You're in a slump already, aren't you?

I am.

Slumps and funks are very normal to me and I’ve learnt to accept them and not be so hard on myself when they inevitably happen.

For the past three days I’ve survived on only pancakes because I don’t want to go to the grocery store. I’ve been lying in bed or on the little couch in the kitchen and tried to do stuff, but everything has been taking me so long that every evening I’m surprised that it’s already dark but I’ve only read a few pages and written a few pages.

At least I’ve been trying. But it’s just been going horribly slow and I haven’t really been able to do anything. I wouldn’t even know what day it is if wouldn’t have checked that from my laptop.

My days are just mushed together and everything feels like nothing.

But I know that this will pass, like every other slump I’ve ever had.

In fact, I think slumps are super important for my growth and for staying on the right path.

A slump forces you to take a step back, re-evaluate what you spend your time on, and make some changes. I bet that a lot of you are feeling a bit like I am, since the excitement of New Years is starting to wear off by now.

Don’t feel alone in your slump. It’s not the end of the world.

You’re feeling what you’re feeling for a reason, so try to get in touch with your subconscious the best you can and figure out ways to get back on track.

Journaling, watching lighthearted movies, cooking a meal around that one single vegetable you’ve got left in your fridge.

That’s what I’ll be doing today.

How do you treat yourself when you find yourself in a slump?

Photo taken from my kitchen window in my first own apartment in Tampere.
I was in a long, pretty bad slump back then, but I survived that one, too!

1 comment:

  1. You're awesome, I just came across your blog recently as I read an article in the Ensign,'Connection Helped Me Combat Depression' it's given me so many ideas and was just what I needed to hear. Heavenly Father has a hand in our lives without a doubt, even something as small as coming across a blog from someone who maybe half way across the world. Keep up with all that you're doing and keep making a difference.