I woke up feeling Yucky to say the least. Is Yucky even a word? Well, that's how I felt. And no I did not have COVID and I was not sick at all. I just felt terrible. My body was sluggish, I felt extremely tired, and I just didn't feel like doing anything at all. I felt like I had been hit by a semi-truck and NO I had not been drinking lol. I do not drink, so that was not it. It was just a crummy feeling that I had that I truly needed to shake. I truly was not even sure why I was feeling this way.
Have you ever woke up feeling this way? I have at times, but this time it hit me like a ton of bricks all at once. I realized quickly I had to change the course of my day quickly and so I did what I really did not want to do and that was......
I went out for a run and kicked it into high gear. Now let me say, I do not enjoy jogging at all and so this was a stretch for me, but I needed something quick that would jolt me awake and into a burst of energy quickly and I knew this would do it.
Believe it or not, by the time, I was mid-way through my run and listening to my music with my AirPods, I actually was on a real high. I listened to some light Christian music that was so encouraging and uplifting that before I knew it, my yucky feeling was completely gone. It was if those yucky feelings had never existed when I woke up.
What do you do when you wake up feeling this way? What do you do when life just feels yucky for the day or you just don't feel like doing anything for the day and there is no rhyme or reason for the feeling, but you just can't shake it? What do you do when there is a reason for feeling yucky and things have gone wrong and you are just upset about it?
For me, it can be working out or listening to music, reading an inspirational book, laughing, spending time with loved ones, praying, reading my favorite passage of scripture, or even sitting outdoors in nature. What works for you during these times? It's important to move through our yucky moments and really figure out what is best for ourselves in the moment. Each moment can be different, but let's push forward even when we get handed a not so good moment for whatever reason.
Interestingly, by the time I got back home after my run, I was on a complete high. I was in the best mood, not tired, full of energy, and ready to tackle the day. I had almost forgotten that I had that yucky feeling before I left. I even waved at one of the ladies doing her morning workout routine also and I said a cheerful hello as we passed each other.
A few minutes before, I would not have wanted to speak to anyone because I was in my own world. In that moment of yuck, I was only focused on myself. As I moved outside of my world and into the world at large, just those little moments of connection and touch were possible as I moved past myself. As I moved more into my real person outside of all the feelings that I was having, I realized there was so much more out there. There is so much more that I needed to do for the day and my yuck feelings were trying to stop me, but I wouldn't allow it.
What keeps you stuck in your feelings? Let's figure it out and work towards moving towards our true desires and towards a greater purpose for ourselves, our families and our communities.
Let's DO It, let's do it together. We all have these yuck moments, but what we do with those feelings is what matters the most. You can do it! If I can do it, then so can you!