When I was a kid there was a game that I liked called Grand Turismo. It was so cool! The driving felt realistic, as realistic as you could get driving a car with a video game controller, and each car had a unique set of properties that made them fun to play with.
One of the attributes you could beef up was acceleration. When you drive a car, acceleration is like mistake insurance. You’re able to crash into walls, slow down, stop or even pull yourself out of the ditch to rejoin the race much quicker than your opponent.
I think we can be like these cars. When there is a wall you slam into in life, you need to hit the acceleration to get yourself out of that ditch. Being able to get yourself back on track is extremely important because we are all going to fail. Something horrible is going to happen in your life that will throw everything you were doing off. Getting yourself to push through these hard times without disastrous behavior is key to moving forward.
This is super relevant in my life right now. I’ve had an extremely hard last 3 days where I was nearly 100% unproductive. My sleeping pattern got so bad that I’ve been constantly going to sleep at 6–7 am after a long night of Hulu and Netflix. Yikes!
It’s important that we don’t remain in slumps too long as they have the possibility of becoming a bad habit. In my case, I’ve had to pick myself back up and re-enter the world. I think it’s also important not to beat yourself up if you have a down time like this however. Part of why I’m writing this is because I believe we all go through times like these and seeing other people really helps to understand that we are all in this together.
So, getting back on track, I’ll be going to bed early, waking up early and enjoying a good workout with meditation before work.
See you tomorrow.