When we feel overwhelmed or sad, we tend to let go of things around us that are not urgent or important. But the last thing you should do when faced with adversity or you “don’t feel like it” is to throw the structure and plans out the window.
Instead, do those chores, follow that routine, and excel.
Keeping your routines in place and focusing on what needs to be done, despite how you feel about it, is vital to avoiding future trouble.
Let’s say you are feeling sad, and as a result, you recoil and decide to stop your day and chores. You’ll likely soon have to deal with the same heartache plus all the things you’ve left undone.
Your proverbial strike won’t make your pain go away. Ignoring your chores won’t make them disappear, either.
Things pile up, especially those we consider unimportant. So, many “unimportant” things together have the power to take us down and overwhelm us even more. And that overwhelming feeling does not help anybody get over any heartache anyway.
On the other hand, if you keep doing what needs to be done, despite your feelings and the circumstances surrounding you, you come out on the other end with an enormous sense of achievement, feeling in control of your environment. That feeling will feed your spirit to continue moving forward.
And although some circumstances in life take us down, body, mind, and soul, I’m not referring to those instances but emotions that overwhelm or shut us down.
For example, the emotions behind your clutter are paralyzing in many instances. However, what’s needed to overpower clutter is, ironically, that action you don’t seem equipped to take. In this case, the solution is letting your mind, not your heart, guide you. Go on “automatic pilot” if you must.
Ultimately, you’ll have accomplished what needed to be done. You’ll smile and proudly whisper, “I’ve got this.”