This week we went into lockdown and it rained a LOT. I spent most of my week inside without being able to exercise. I stopped meditating and screentime was at an all time high. I even started a Twitter war about The AstraZeneca vaccine (which I'm getting on Monday and will explain why next week). Things were dire.
I pride myself on getting out of funks and even made a video about it. So I dived into my "toolbox" and ticked off things like movement, journalling and meditation - the stuff that makes me happy. It worked... for a bit. But I got to Friday and hadn't hit my targets for the week. My tools weren't working.
So I gave up and gave in to procrastination. I pulled out TikTok and made a stupid little voiceover clip. What happened next surprised me.
It turns out that putting together that clip, being silly and getting out my head for 5 minutes was exactly what I needed to feel better. Creating the video genuinely improved my mood and I went on to make 3 more. I was back baby.
Next time you're in a funk try creating something - analogue or digital. It doesn't need to be a Picasso and you don't even need to share it. The simple act of creating something turned my funk around. I'll definitely be adding that to the toolbox.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! - Nick