There’s this spot in the park with a little stream running through it. After one of our heavy rains the stream is prominent, flowing down toward Rock Creek…but after a dry spell the stream frequently fully dries up, turning into practically nothing but a divot in the earth.
This past week I had plans. Prior to this past week I had a list of things to get done during this week, and a plan to get through said list.
And then I was hit with it. A severe lack of motivation, a lack of desire to do anything, really. Feeling tired, lethargic, hot, irritable…with zero desire to get through my checklist.
So my plans, my list…well, let’s be honest here, most of it didn’t get done.
The ebbs and flows of motivation, it’s real, folks.
There are times when we need to get ourselves out of stagnation, where we need to find outside motivation even when we can’t find it in ourselves at the moment. But I think equally important is learning to practice less judgment for ourselves while we are in the midst of those very real and natural cycles of life.
So, my friends, perhaps this week it is time for you to fill that little stream and find a little more outside motivation, or maybe it’s time to accept the dry spell you’re in with a little less judgment…or, as I frequently find in my own self, it’s a little bit of both. Wherever you are this week, I hope you have an amazing one.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!