Do you ever find yourself in a funk? I sure do. Once I was on the road, preparing to deliver a speech. I love speaking, but I was experiencing an unusual amount of distraction and self-doubt. Most people wouldn't think I have times like that.
I had about an hour before I went on stage. So, I decided to call my husband, Brian.
My Call for Help
He instantly knew I wasn’t in a good place. (This is one of the many benefits of long-term marriage. My husband can read me like a book.)
“Okay,” he said after listening to me whine for a few minutes. “I want you to hang up and go turn up your music and jam. Call me when you are done."
I was tempted to blow him off, but I knew in my heart that he was right. I needed a big shift in my emotional state. And it wasn’t going to just happen. I needed to do something.
So I got out my favorite praise CD and turned up! I danced, sang and had a time with myself. My own personal concert!
When I called him an hour later, everything had changed. My emotional state had shifted — dramatically. I was focused, alert, and upbeat. I had a can-do attitude.