Getting off the couch is hard.
Staying on the couch is hard.
If getting off the couch was easy, everyone would do it. But sometimes, sometimes, sometimes it’s just so damn hard to get off the couch. The couch is comfy. The couch is safe. The couch doesn’t disappoint. Most of all the couch is what we know. The couch is easy, safe and comfy. Although that is a lie too. The couch isn’t easy, it’s just what we are used to..
Sometimes though it’s not just about physically getting off the couch, but getting mentally off the couch too. These things usually go hand in hand. Sometimes you can go through the motions, but your mind just isn’t with you. Motivation isn’t always there as much as you want it to be. As much as you will it to be. The lie your mind tells yourself that it just doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if you go for a run. It doesn’t matter if you stay. Nothing matters. So why bother.
What we do in life matters.
How we show up in life matters.
I will say that for someone who has struggled in the past, I do know that how easy it is to listen to the voice that tells you it doesn’t matter. It comes to you as a friend. It comes to you as a reason for your struggles. It comes to you wrapped in lies, but sounding so truthful. That voice is a lie. That voice is wrong. That voice needs to be told to shut the (blank) up.
Easier said than done sometimes.
Taking that first step off the couch in life is hard, but the first of anything in hard. Once up, you can see the sun shining. You can feel the wind on your face. You can see the buds on the trees. You can see that all those things that told you to stay put, hide your head, and listen to the lies was just that…… lies.
Take the first step.
You won’t regret it.