Get motion when you’ve got the blues

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“Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues
Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues.” Get Rhythm, Jonny Cash

I went for an early run on the beach this morning. After I came back, I had a lot on my mind, most of which was obtaining quotes for restoring the place where I am now living.

I was so overwhelmed by all the stuff I had to do and the decisions I had to make that I felt depressed. I even wanted to go lie down and rest.

I opened my emails and read a piece on motion and how important it is to get out of certain states like depression.

As the author, Ankesh Kothari, said, “Pinpoint the negative emotion you are feeling. And then pick a motion that would mitigate or release that emotion. If you are anxious, try tai-chi. If you feel anger, try vigorous activities. If you can’t focus, add mindful movement practices. If you feel sad, join a group sport.”?

I was faced with a choice, either go lie down or go do something to get motion.

I chose motion.

I went to my car and started cleaning it with a bucket filled with water, a rag and a chamois.

It’s interesting that after doing this, I went back to the house and started sorting out quotes and finding information where to get quotes and tentatively making decisions.

There must be something to motion; it seems to help energize oneself and helps you get out of a down state.

Try it sometime and see if it works for you.

Rhythm is important in writing. It helps emphasize certain points. It helps to get across a mood or a feeling. It’s something that writers can use to their benefit. ?

As someone said in a LinkedIn post, “Rhythm helps you to create a sense of movement, pace, and emotion in your writing. It also helps you to connect with your readers and convey your voice and tone.”

If you want to get rhythm in your writing, I’ll show you how. Send me an email.

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