A majority of my job relies on the internet, as do many others at this time with a lot of people working from home or using the internet to store documents etc. You can probably understand that when the internet is down at work it would make it pretty difficult to get everything done that you had originally planned. It throws a wrench into my whole day. Today is that day. As I am writing this the internet is down and I’m not sure when it will be restored.
As I reshift my focus and figure out how to get some of the items on my list finished without the internet, it made me think about how sometimes in our lives “the internet” can be down in our minds. Mentally you can have a plan for the day and one small event can completely change the course of your day to the point you don’t feel like doing anything. I have had those days a lot lately where I will wake up and feel ready to attack the day and one thing throws off my day or sometimes it looks like I wake up feel-good get ready, get the kids fed, and off to school, sit down to drink my cup of coffee and then not have the energy to get back up. The overwhelming feeling of everything that needs to be done can flood over me and make me feel like I won’t be able to complete all my tasks, so why even try?
There are two options when this happens: either you give in and do not accomplish anything for the day or second you suck it up, push past that feeling and get what you can do. The second option is the one I strive for because even if I get up and only get one thing finished off my list, that is one more thing I don’t have to do later because we all know that whether I do it now or later it still has to be done. That first step is the hardest part. At some point, we all have to work “offline” in our minds. Find the one thing on your list you can do without really thinking about it. For me, it could be doing the dishes. I don’t have to use a lot of mental capacity to get the dishes clean, so I put my headphones in and listen to a podcast or even pull up a show on my phone to listen to while I am doing this task. Every time I take that step forward rather than being stuck I feel better at the end of the day.
If this is how you have been feeling lately I want to encourage you to take that first step to accomplish at least one thing on your list. It might just inspire you to check more items off your list and if not that’s ok. You are one step closer to completing that list and above all else give yourself grace. You are doing great. It’s ok not to be ok, just don’t stay there!
I pray that this blog today was an encouragement to you and can help in your daily life. Always know I am available to pray with you or just be someone to talk to when life gets hard. E-mail me at email@example.com if you need prayer!
Talk to you soon!