"My downfall raises me to great heights," Napoleon Bonaparte
I really like this quote today.
For the past 24 hours I have felt very down, sad and a bit melancholic. I'm not entirely sure why. There are times I just get this way - though I do attribute some of it to being overworked and extremely exhausted. The last few months have been insanely busy with work and life. I think it may finally be catching up with me seeing as our last big work event is next weekend and then we have a month to recover.
Napoleon's words appeal to me because I am determined to rise above any sadness and that includes bad thoughts. Being in a bad place definitely brings me to a place where I want to curl up on the couch and surround myself with fast and easy food. Fast and easy food is usually synonymous with unhealthy (in my books).
If these feelings happened to me even a year ago, I would do just that. Take some time for myself and eat my sorrow in fried food. All that does though is make me feel even worse in the end. Lately I'm coming to the conclusion that the best part about feeling this way is that a little voice in my head is screaming that I don't want to feel this way and that I am capable of feeling so much more - in fact, even turning my frown upside down.
So...I allow myself to be down in the dumps. Yesterday. Today, I filled my water bottle, I took my multi-vitamin, I tracked my food for today, I wrote in my blog.
Do you ever get just down in the dumps? How do you get yourself out of it?