Hey there. Coach Faye here, author of Choreography of Awakening, i’MAGiNT LiFE™ creator and i’MAGiNT LiFE PATH™️ teacher.
Welcome back. This morning I'd like to pick up the topic of how do you get out of bed on a bad day. You know what I'm talking about. This morning somebody posted a really cool motivational quote about following your dreams and pushing forward no matter what, no matter the obstacles. There are lots of quotes like this right now on the internet and you receive those probably in your email or you see them on social media all the time. I saw this quote this morning and it was a beautiful quote, nicely designed and totally made sense but underneath this quote there was a comment. I'm going to read this comment to you right now. The comment was this: How do you manage this on the bad days? You know, the ones when you can't face getting out of bed, a swift kick up the backside or a gentle hug that you can do this or both?
When I read this comment it just hit me straight in the heart because we put all these quotes out there but the truth is these quotes don't actually tell us how to deal with that insurmountable mountain that morning when you wake and you feel so tired still, just so fatigued, depressed. You have a whole day in front of you and you feel like you can't move.
And so, I wanted to get to this because I actually also have these kinds of days and as a matter of fact I had this kind of day just recently a few days ago, maybe a week ago or so. That day I woke up the way I normally do. I get up early and I usually do my morning practice, my morning rituals but that day I just wanted to go back to sleep. I didn't want to do my workout. I didn't want to get out of bed and go for a walk. I was tired. The first thing in the morning you wake up and have that feeling that drag that ugh and why? Why do I need to do this? Do I really need to do this?
It was so hard to overcome that moment. However, that morning my water was standing on my nightstand next to me and I charged my water, I energized my water on the special coasters. I have one sitting here right now. I energized my water on a special coasters like this and that day, my water was sitting on a coaster that said, "I am strength I quest for." I took a sip out of my water bottle and I thought, "Wow. I am strength I quest for but I don't want to get out of bed. I don't have any strength to get out of bed and go for that walk. I don't have any ambition, any motivation, any desire, any purpose. I don't have any strength to get out of bed."
Just as I was about to go back to sleep and just cuddle myself to sleep feeling miserable, I had a thought that in God's world and what this coaster, this phrase meant I am strength I quest for wasn't about me, Faye, having strength. It was about I am God and I am strength. Just like that I realized that in God's world there is nothing but strength. If there is nothing but strength then how can this be that I don't have any strength? Then in that moment I could see that I have strength in that fatigue. I have strength in laziness. My laziness is very strong and there is also strength in the purpose and mission of my life.
When I saw it that way, I could see the strength in laziness and fatigue versus the strength in my mission. Instead of going and kicking myself on the butt and going, "Come on you can do this," which I could maybe do but that day I couldn't and going with, "Come on honey, you can do this," I also couldn't do that. I just didn't have that power within me.
When I saw that there is strength in laziness, there is strength in procrastination, there is strength in fatigue and there is also strength in that purpose and in that desire of going out. I could put those two strengths in front of me and say, "Hey, you get to choose. Do you want to choose the strength in laziness or do you want to choose the strength in purpose? Which one do you choose? The strength in laziness or the strength in purpose?" The moment I saw it that way, it was like there was some switch button that just went boom. It was, "No way I'm choosing the laziness. I'm not lazy. I'm not going for that." All of a sudden there was the surge of energy within me and off I was putting my sneakers on and out the door walking.
I wanted to share this with you because I know that I'm not the only one out there struggling with this kind of questions. How do I get out of bed on a bad day? I mean these quotes the motivational quotes, they're wonderful when I'm in a good morning, when I am empowered and strong but what do you actually do? What action do you actually take to get yourself out of bed when you feel that you can't?
I hope this is helpful to you. If you want to know more about the work that I'm doing, about i’MAGiNT's this coasters that help you deal with this kind of issues on different levels, shoot me an email, just put a comment below, connect with me. I would be honored to be of service and help to you. Bye.
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