There are many old sayings that revolve around how one tiny movement or situation can change everything.
A small pebble can trigger an avalanche.
A drop of rain can start a flood.
A day off can turn into an unmotivated life.
What? You aren’t familiar with that last one. Well let me share it with you.
Following my layoff, I poured myself into looking for new employment, my blog, the gym, and soul-searching. In order to find a job that really inspired me, I wanted come closer to realizing what my true calling was.
I knew that in order to keep my mind strong, I needed to keep my body strong. I was faithfully going to the gym at least three times each week, usually before noon.
Then, after Christmas, I stopped going. I’m not sure what happened, but I stopped. I started staying up later and sleeping in longer. Technology became my source of existence; my computer, television, and phone were my best friends. And, of course, I started eating unhealthy food.
And by the grace of God, I realized my downward spiral and turned to face it head on.
Realize the issue.
After a quick evaluation of my daily activities, it wasn’t hard to ascertain where my issue started. So that’s what I fixed first.
Make a positive change each day.
One day at a time I focused on something in my life that was enabling my downfall.
For example, there were days I didn’t shower until after lunch. So I changed that. I started showering right away when I got up.
I started making plans with people. Not only does this keep me busy, but it also keeps me emotionally and spiritually fed.
Seek assistance or advice.
Most people suffer from depression at some point in their life. And had I not been able to realize my current state of mind so early, it may have gotten to the point where I would need professional counseling.
Luckily, I have solid support system that I can turn to for advice or just to vent. Between my husband, family, friends, and pastors, I am able to turn to multiple directions for counsel.
In the end, you’re the only person who can change the course you’re on. And for me, I’m choosing the path God has planned for me, not the lethargic one that Satan wanted me to live.
What steps do you take to make sure you’re staying mentally, physically, and spiritually fit? Leave a comment below!
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