Staying in Your Dysfunctional Comfort Zone
A friend asks you for advice about a problem she's having, and every suggestion or idea you offer is met with "Yes, but that won't work for me because . . ." You've had the experience? I'm sure you have. I think we all have. Sometimes it happens in a one on one situation with a friend or colleague, and sometimes in a bigger arena like at a meeting at work where there is a brainstorming session to help solve a problem, and the suggestions are shut down as fast as they come up.
How to Deal with the Blahs
There is an ebb and flow to life. Everyday is not the same, and no one feels exactly the same all the time. On some days, you have a lot more energy and creativity, things seem to flow, and the general feeling is one of sailing through a green light. Then there are the red light days. We all hate those days. Energy is low, mood is blah, everything seems difficult to do, the level of frustration is high, and going back to bed and sleeping until the next day sounds like a good idea.
Last night I was on the couch trying to relax on a Sunday night, but thoughts of some work I needed to get done kept intruding in my mental space. I could put it off until Monday, but I knew that if I did that, my whole day would be thrown off and probably my whole week. It wasn't hard work at all, but tedious and I just wasn't in the mood. Happens all the time doesn't it?