It has been a rough few months, deadlines, preparations, applications to process, emotionally difficult situations to manage.

And the end is not in sight, in fact, this is just the beginning of a long wave building up in the horizon.

I was exhausted but I had to keep going with the work that needed to get done, work always need to get done with no excuses.

I had time for about a five minute break but not a seventy two hour break like I really wanted.

As I was sitting there taking a quick breather, the voice in my head [similar to the voice you have in your head] told me to smile. Not to only think about smiling, but to actually smile.

I felt dumb but I did it anyway. It helped.

And I don’t know if it made me less tired but it helped me appreciate why I was tired and that gave me more energy.

That one brief genuine smile reminded me why I started and that was enough to get me going.

This reminded me of what Thich Nhat Hanh aptly said before:

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Maybe this will work for you next time. No harm in trying.

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