Wake up!

The alarm goes off. You cry a little bit inside. You don’t want to get out of bed. Not again. Not this. Anything but this.

You want to go back to sleep, back to the comfortable warmth of dreams that make sense only to you.

But you do get up. You have to.

Unfortunately, you left a part of yourself wrapped in the blanket…

You walk around like a zombie. You get angry over minor things. People’s only purpose is to annoy you.

Why does it have to be this hard?

Can’t you just stay in bed all day and watch funny YouTube videos?

This is how your whole life flies by you.

Most people never wake up.

They never fully understand that here and now is all we ever get.

Step outside your comfort zone. Get outside your head. Welcome the grind.

Here and now is where you make your dreams come true.

Day in and day out.

One step at a time…

Do this over and over again, one day the alarm won’t startle you in the morning.

For you’ll already be up, excited about working on your dreams.

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21 thoughts on “Wake up!

    • You lost me at “working on learning to.” Seriously? Just do it. Stop working on learning to. Just do. Get up and do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. You only have one life. Act accordingly.

      • As someone with depression and generalized anxiety order, “just do it” is not something I can accomplish with any consistency. I have to work on it. I have to take baby steps. If I deplete my already limit energy reserves, it can set me back for weeks. So, maybe consider for some people, trying is better than not.

        • As someone who battled depression and anxiety, I can tell you that “just do it” works. Maybe consider that you’re not the only one struggling, but some of us don’t use our struggles as excuses.

          • My mental health difficulties arise from an imbalance in my adrenal glands. It can be hereditary and several people in my family struggle with it. Regardless, I could not possibly think I was the only one suffering, with the current state of the planet, nor do I live as if I am.

          • I really wish there was a study done on how people from different countries cope with different mental issues. (Please point me towards it if you know of one.) It’d be interesting to read and see if any method is more successful than other.

            From my personal experience, the more “Westernized” a country the more “delicate” a person is.
            “Just do it” seems to work for me most of the time. I just need to actually WANT to do it.

            Now, I’m not ridiculing anyone for handling things, because I know what works for me might not work for you. Just wanted to join in on the conversation, since this is a topic I am interested in.

            • It depends on the person. Yes, here in Romania, people don’t have much patience to deal with issues such as depresion and stuff.

              But the bitter truth is that society, in general, has become this therapy culture. We are the victims of some unfairness.

              I think we trap ourselves with the stories we tell. I mean, last year, February, March, I had these awful suicidal thoughts. Life was shitty, I was shitty, best to die. I somehow thought that something or someone should save me. I am not a very patient man, so when no one showed up, I said fuck it and saved myself.

              • Don’t get me wrong – we should care and help others when possible. However, too often we forget that others have their issues, too. We are not the only ones struggling.
                Your closing remark was too funny.

                • Well, that’s the idea. We could all be depressed, anxious, suicidal. The world is big and scary and uncertain. It is this way for all of us. That’s the big secret. Just do it anyway, you kind of get better.

                  I am thinking about writing a post about this. My own experience and what I learned. Maybe it helps a few folks a bit.

  1. Awesome post! Most days l still awake like a lost soul on the Walking dead, but a shower, coffee, cigarette not always in that order, and sometimes the damn cigarette is still in the shower with me – l wake up every day with Harry Potter hair despite it being 1] shorter than his and 2] much, much thinner on top than his – but within 30 minutes l am awake to face the world again.

    I ‘woke’ up again properly last October and said to myself ‘mental health time to shake loose!’ Anxiety walks hand in hand with me almost daily, but l have battled like many depression, but l have HAD enough of it controlling my life and whilst l don’t deny at times since last October l haven’t had moments of melancholy sweep over me, l still strive on.

    We have but one life, there is no fountain or youth, or some kind of holy Grail elixir for eternity.

    Over the years l have experienced many awakenings and indeed l have woken up, but l am done with the big D, l want to live my life and enjoy what l have left.

    Again excellent post Cristian, a pep talk of positivity like this does wonders for the awakening.

    Enjoy your day.

  2. Your post was so insightful and absolutely true! You have to make the most of every day and not let it pass you by, it can become a scary thing when you wake up one day and realize that you did nothing with your life because you allowed it to pass you by. I believe that working on your dreams is an absolute must in life. Thank you for this post! Perfect Monday motivation.

  3. This is true. It can be hard to get ourselves going but oftentimes once we get going it’s easier to keep going. Life will almost always be easier if we choose to take the easy way out but also the least satisfying too. One step at a time indeed!

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