When You Can’t Get Out of Bed & Feeling Helpless

When You Can’t Get Out of Bed & Feeling Helpless

When You Can’t Get Out of Bed & Feeling Helpless 1512 2016 albinarippy

If you want to live a magnificent life, you must feel magnificent.


you are responsible for how you feel, no matter what.

What do we do then, when we are faced with a major problem, an issue outside of our control, or an unfortunate event that makes us feel helpless and depressed?

I have been dealing with a stressful situation recently. I went through anger and frustration first. I felt like the situation wasn’t fair. Then I went through avoidance. I spent all day in bed binging on Netflix yesterday without any desire to do anything.  I could not even motivate myself to get out of my PJs 🙀

And I know better. I know that feeling depressed, frustrated and angry is not going to help me create a magnificent life. These emotions will only bring me more situations to feel angry and frustrated about.

Today I pulled myself together somewhat and this is what helped:

  1. I gave myself some space and time to feel all the feels. I did not force myself out of bed yesterday. I did not force any practices to help myself out of the funk. I let myself grieve. I let my emotions flow. I gave myself a break, a personal day off, which is unheard of for me. I guess I am evolving 😉
  2. I meditated with my 5am Meditation Club and I focused on thinking nothing. When we are in stress, our brain tends to hyper focus on the problem at hand. And out of all the limitless possibilities in the Universe, we focus on the worse case scenario. That is what we end up manifesting. By accessing the generous present moment in meditation, we can tap into new ideas, new possibilities, new opportunities. BTW, I invited people to join me in meditation on zoom every day to create community and connection.  I’ve created an atmosphere of love and support to help me and others.
  3. I went for a run with my puppy Reo. I moved my body because I know it is the fasted way to shift my inner state. Today is such a magnificent day in Austin. As I moved my body, I started to feel free, ecstatic, grateful, blessed and overjoyed. I got a new perspective on the situation. I felt much better.
  4. I surrendered the situation into the hands of God. I prayed on it. I meditated. I offered the best solution I could come up with. And now I let it go.

I can’t say that I am 100% recovered yet, but I feel a massive move forward. What would have caused me to be resentful and stuck for months or maybe years in the past, now took me about 1.5 weeks. I consider that a win.

Are you dealing with something similar?  Are you willing to give it a try?

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