumn that draws you down, a realization that another year is slipping away, a relentless schedule or big changes in your life. Maybe it is mental illness; too little serotonin uptake, brain chemistry out of whack or a long running script that erodes confidence. Maybe you have an infection and your body is fighting desperately to slow you down so it can heal.
If motivation and excitement have left, it is important to work through the possibilities to discover what is zapping your energy so that you can take action to reduce the impact or eliminate the cause. I am not a medical doctor or psychologist but recommend that you find some help in your research and diagnosis. I have some serious mental health issues that I monitor and treat every day. I have found a routine and alternative supplements that temper the edge of the dark clouds without zapping away all the brightness. I am aware of my impact on those around me and recognize that when I am not well they are less well. It is the right practice for me, mostly because I believe it works for me. Acknowledging that something is amiss, seeking information and assistance and following a regimen that you believe in can lift the weight and let the rays of sun and hope reach you.
Our days are busy and seem to be getting busier. There doesn’t seem to be any relief in the near future. We deserve to feel at our best and have a responsibility to be our best. Reaching out recognizes both and is the mature (yet difficult) thing to do.
Make Today Better on your way to remarkable,