A Facebook friend put out a call the other day for encouragement. Send me all your motivational memes, she said.
Here’s a sampling of our offerings.
They’re cute and all. In the right mood, they might even motivate me. But some days, bad days, they can just make me feel worse. It’s too much to ask. So here’s a motivational poster with more moderate aims. It’s more inclusive, especially for those of us with bad days. Positive affirmations for the rest of us.
I also really liked this, 26 One-Sentence Pep Talks To Give Yourself When You’re Stressed, Unhappy, Or Simply Lost.
Laying in bed and hiding from the world feels fantastic, but only for a very short while.
And eventually, staying under the covers and avoiding the real world moves from a pleasant avoidance to an extremely painful and uncomfortable restlessness that can only be soothed with action.