During the winter I become something of a “shut-in”. I literally won’t go out unless I absolutely can’t find a way around it. For example, going to work gets me out because I have to keep the lights on 🙂 However, the grocery store I tend to put off until it becomes really uncomfortable. Same with cleaning the house.
Now rationally, I know this shouldn’t be so difficult. However, I spend a lot of time beating myself up over not doing these “simple things” or spending time waiting to “become motivated”. This isn’t really good for me either because I feel worse about myself and nothing has changed. I can’t explain it better than saying, I just feel really blah, slow and have zero motivation.
Keep in mind during spring, summer & fall, you’ll rarely find me at home. So it’s a pretty big change when winter comes.
Today I tried something different. I asked my friend if he would go with me to the grocery store after we went out. He said, no problem.
I think the thing I learned from this is that first & foremost you have to be honest with yourself. You have to accept where you’re at. Most importantly you have to know when it is time to ask for help.
I wanted to share this with all of you because each of us has some seemingly “odd” thing we struggle with at least every once in awhile. Many of us are afraid to share it. Mine is a cascade of challenges that I face in the winter.
Whatever your challenge may be, instead of feeling ashamed just ask for help. You may be surprised that your friends are there for you even in your oddest moments and love you anyway. What’s more, you get a great opportunity to be honest with yourself & give someone else a chance to know you better.
With love from aneternaltraveler 😉