Just open your eyes and sit up. That’s all you have to do for now. Don’t think about what comes next. Just summon enough effort to raise those eyelids, lever your back off this bed and sit up. That’s the first step done, and the rest will follow. You’ll see; it will be easy after that. Don’t think about it too much. That’s the way of failure, the way to sink back down into the safe place.
But is it really safe? If it were really safe, then you wouldn’t have to get up at all, would you?
Shut up! That is exactly what I’m talking about – I don’t have the time or energy to start in on negative philosophising. The inescapable point is that you have to get up, so FUCKING SIT UP!
Okay, you’re sitting. That’s an achievement. It’s the first step.
Just make sure you don’t lie back down again or all that effort will be wasted.
Oh shit…why did you even let that thought enter your mind. Do you know why? Because you’re a negative, self-pitying idiot who’s desperate to make herself fail at even the most ridiculously simple thing that millions of people do every single day. Now don’t compound it, don’t even think about it. You’re half way there. All you have to do is stand up.