Do something different

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Permalink

One morning last week I happened upon a Facebook post by Liz Gilbert. I scrolled on and didn’t read it at the time, but the opening phrase stuck with me so I later went back to check on it.

As usual her thoughts are down-to-earth. She’s not really offering anything astoundingly insightful. No lightbulb moments or answers that will have us all feeling better about our lives or 2020.

In fact the phrase….

Do something different till better comes along

could be seen as a bit of a cop-out. Like the notion of merely biding our time.

But it’s not. It reminds me of one of Mark Manson’s mantras…. the “do SOMETHING principle”.

This has worked for me in the past. I might not be in the mood to write a book review, or exercise*. But I convince myself I’ll give it five or ten minutes. And next thing time has passed and I’m too invested to give up.

do something different