How do you explain those days when you just don’t feel like doing anything. Even when you muster enough willpower to sit down and go through the work you’ve assigned for the day, the attempt is almost always futile. You just cannot absorb anything.
How do you get out of the rut and not let these useless emotions steal the day away?
You can stop visiting facebook or other distracting sites that you vist by habit, but don’t help you at all, tell everyone to stop calling you on the phone so you could get some work done (or just turn it off) and then take your time. “I’m not defined by an emotion” is a good mantra. Taking your time is probably a hard part, take quality breaks if your work is beginning to get unhealthily stressful and tell yourself that the timeline is only in your head.
I choose to let the day go by without doing absolutely anything that I intended. Playing guitar, beating a flash game, doing exercise or watching an online course breaks the illusion of routine and can give you the rest from whatever work is.
Or you can just take up something really boring for about two hours, like watching TV. The emanating dumbness should rustle your jimmies and give you energy for something you find useful.
@evariste, take a walk – a long walk – then come back and unplug as @beyond suggested – change scenery – if you have book/school work to do, go to the library or a coffee shop. And, don’t feel guilty when you take a day and do “nothing” when there are “somethings” to do. Lastly, shave your head, drop all of it, and become a hermit monk :0) Peace, Love & Light ~ ricky
It’s just ego, push throuhg it.
There is no magic trick that will make this shit stop, the only way to beat it is to simply overcome it, by consistent proactive effort.
The problem isn’t that the “emotions” (not really emotions) pop up, the problem is that you submit to them. Just push through.
Don’t take “meh” for an answer.
The best way to overcome emotions is to not fight them, but accept them. Imagine your emotion is like a cell on planet Earth. If you kept zooming in, you’d eventually see atoms. Keep on zooming in and zooming in and zooming in..and boom. Nothingness.
The more you feel your emotions the more ability you have to not submit to them. It’s ironic, really.
Here’s what I do when I’m feeling down:
1. Find a quiet area
2. Allow myself to feel down
3. Say to myself the following script:
-Could I allow, just for this moment, myself to feel down?
(answer to myself — could be yes, could be no. Doesn’t matter..it just has to be true)
-Could I be willing, just for this moment, to let this feeling go?
-Would I be willing, just for this moment, to let this feeling go?
4. Stretch, and smile.
5. Rinse and repeat if necessary.
Accept your emotions because your normal. Realize your emotions aren’t who you are, and that they’re fleeting. And then let them go.