How are you doing? When people ask me this, I almost always say I’m good or great without even thinking about the response. But it’s been a year, hasn’t it? A year. My friend sent me a New York Times article by Adam Grant last night about a feeling of languishing. It’s not being depressed but not thriving. Just sort of blah or meh.
It’s pretty spot on for how I think so many of us are feeling after this year. At the end of the article he gives suggestions for getting past a state of languishing, including finding uninterrupted time to get in a state of flow, setting boundaries, and focusing on small goals or wins.
I think without realizing it, so much of what I do here is my effort not to languish. Things like small organizing projects, reading goals, and blogging in general give me a sense of accomplishment and more energy. That’s not to say I don’t still feel blah at times, because I do, but these goals help me push through.
It’s a different from dealing with stress, it’s an effort to have purpose and stay motivated.
Thanks for following along and joining me as I pursue these small wins. And if you’re languishing, you’re not alone.