Have you felt on top of the world at one moment and then in a few weeks, you felt the slumps of life? You felt lazy and did not want to do anything. I’m not here to tell you that there is a magic pill that will get you to be productive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Part of being human, with all our complexities is that we are constantly changing. Everything we feel and everything that we experience makes us who we are. The way to deal with the highs and lows is to go through it with an open mind and to learn from it.
There are times when I am at home and I don’t feel like washing the dishes, cooking food or cutting the grass in the backyard. I am aware of that and I take note that I am not doing what I need to do. Days pass and I see the results of my action. Dirty laundry piles up, there’s less room in the sink to wash your hands and spikey weeds grow in the lawn. There are things you have to do and you do them. Part of this realization can come from constant reminders from yourself, your peers giving you advice, a life event graduating from college or even a tragedy like a death of a family member.
When life hits, it will hit you hard and the way we deal with situations makes us who we are. We are then left with the choice to continue our path of laziness and procrastination or have a sense of urgency and take action.
It’s all up to you!