Getting out of bed
So, you’ve woken up. You don’t want to get out of bed. You’re
disappointed that you’ve even woken up in the first place.
But you have woken up. As always you have a choice. Do you give
in to your negative emotions, stay hiding from the world under your covers? Is that
going to make you happy? No
The other choice is to fight. Fight those demons as soon as
you realise, you’re awake. The key I’ve found, and which is supported by many
psychologists such as Jordan Peterson is to start with the small things. Fight
to make your bed. Fight to get up and have a shower. Fight to go outside and go
for a walk.
As you do these things you will gradually notice your mood improve.
Your emotional brain (or chimp as referred to in the chimp paradox) is being
convinced that you’re not worthless, which you never were. You notice a feeling
of good mood. Of pride for productivity. These feelings carries for much of the
Fight for the small battles, and soon you will notice a
change in balance of the war.