About 6 to 8 weeks ago, I found myself in a small state of depression. My life had entered a low-point that I was not entirely prepared for. I have been in a similar position before, so, I was able to recognize it very quickly, at such time, I snapped out of it.
However, I do realize the potential ultimate abyss one can fall into. Though I may not appear to have much reason to be, as they say "down in the dumps," everybody is affected by emotions differently, and some events can cause reactions that may not exactly make logical sense, but emotionally makes perfect sense.
Whilst in this latest depressed state, I did not workout for nearly a month. I recall that the last time I did not workout for an extended period of time (not being injured of course), was when I was depressed for another reason at an earlier time. Also, I had another wake-up call that made me realize I was essentially destroying my body. I recall looking in the mirror one morning to notice that my abdominal definition had all but disappeared. I was devastated. I then gave myself a hard look in the mirror where I felt all of the sadness and anger that I had been hiding from everyone, including myself. I then instantly thought to myself, "No! Not again, never again will I allow my emotional state to destroy me!"
Understand this, I am but a year away from obtaining two Bachelor's, one from the University of Central Florida, and one online from Bryan University. Additionally, my sister and I have begun to fully dive into creating the 10XCircuit brand as well as working towards opening our own gym in the near future (unfortunately, as of right now, all training will be conducted online).
Having remembered this, instilled in me yet again, I had a rebirth of sorts from this latest abyss, entering into another high point in my life that I am riding currently. This latest enlightenment brought about my latest creed, "Rise as a Phoenix; Strike as a Thunderbird," meaning, though you may fall, rise again, though you may seem weak, strike again (mythology plays a major role in life).
And so, though you may feel yourself slipping or already in a state of abyss, realize that you do not have to stay there, that you can rise out of it, that you should rise out of it, your subconscious merely wants you to learn an invaluable lesson.