We are constantly competing to be the fastest, smartest and strongest.
While, it is great to aspire to be improving and productive- it is also okay to admit when you’re having a lul! It’s all about balance and patience. So similar to baking, when on the path to breaking a lul we must follow a recipe!
STEP 1) Begin by preheating your awareness of the lul by asking yourself
k– what’s the occasion for this lul
k– what ingredients are needed to beat this lul
kSTEP 2) Crack open the ingredients to beat it. This may include (but can all be adapted to your own personal recipe)
k– 2 cups of a new environment, go somewhere you’re unfamiliar with! See how your brain reacts and what it comes up with.
k-1 ¼ cups of some sugar, something you enjoy whether this be listening to your favourite song, your favourite coffee, or seeing your favourite pal. Take time to incorporate something that makes you happy into your day.
k-1 cup of a warm shower, lets be real when we are stressed sometimes hygiene can be a last priority. So take the time for a nice shower. This will not only wake you up but also have you feeling brand new.
-4 cups of exercise. This is such an essential ingredient to the recipe! While exercising may be the last thing you want to do or think you have time for. But it really is the key that helps the whole recipe come together! Exercise will get your blood pumping, endorphins flowing, and boost your mood and productivity overall!
Don’t believe me? Read this article from psychology today!
k-¼ cup of cleaning up your area, along with showering and exercising, this will help you boost your mood. I am a firm believer that you area is a straight reflection with how you feeling, i.e. messy area = messy mood. Even a 10 minute tidy will go a long way!
k-And finally, 2 tsps of just getting it done. You know that list of things to do that take approx 10 minutes each, but you’ve pushed off successfully for the last six months? Try to get those done! This may be the hardest ingredient to find the motivation for but is very important, even completing a few tasks will give you a great sense of accomplishment, and put you on top of the world!
kSTEP 3) Now mix together your ingredients for success, and modify according to what tastes best to you.
kSTEP 4) Put your mix into some cupcake sheets, a supportive environment for success! And cook for an appropriate amount of time to beat the funk.
STEP 5) Now, this step may be the most important. After ingredients have baked together you may think you’re ready to ice the issues away BUT the last step is to have patience!
If you ice too quickly, or expect to get out of the lul immediately you may the run the risk of runny icing. So be patient, allow things to cool down and come together! You cannot rush perfection!