Sunday, 27 August 2017

Get up offa that thing. . .

I'm back, I'm back, I'm back. . . 

AAW! Oh! Say it now!
I'm back, I'm back, I'm back,
I'm back, I'm back!

I don't know if it's because I've managed to get some writing away to my supervisors - but I am in SUCH a better mood than I was over the past two weeks.  Life does that to you sometimes right?  It can knock you to the ground when situations compound themselves and once you get knocked down once, if you don't pick yourself back up, it is easy to roll around and wallow in your own self pity.  

Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And dance till you sing now!
Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And try to release that pressure

There is nothing worse than feeling like you're stuck in a rut.  How often do you let yourself get that way?  I don't know about you, but I think if you don't develop your own measures of resilience to help you get out of that, the longer you'll stay "on" that thing and not bother to get up offa it again.  Shaking things off until you feel better is definitely a good thing.  It's no accident that it's the go-to remedy for Meredith and her friends in Grey's Anatomy when they go through difficult times in their personal and professional lives.  Granted that it's a fictitious show, but the themes reflected there have resonance with us in our own spaces and contexts.

Get up offa that thing
And shake till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And shake it, say it now!
Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And try to release that pressure

Do you love learning new things about yourself?
As part of my own personal quest to be the best version of me that I can be, I have been learning how to feel better about bad situations a lot quicker.  If you were able to measure your own resilience, don't you think that would be a useful exercise for you to be able to do for yourself?  I think depending on the situation, you can choose how long to stay in a funk, or decide at all, whether it is a funk or not.  If we don't learn how to tell ourselves that we need to shake things off, we will never let go of the things that threaten to consume us, eat us from the inside out and let it permeate all of the other positive things that we have going in our lives.  How do you release all of the pressure that you are under?


Wait a minute!
So funky!
I need it!
That's a wiser brother
I know it sound good
Pretty darn good
Good God

It is important to reflect on yourself and be able to know where you are in your life.
Sounds airy fairy and corny right?  Wrong!  If you can't articulate where you are in terms of your own personal development - then you are not making conscious decisions that are truly informed by knowing who you are.  This means that you are actively waiting on others to tell you who you are, how you are meant to be and relying on their advice when you should listen to the answers and act on them.  How can we set about being wiser brothers?  Get woke.  Learn what you need to do in order to make an impact.  There's not enough time to be complacent anymore.  We must take action to bring our dreams into fruition.

Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And dance till you sing now!
Get up offa that thing
And dance till you feel better
Get up offa that thing
And try to release that pressure

I hope that you learn how to deal with the pressure that people place on you.
It is important for our own health and wellbeing that we figure out what we can do to relax, to take a step back and know how to reassess a situation.  We need to stand up for what is critical for our own self worth, not to serve ourselves, but so we can be at our optimum, be at our best to give, to continue to give our best to others.  Find someone to dance with, shake off the pressure and blow off some steam with.  There is too much angst in the world, too many barriers that people put up that stops us from finding solutions that are meaningful and better for us.  I tell, once I stopped feeling sorry for myself, stopped making excuses, things started to happen.  So all you need to do is just get up offa that thing. . .