We all get into a funk. All of us have a day where we wish we never got out of bed. Or the flip side, can’t wait to get back to bed and start over. For years I battled depression. It was something that would take over and for days it would be hard for me to leave the house. Over time these behaviors and mental triggers became a habit.
One day I woke up from the middle of a dark place and said – NO MORE. I no longer accepted a stage of unhappiness as a place I needed to reside. Now i’m not saying that all of the sudden magic “mindset” fairy made things better. I had to find ways to bring happiness as I had forgotten what it meant to be happy.
I made a list of the things that I like doing.
Surfing, Swimming, Gym, Sun, Family, Art, Music, Exploring, Long Drives on my Motorcycle…………..
When I fall into a funk, depression or level of discontent I revert to one of the things I know will kick of the chemical in my brain that makes me happy. FYI that chemical is serotonin.
Being unhappy doesn’t need to become a habit.
- You get what you tolerate
- Don’t settle
- Find a bigger reason to exist- Motive Matters!
- Habits don’t need to control you
- You don’t need to stay in a stage of unhappiness.
- Train yourself to be passionate
- Train yourself to be strong
Together we can get out of this life alive, happy and in a state where we care about those around us.
Kolby is The Healthy Primate