I believe one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. So, how about some positivity on everybodies most depressing day of the week? This is a series of true stories coming from random citizens of this beautiful world as a weekly dose of motivation for a happier day, a happier week and (hopefully) a happier life. Fourth one comes from a 21-year-old from Portugal. At the moment she’s living and studying here in Ghent, Belgium. She wanted to stay anonymous, so that’s the only thing I’ll say about her.
‘’Well, there are sometimes these moments when I feel like I’m not going anywhere. Like I have no certainty of what I’m going to do or be in the future. It usually happens when I’m lost and I don’t know what to do. It’s really hard for me to cope with it. Because I get really sad and demotivated. And I cannot see the bright side in anything.
A couple of years ago I actually discovered how to deal with these situations. I started being more rational. I analyzed the situation; looked for the reasons because of which I’m feeling sad and then I would just think about what I can do to change it. So, I tried to change it. Sometimes I figure out those things that I thought of and felt sad for weren’t even true. So, I would just convince myself that they weren’t actually true and that I had nothing to worry about. And when I thought that something was bad, then I would simply ask myself ‘’So what?’’. I’d be like, ‘’Life goes on, you can do whatever you want. The future is yours.’’ I just try to be positive and to rationalize the situation. And I try not to think about the consequences of everything I do. Because we’re still so young and there’s nothing that we do now that will be, like, definite. Even if you don’t like who you are right now, you can change. You just need to try a little harder. So, that’s actually what helped me. When I started doing this, fighting it, I stopped having those low moments. I don’t have them for quite a long time now.
And for the Mondays.. I LOVE Mondays. Usually I have my low periods while I’m on vacations, when I don’t have anything to do. Because if I don’t have anything to do, I just start thinking about everything and seeing bad in everything. And that’s why having something to do makes it easier for me. Then I can be rational.
The only time that I actually don’t feel like doing anything isn’t because of school. I generally like it. It happens when I don’t feel like socializing. So, I just prefer giving time to myself. Or I just like observing people. Looking at how they behave. Because you can also learn a lot from observing people.
So, I think ‘’What do I do when I don’t feel like getting up?’’ isn’t really a good question for me. For me, staying at home in bed is even worse than going out and doing something. It actually makes me sadder.’’
If you have a story you’d like to motivate others with, feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org .