I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories about ordinary humans behaving in extraordinary ways in emergencies.
The tiny-framed mother who lifts a huge weight to release her trapped child, for instance.
Although this may be a bit extreme, I think we’re all stronger than we sometimes believe.
I remember starting a day feeling really quite low, doing little more than going through the motions as the morning proceeded.
But when an important meeting began, a switch suddenly tripped and I’m sure I gave the impression of firing on all cylinders.
The thing is, it wasn’t an illusion, it was genuinely happening.
And it wasn’t just me.
I’m sure you’ll have experienced something similar at times.
I think it’s all too easy to begin a day feeling low, then to basically resign yourself to it being that way until you go to bed.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Although it’s not always possible, you can often be prised out of your shell.
Particularly if circumstances dictate it, and you’re open to it happening.
What’s important is to get to know what could trigger you feeling better, and to not say no if someone suggests doing it – even when you’re almost certainly not immediately in the mood.