Feeling Down? Perhaps It’s An Opportunity To Reflect.

Do you ever have a day where you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

Perhaps you can’t even pinpoint what it is that has actually put you in that mood.

Maybe the logical side of your brain even knows that you don’t even have a ‘real’ reason to complain.

If you find yourself in this spot…

How much patience do you have for yourself?

How long do you allow yourself to simmer in your mood?

What do you do to get yourself out of that mood?

Do you ever have discoveries about yourself, about others, about problems, or even discover solutions when you are in a down mood that you never would have uncovered if you got up on the right side of the bed?

Think of a set of Legos.

It’s exciting and fun to build, build, build.

BUT, there is also the need to tear down in order to create something new.

Sometimes the building you’ve created becomes imbalanced, with a big chunk of your building attached by too narrow of a grip.

You can become too top heavy, trying to balance too much without having set up a wide enough foundation to carry it.

Instead of remaining content continuing to work with the building you have or frustratingly dealing with pieces that fall off by repeatedly reattaching them in the exact same way over and over trying to ‘make it work,’ sometimes a downward turn in your mood is a blessing you didn’t know you needed.

Much like the statement from old wisdom literature, 
“It’s better to go to the house of mourning than the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will take it to heart.”

A downward turn in your mood places you back at that green, flat, Lego base plate.

It gives you freedom.

Freedom for a new approach.

Freedom for rest.

Freedom for new inspiration.

Freedom for the opportunity to listen to or observe other approaches.

Freedom for the opportunity to get creative.

Freedom for listening to your heart about what’s truly important to you.

Freedom for reassembling your pieces with a wider foundation to support a larger endeavor.

Freedom for Identifying the pieces to remove and the new pieces you want to add so you aren’t building the same thing over and over.

Life is short.
The combination of Lego pieces are endless.
Enjoy the creative process of life!

Be kind to yourself
Be patient with yourself.
Give yourself time to reevaluate your circumstances, your actions, and your goals.
Slowing down for self-assessment can often bring about a revelation of a change in your life you didn’t know you needed.
It can sometimes reveal you are taking actions that aren’t aligned with your goals.
It can sometimes reveal a lack of clarity in your goals.

Utilize the time while you’re in this mindset to be reflective and in connection with your heart.
Pour out some of your emotion. As a wonderful older family friend once told me, “Go have a good cry, then come back out ready for the day.”
Then stand up and take some steps toward implementing the wisdom that your quiet and connected self revealed to you.

Enjoy the build!

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