(Anyone who knows Richard...knows that this is not his garage...just a dream...)
You know, dumb as that is, it can give you cause to think, too. Sometimes people get all bothered about things and run around in a flurry of useless activity when they just need to stop, to stand there for a bit. There are times we need to quit doing and learn to stand in faith. But in the midst of depression, such as often accompanies divorce or grief, sometimes you find it hard to have enough energy and drive to even stand at all! I know, I have had days like that myself over the years.
It is when I am feeling like that I force myself to apply the “do something” therapy. I admit to myself I don’t feel like doing much of anything. And I also admit to myself that, while I wish it was all done, I don’t have the desire or drive to jump in and tackle it all. If you are really in the dumps, you can feel you don’t have the desire to jump in and tackle ANY of it. That is the time I insist to myself that I need to do SOMETHING, almost anything, as a way to turn the day around. I select any item on the long list and tackle it, early in the day…the earlier the better.
Getting started is often the hardest part. Sometimes a self-applied kick in the rear can make all the difference, but once you select something and finish it, you can rest that rear in a comfortable chair, feeling a little better because of the something you accomplished that day. If you are feeling down, I encourage you to give it a whirl. It won’t solve all your problems, but it can help make the journey a little brighter.