The Fundamentals Are Usually The Answer
What's up ya'll. I'm a big time lurker but I finally have something to contribute lol.
I've been facing a low level of depression for a little over a week now. Nothing major, but just a lack of passion and happiness in my day to day life. I tried waiting it out, examining my thoughts, looking at my life to see if someting was wrong, etc. Is it because I feel impotent? Nope, I have full belief that I'll hit success eventually. Lack of progress in life? Nope, I'm moving toward my goals.
Eventually, I noticed that I wasn't being loud at all when I speak to people. I just chalked it up as a symptom and nothing more. Loudness will come back when my fire comes back.
I think you see where this is going...
I was at work earlier today and I started blasting out words because I was tired of people not being able to hear me. And suddenly... oh. I feel different. Hmmm... So I keep shooting out words in a boisterous manner and BAM! I feel fucking awesome again!
You mean to tell me that's all I had to do?? This entire time??
Yeah. See, we as humans like to think that the solution to our problems should be this big, elaborate, and complex thing. Blame the ego, blame your intelligence, whatever. But really, all it takes to feel good is a few basic things. Workout, move your body, be louder when speaking, sleep, get food that isn't total shit, and you'll feel fine. This is what I should have checked in the first place. The fundamentals. But my mind wanted something more elaborate. It couldn't believe that the solution was so simple.
But usually... it is that simple.