Hey girl hey. And boy.
What happens when you sit for too long and get up really fast to do something else? Orthostatic hypotension. Aka you get dizzy and lose your balance. This used to happen to me a lot when I was younger and I thought it was fainting but turns out it’s just something that happens when your blood rushes to your legs and takes a while to get to your brain because of the sudden movement.
Why am I saying this?
Because this is exactly what happens when you try to get up too fast after a fall of demotivation. You get this sudden burst of motivation and decide you’re superman or superwoman ready to conquer everything in your way. Until you fall down again. And this cycle of demotivation to motivation makes it feel like you’re stuck in this hamster wheel called “no progress”.
I ALWAYS experience this with working out. I’d go long periods of time without exercise and one day comes where I am SO ready to take responsibility of my body, treat it well with a million protein smoothies and everything aesthetic about working out you can think of. I end up going way too hard on my body because of how blinded my brain became to see that we aren’t in cloud 9 and for the next week, I’m crazy sore and I go right back to where I was the day before.
And it’s the exact same thing you do to your body when you get up too fast from your chair.
They say if you fall 100 times, get up 101. But if you are falling and getting up in the exact same spot for the rest of your life, it really won’t get you anywhere.
Everything in life takes time. Pregnancy takes time. A meal takes time. A journey takes time. No destination is reached overnight. We are creatures of haste and impatience but look around you and you will see that growth takes time. And your growth, whether it be mentally, spiritually or physically, will also take time.
So take it easy. Get up slowly, don’t bite more than you can chew and if you fall again, reflect. Reflect on what worked and what didn’t. Then change what wasn’t working. It’s going to be so much trial and error but if you aren’t changing anything about the way you get up, you’ll go right back to where you started.
And humans were not designed to run in a hamster wheel.
So go out and fly. But slowly. Walk, hop and then take off.
I hope you guys enjoyed the comeback of Tuesday Thoughts (I literally made the first post and then left it oops). For some reason, I always have realizations on Tuesdays so you might see these post every 2 weeks or every month from now on. I’ve been trying to bring back the shorter type posts because I tend to make my posts super long and we need some variety. I’m not the best at this type of abstract writing so try not to judge 😂because a productivity technique post will hopefully be out this Friday and it’ll have more practical tips at looking where you are in life and how to plan out your time wisely (trust me, I’m so far from proper time management but we’re trying) so stay tuned. And after that it’ll be May Wrappers and I’ll update you all on how Eid and my birthday went then. Okay no more rambling. 😂
Have you been getting up too quickly with anything lately?
Is your motivation high or low at the moment?
How do you maintain your motivation and productivity (if you answer this, I will include it in my post this Friday!)?
Make sure to check out my last Tuesday Thoughts post if you haven’t already.
I’ll see you in my next post.