I got this comment on YouTube:
“My problem is I suffer with anxiety and depression and during those times that I despair with the code and want to give up, I don’t know if it is just the depression talking. It creates a lazy attitude that makes you want to do other easy things like watch Netflix. I’m not sure if that is me that doesn’t want to learn to code or I just need more discipline. Depression confuses things but I need to do something so I keep persevering”
I have those days.
To be honest, this morning was a little like that. For some reason, I woke up at like 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep. And, after 2 hours of laying in bed trying to get back to sleep, I was frustrated as f!@#.
And, I have a melodramatic mind.
So, I started questioning everything about my life.
“I’ve been scratching a clawing for everything I got since I was 8 years old. Nothing’s every come easy. And, I’m tired. Is this all even worth it, anyway. Maybe, I should just give it all up?”
It happens man.
I think we all deal with it.
But then, I see those two little boys. They’re about the same age I was when my dad had his car wreck. And, I couldn’t imagine CHOOSING to put them through what I went through. I could never do that to them.
And, the flame relights itself.
My mind begins to steel itself.
And, all the nagging voices go silent.
And, I’m back.
And, I think that’s the answer. You have to find something you care about more than yourself. For me, it’s my boys, but it could be anything. It could be an idea, a principle, a loved one or simply other people you want to help.
Whatever it is…
You need to know it and use it.
When, things get crazy and your mind starts going off down that “dark trail”, remember this thing… and use it to get you back on track. I think until you do that, you won’t have a good way to deal with those tough days.
Another thing you might find helpful is my productivity course, The NO B.S. Guide to Get Things Done. It’s not your regular “make a to-do list and tough it out” productivity spiel.
We dive into the internal s!@# most people won’t talk about.
And, tackle anxiety, stress, guilt and and fear head-on and I show you how to consistently get out of that “I’m feeling lazy” funk and actually feel excited to jump into your day and get things done.
Anyway, you can grab a copy here: http://johnmorrisonline.com/nobs
I sincerely believe it will help.