The dig deep button... a different way

 I'm enjoying more of Brene Brown, this time in her book The Gifts of Imperfection. Here's a little excerpt that I can relate to very well.

"You know the dig deep button, right? It's the button you rely on when you're too tired to get up on more time in the middle or the night... or return one more call... or please/perform/perfect the way you normally do when you just want to flip someone off and hide under the covers.

The dig deep button is a secret level of pushing through when we're exhausted and overwhelmed and when there's too much to do and too little time for self-care.

I... decided not to fix my dig-deep button. I made a promise to myself that when I felt done, I'd try slowing down rather than relying on my old stand-bys: pushing through, soldiering on and sucking it up. It worked for a while, but I missed my dig deep button... so I turned back to my research to see if I could find a way to dig that was more consistent with wholehearted living.

Here's what I found: men and women who live wholeheartedly do indeed dig deep. They just do it in a different way. When they're exhausted and overwhelmed they get:

-- Deliberate in their thoughts and intentions through prayer, meditation or simply setting their intentions;

-- Inspired to make new and different choices;

-- Going. They take action.