Sometimes we find ourselves in the doldrums. Our life may not be that bad, but it isn’t that good either. But yet, we lack the energy and enthusiasm that we need to get ourselves out of the blue funk we’re in.
I’ve found the best way to do this is to look forward to something–anything.
It doesn’t have to be anything big and exciting; just a little something that you can get a little excited about is good enough.
For instance in the morning, as you’re in bed trying to muster the courage to get out, think about that first sip of coffee that you’ll have, or perhaps you can think about the fresh blueberries you’ll put on your cereal this morning. Or, you can look forward to wearing your favorite tie or a spray of your favorite perfume.
On your drive to work, perhaps you can look forward to seeing the cornflowers that are blooming in the highway’s median. Or you can look forward to having your lunch on a park bench nearby your office.
Find something to look forward to. Then, engage all your senses when you think about it so that you can get yourself really excited and enthused about it.
Using the blueberries on your morning cereal as an example, think about the deep vibrant blue of the berries. And notice that toward the stem end, some of the berries are a magenta color. Challenge yourself to observe the berries closely to find other variations in their color. Then imagine feeling their firm roundness as you rinse them off and, of course, imagine the explosion of sweet-tart in your mouth when you take a bite of them! YUM!
Do this for all the little things–and big things–that you find in your day that you can look forward to. As you keep doing this, you’ll find your energy and enthusiasm returning!
You can do it!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,