Trudging Through The Sludge

Do you ever have those days? Those days where you feel like you are trying to move forward, be productive, and kick a little booty but there is just one road block after another? How do you get through them? Which choice do you make? That's right. Which choice? Do you choose to let those obstacles consume you into a vat of negativity or do you trudge through the sludge and keep going towards the light? Photo Mar 11, 9 01 42 PM

Well, my friends, today was one of those days for me. I'm not sure why. I was just in a major funk. I knew I was being dragged towards the dark side and I just couldn't shake it! A post from The Happy Healthy Truth about using social media for motivation had resonated with me earlier in the week, ok yesterday, and then she posted this "She Let Go" article and it put me over the edge. In a good way. Let me explain.

First, let's talk about using social media to motivate you. The beauty of social media is that you can CHOOSE what you see. I get such a kick out of people who get all hot to trot in the comments on a post that they disagree with. Just unlike, hide from your feed, and move on. No one is pinning you down, holding your eyelids open, and forcing you to read certain articles. I only 'like' pages that make me laugh, are in line with my values, and send a positive message. Yes, it gives me a warm tingling feeling. No, I don't feel like I am missing breaking news or real world events because of this. There are news pages for that. Since The Happy Healthy Truth's post was about using social media to your mental advantage, I made the decision that I want to be a source for people to come to in order to get uplifting thoughts. I'll still be real with you. I'll still tell you my day was shitty. But I'm not going to dwell on it. I'm going to move on. I'm going to move forward. I'm not going to drag you down with me. And trust me, this week I've read a few articles that have straight pissed me off but I am just going to get over it. Hence why I have four post drafts started but will probably never post. I get way too ornery in them and ain't nobody got time for that!

Then there is the "She Let Go" post. This was my breaking point today. I had let all my little troubles mound. I was having a pity party for no reason. That post. Ah. It cut me to the core. How and why it went to my core is too hard to explain but as I read it for the third time tonight before starting this post, I cried. I flat out bawled. And you know what? My soul healed. I feel a million times better because of my mini cry session. No one was around. No one saw me. I certainly didn't need to tell you about it. But damn, it felt good. And in the meantime, I received such uplifting emails from friends, comments on Facebook that almost made me spit out my 9pm coffee from laughing so hard, and a virtual hug from a great friend. I was reminded that sometimes you don't need to go it alone because there are others always willing to help and that sometimes you need to take a breath and let go. In a matter of seconds the sludge I was attempting to trudge through all day was gone.