In this video, a user expresses that they have no motivation to get up each morning, and is sick of it. Watch below:
- Have you ever felt this way? Focus in and think about a time when you were simply ‘over it’.
Sometimes in life we’ll find ourselves at the end of our rope, so to speak. In this video, Casey reads about a user who claims that they have no motivation to get out of bed, hates themselves, and regrets things that they did in the past, like hurting others. They’re venting, and voicing a deep part of their hearts as they seek to put words to the pain they’re feeling.
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve been there. I’m sure you’ve experienced trying something really hard, again and again, and receiving failure instead. Maybe you’ve pushed through some milestones before, and you’ve made progress, but it feels like you’re still stuck in the same place. You know what you should or need to do, but you’ll probably fail anyway so why try? It’s easier and more comfortable to just call it quits and mail it in right?
Wrong! But, definitely easier said than done. In the video, Casey emphasizes with the user. He says that they sound absolutely exhausted. And he goes further to say that the cliches you often hear to “help” in situations like these don’t really help at all. Phrases like “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” (does anyone under 60 even know what that means anymore?!), “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” or “try try again” seem more tired and exhausted than the user in the post!
Something that isn’t tired though is hope. Hope is one of the most powerful concepts in the universe. Without it, we flounder. With it, we can create vibrant new worlds of possibility. To the one who has hope, the universe surrenders (that’s a quote - forgot where from). For this user, hope for a better day is what’s needed.
- Think about that time where you related strongly to the user in the post. What kept you from hope?
- Why did it feel more comfortable to say in that place of fear? What were you afraid of happening? Write this down for sure - in the most vivid and funny way you can. For example, “Well, what if I finally go try to get a different job, but I don’t get it, and the I can’t make any money, so I can’t buy food, and then I die.”
- Take a good hard look at the road of “giving up”. Imagine that you’re on it, right now, sulking and looking down at your feet. Look up, and look down the road. What’s at the end?
- Consider and meditate on this question: who paved the road that you’re on?
- If you came up with “I did” - great! That’s step one. The final step (and by final, we mean an ongoing process through life that’s never perfect) is knowing that you can step off of that road, and onto a new one at any time. That new road is called hope.
- Picture yourself on the road of hope. Look up. What do you see?