Possibly one of the worst feelings in the world is the feeling of hopelessness. When you convince yourself that you’ve exhausted all options and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. You feel lethargic and physically unwell. You start to isolate yourself from those around you due to sentiments of inadequacy, failure and shame.
It’s a crappy time all in all and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, but it happens to the best of us. The silver lining is that it’s thanks to times like these that we get to find out what we’re really made of. And more importantly, which of the two camps we belong to: Drains or Radiators.
Now, Drains will relish feelings of unhappiness. They choose to stew in their misery or block it out completely, rather than to conquer it or learn from it. They milk these feelings to the max, using them as an excuse to switch off and detach themselves from the world, or worse still, they’ll lash out and attack others because of it.
Radiators on the other hand, will deal with their pain head-on. They’re wise enough to know that it’s not the end of the world, but they still need time to heal and recharge. And once they have, they jump back into productive mode and choose an alternative path as opposed to the one that’s clearly not been working for them.
So, it’s time to decide dear reader, are you a Drain or a Radiator?