Snap Out Of It!

Posted by Jacinta Hin on October 29, 2006

I am pretty grounded. I have organized my life around my life purpose. I let myself be guided by my values. I am intentional in my behavior. I am a master of forgiveness and acceptance of myself and others. I love my work. I have great friends. I often have fun. I am pretty happy and have very little stress.

Yet, some days I find myself staring at my computer screen. Some days I cannot even do the simplest task. Some days I only eat junk food and watch low quality stream videos.

I get into these moods and just go blank. All of my intentions and purpose seem to have left me. Old fears and self-judgment return. I am 16 all over.

How easily do we get into our little slumps. Triggers are always on the lure. A song, something somebody said, bad weather, not doing what we intended to do.

And once in these slumps how easily do we see it as proof of how incapable and weak we are. How easy do we allow fear, despair and negativity to play their game with us.

And we forget that all it is is a slump moment. Nothing more than a little pause in our forward-going and purposeful life. Nothing more than an expression of our humanhood, a reminder of old stuff, a mirror of what we don’t want.

Like to be here? By all means, stay. If not, just snap out of it. It is really not that hard. Whatever we snap into, we can snap out of.

Play another song, go for a walk, read something new, write a poem, eat an apple, engage in conversation, listen to the wisdom of others, smile to a stranger. Change your routine. Remind yourself of the bigger picture.

I shake my head while I say “snap”. A little ritual that breaks the spell for me. Than I set some intentions and do something new.

Yesterday was my slump day. This morning I snapped out of it. I made myself a big glass of fresh juice to detox and recharge, and created my very first blog post. Today is all about creation. The sun is shining and I am back on track.

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  1. Anonymous March 26, 2007 8:23 pm

    This is great…I can apply this to every bad or difficult experience life has thrown me..I know I am one of the most positive people god ever put breathe into…but there is one dark side I cant seem to snap out of and it consumes me. No one knows, but last year I had two miscarriages, four in total in my life. I can’t snap out of it like I can eveything esle in my life…
    How do I move on?

  2. Jacinta Hin March 27, 2007 8:57 am

    That is not something you just can snap out of, but something you need to find a place for in your life before you can move on. Bringing experiences residing in the dark into the open can be a first step towards this. This is never easy and often requires help from people you trust. Don’t hesitate to look for that help.

    Jacinta

  3. harel insurance September 24, 2010 9:19 am

    I need to hear just what Thanh will say about that?!

    Best Regards,
    Nick

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