Human beings are instinctively social animals. It is natural for us to feel alone or lonely when we are isolated from others. As a tribal species, our brains adapted to rely on social connections as a means to survive.
Off days. We all have them from time to time.
Maybe you didn’t sleep well the night before, or perhaps you’re working on a project that isn’t particularly exciting. Or maybe there’s no viable explanation at all, and you’re just straight up not feelin’ it that day.
First of all, that’s OK. We can’t be on all the time. Motivation is an ebb and flow: We all have periods of high energy where productivity comes easily, as well as periods of low energy where your work doesn’t come so easily.
Maybe it’s not darkness, maybe it’s that life is hard and we all struggle with mistakes, & are so overwhelmed at times we can’t breathe, maybe don’t be so hard on yourself for being human.
In dark times, most people make their problems their defining property. It’s all they think about, talk about and feel. They bring it up in conversations all the time and try their best to convince other people to believe and accept that they are going through a great tragedy which has rendered them helpless.
In my dark times I have learnt a few important lessons, which I want to share with you:
1. Realize your power to change the world around you.
Making that difference begins with standing in your power, stepping up and choosing to share more of yourself and your goodness so that more people hear your message.This requires of you believing that you have that power to do something. Believing that dark times do not own you, you own your own destiny.
2. Make the darkness your motivation to do good.
I liken dark times in the world to the night sky, when you in dark times you can’t see the stars, how brightly they shine and the immense number of them until the sky is at its darkest. All the the dark times move us ways from our alignments with our values, it creates backdrop of blackness. They’re the darkness in the night sky.
Like stars in the darkness we can use this moments to shine more brilliantly, commit ourselves to living more consciously and spreading our light in spite of whatever fears we may have around that.
3.Change what you are looking at
You see… motivation is a force, a forward motion to getting things done. But motivation isn’t the source of the motion as we might think. Motivation is the middle layer between the source and the desired action, emotionally speaking. The source is your desire. Whether it be your passion, or your need. Stop looking at the tasks, stop looking at your progress or lack of progress, stop looking at whether you feel ‘motivated’ or not! Literally stop yourself in your own tracks. This isn’t a metaphor or an ‘idea’ to stop. I literally mean stop moving, stop what you are thinking about and change your focus to why you want to…