Welcome to EPISODE 2 of the vlog, everyone!
This week, one of you lovely readers wrote in to me, asking for my thoughts on how to get “unstuck” from a bad mood. Check out the video to learn my #1 tip for finding my way out of a funk.
As an awkward disclaimer: In this video, I somehow manage to mention angels, God, robots and centaurs in the same sentence… IN THE NAME OF PRACTICAL ADVICE.
Because I’m saving for a teleprompter.
Mom here Linz, and no worries, bubbles will not be bursting. That wonderful question was NOT mine, but I have to tell you, it was so relatable and inspiring, I wish it were. For the very same reasons, your answer and insight was even more inspiring which is why I hope you don’t mind if I invite everyone here in your Enlight Bites community to share their own personal mantra with the rest of us if they have one. The one you shared was great. So here goes mine, the one that always seems to be able to remind me in my darker times of the bigger, more possible picture: “Never underestimate the Universe.” xxxxoooo
I love that one! Though I think I might amend it to: “Never underestimate the Universe (or your mom).” 🙂
I. loved. this. I completely identify with Overwhelmed and I loved what you said about how “feelings are just visitors.” So true–it’s like we go on autopilot to want to indulge and feel bad so we can feel better. Hmmm, how’s that going to work? Thanks for reminding me that a moment is just a moment, and we can choose to harness it and move forward with hope, strength and control, or we can let it harness us. So, to follow up with the invitation to share my mantra (and yes, depending on my situation different ones might rise to the surface), but for me, I find that reminding myself of “Have courage, be kind, and this too shall pass,” is very helpful to me. I find that when I’m in a funk I’m the harshest critic to myself, so reminding myself to have the courage to acknowledge the situation, be kind to myself with my words, and reminding myself that this is just a ‘visiting’ feeling–helps me begin to move out of that funk. Thanks Lindsay…love your perspective and Overwhelmed–thanks for having the courage to share it.
I love your mantra, Rebecca. “This, too, shall pass” is another great one I often forget. Your reminder was definitely one I needed to hear today– thank you!