Last month I started this blog, with a desire to write about fear, anxiety, addiction, depression, and PTSD…
and a plan to publish three powerful blog posts each week (which, hopefully, will teach me to write powerful blog posts, while also enlightening and entertaining my readers.)
I’ve managed to meet my goal, at least for the first month (which is pretty amazing for me, since I tend to give up on new things after like, an hour, usually.)
But today… I got nothing.
I’m a mess today… of withdrawal symptoms… of apathy… of headaches… of lack of vision or focus or clarity (also I’m really enjoying binge watching “Nikita” on Netflix, and I really don’t want to stop watching that, long enough to write something more powerful and meaningful than, “Hey, I’m still here… tryin’ to do this thing and giving it all I can…”)
So today I’m just gonna pass along one idea that my therapist gives me all the time, that helps me through the hard times:
Sometimes, all you can do is show up, and try.
And that “try” might not seem like much… but if you just do it, and just keep doing it – even when you don’t feel like it – eventually, you will feel like it again, and when you do, you’ll be glad for all the times you tried… whether you ever succeeded, or not.