Quit Stinking Up The Joint With Your Stagnation

Ever notice how stagnant water begins to stink?

Well guess what: that's you. When you're depressed; when you're unmotivated. When life sucks. When you can't get yourself moving for any reason whatsoever. You're stagnant. And you're getting RIPE, man.

When you're stagnant, you start to decay. If you sit on the couch too long without showering and... You know... Pooping and stuff, you start to stink. You gotta get the fuck up and do something about that.

And that stuff's obvious on the physical side, even in your most depressed states. You may be unmotivated to do anything whatsoever but sit in a dark room and become one with your despair, but at some point, the smell will drive you to get your ass into a bath. But did you know the same thing happens emotionally?

If you sit too long and allow yourself to steep in the stew of your pain and sadness, your insides will rot and you will begin to stink internally. The problem is, there's no foul odor to tip you off or motivate you to get up and do something about it. There's nothing a friend can comment on and say "dude, fix this shit" -- at least, nothing you're going to listen to.

It's much, much trickier when it's in your head and your heart. Cyclical thoughts cycle, as is their nature. "I'm just in a funk, and it hurts. Everything hurts. I hate life. There's no reason to get out of this funk. So why bother? I'm just in a funk..."

Get up.
Clean something.
Work on something. ANYTHING.
Every second you feel yourself saying "Why bother" work another two seconds.
Stir that goddamn pond inside you.

Something magical will happen. You will begin to see the waters clear a bit. The rot will go away. You'll notice things begin to smell sweeter. Life will feel warmer and happier. Not to say all will be well... But at the very least, you'll have a distraction. And at the best, you'll have a new motivation and new love of something to do to get you motivated to start looking at things with the proper perspective again.

Trust me on this.