Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It!” is one of the most popular slogans of all time, and has been a part of the Nike campaign since 1988.
“Just Do It!” makes a lot of sense to me, but with regards to my mental illness, I invariably find myself going with, “’F’ it all!” or “No, I need to fight!”
As I engage in various forms of personal development (and self-care), I can tell you that getting one’s act together is very difficult (for anyone, except maybe Nike execs)—and, it truly is a day by day (sometimes hour by hour) endeavor!
So, how do you do it… how do you “Just Do It!” amid severe mental illness?
For me, I grapple with the helpfulness of “’F’ it all!” and “No, I need to fight!”…
And, I am still working out the kinks on all of this!
But, I know just how my schedule should look, and I am slowly implementing “components” of it (which I have tried all of this dozens upon dozens of times)…
I will make out the greatest schedule of “all-time,” only to realize it sounds better (and is easier to get going) on paper.
Then, I change things… a lot… and, in the past, have attempted to accomplish everything all at once!
Gratefully, I have more awareness today (I hope), which helps tremendously… so, patience is the next thing that is required!
Does “Just Do It!” even make sense with what I am trying to do (which is ultimately, to be happy and successful)? And, how does this conflict with the idea of self-care?
Please comment with your experiences below.