Just keep moving. I am constantly telling this to myself. Just keep moving
When I get exhausted, when I get depressed – I tell myself “Just keep moving”
Too often, I find myself, sitting in the house – depressed. Overthinking. Stressed. Anxious. For no reason.
It’s because I am not moving.
When I first came out here to California. When I hopped in my car, I didn’t know anything, I didn’t have anything and I had no plan. Every day was a mystery.
Now. Everything is predictable. I know what I am going to do tomorrow, but the thing is… I just need to keep moving.
I can’t stress this enough.
When you sit there, you stress, you overthink, you dwell. You go deep into the past and remember that time you were embarrassed in high school and you feel shitty about something that no one even remembers!
That’s why you just keep moving!
We are humans, we have legs, we were meant to stay in motion!
I had a short conversation with my coworker today. And he was wondering why someone would waste all their time making tequila. I agreed, but observed that everyone should have something they take pride in. Everyone should have something they are good at. He responded by saying “I take pride in being lazy.”
And that is why he is a negative piece of shit that no one likes. Because he is not MOVING. He hates his life and himself because he prides himself on stagnation. Stagnant water eventually becomes toxic and the same is true for humans.
If he started moving, he wouldn’t have time to be negative.
Movement is life and stillness is death. When a baby is born, it is healthy for the baby to be crying, alert and moving. But what is a dead baby? It is stillborn. There is no motion. It is dead.
Even when you’re not moving, your heart is beating, your lungs are breathing, your digestive tract is doing its thing. You are doing a million things and you don’t even know it. Thats why it is very important to stay moving. Because this gives you momentum. momentum is necessary for success.
People only feel depressed and anxious when they are stuck. when they are not moving. Have you ever met a guy driving 100mph and depressed? Have you ever seen someone running with a frown on their face? Have you ever seen someone in motion and simultaneously sad? Of course not. You can’t be sad when you are moving. Sometimes though, it is simply motion for motion’s sake. We are only truly happy when we are moving forward. If you are just spinning your wheels, you are still stagnant.
You need to keep moving.
I always feel good when I’m on a plane, when I’m in motion. And yet I hate flying! But being on a plane, I am always
reading devouring a good book and I feel like I am ready to attack the world. I cant wait to get my feet on the ground and keep moving.
Motion and focus are synonymous.
When I came out here with no plan – I wasn’t
stressed, I was focused. Get to my destination. Find an apartment. find a job. Find another job. Find a better job. Pay down debts. BOOOM. BOOM. BOOM! Keep going. Moving. motion. forward.
It was great.
But now that the dust has settled. I feel anxious, tense, I’ve got that “I’m not following my dreams” feeling because I am not moving.
It feels like quicksand.
So I’ve got to work harder. Get back in motion to feel better.
You can too. Move more, feel better, keep hustling.
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