Most of the time I am very enthusiastic and work orientated, but these last four days it is like my get-up-and- go is gone. I am thinking, what is wrong with me and then I realise there is nothing wrong with me. As I am writing this I want to start laughing… Sometimes I forget to just stay with the feeling. It comes as a messenger.
My enthusiasm needs a bit of support at the moment and my motivation needs to be recharged. I sit with this feeling thinking, why can I not just allow myself to be? So I did! And then I realised, during this period I have a chance to reconnect with other things that my everyday routine does not always give room for. “Sometimes, Terry, you have to break your routines and do something different. You, might find something new”, my inner voice said. So I am going to try to slow down a little bit. During a course of a day, if I need to take five minutes for me I will. When I just take time for myself those few minutes can feel like an hour, especially at work. It is a bit like getting of the train and sit at the station thinking I catch the next train that comes along.
Sometimes I simply do not give myself enough time. I began to realise that it could be enough if I just give myself ten minutes to slow down and watch the world go by. It is a nice feeling – no demands. However, I do not know if that is the cure for my lack of enthusiasm, but it helps me leave a mind-set. When I feel like that next time I am going to try the same procedure.
Another thing that gives me energy is a good laugh, genuine and sincere. Even as I am working now in the office at the same time I can teas Viktoria’s husband, who just popped in. He likes candy, so I asked him if he steals the children’s candy. He just says he does it to cut down their sugar intake. A good laugh can be so rejuvenating.
I guess there are many with the same experience as I. Why is it we expect to have this feeling of motivation and enthusiasm all the time?