Where’s the Reset Button?

You know those days where you wake up and you just know that you are going to wish you had a reset button? And then that one day turns into a week. And that week turns into a month, and so on.

Before you know it, you feel like you’re stuck in the middle of wet concrete that has started to harden. And you know the longer you stand there, the less chance you have of ever getting free. But yet, you also can’t figure out the next best move so you just stay there. Stuck. And sinking.

It starts with a missed run. And then a skipped yoga class. And then it becomes easier to just order dinner in because it was too hot to cook or you didn’t have any food in the house because you just couldn’t (or wouldn’t) manage to get to the store. And ordering dinner in for one night didn’t make any sense – if you are going to pay a delivery fee, you may as well get enough for two or three meals. And since you’re missing workouts and ordering in, you definitely aren’t going out anywhere. And then it just becomes almost too easy to bail on plans. And then you realize it’s been a while since your phone has rung with a friend wanting to get together at all and any previous plans just never materialized.

And you try hard to fight the resentment you start to feel toward your friends, even though you know in your head that there’s really no one to blame but yourself. Sure there were conversations they could have been handled better, phone calls/text messages/emails/etc. that could have been returned more promptly, but it’s a two-way street. And it’s not up to them to pull you out of this funk.

Because there is no magic reset button. There’s only the option of getting off your butt and putting on your big kid pants and facing the music. You’re never going to be as good as you once were if you don’t move your a**. Suck it up, have the hard conversations, fight like mad for the things that are worth it. Just do something, anything. Because the truth is that it’s never going to be easier and there is never going to be a better time than now.

So what are you going to do about it?

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