Moving Forward When Your Fizz is Gone

Last week, I opened a diet ginger ale bottle and didn’t hear the familiar hiss. I poured the soda anyway and saw no bubbles. You guessed it; the carbonation was gone, and the drink was flat.

Have you encountered times in your life when you feel like your “fizz” is gone? Like a flat soda, sometimes, we lose our fizz. Tasks seem harder, concentration is more difficult, and the zest for life falls flat. Many issues contribute to losing your fizz: illness, grief, apathy, and fatigue all play a part.

Following are thoughts on ways to regain your fizz:

Prioritize Rest

In recent years, I’ve learned the value of prioritizing rest. Most of us are geared to constant motion, so rest sometimes makes us feel guilty. But rest is always beneficial.

Decide to make an earlier bedtime a priority. Rest between chores. Give yourself time to unwind in the evening. When you prioritize rest, you regain energy and recharge mentally.

Tackle Looming Issues

This year, I’ve been dealing with several looming business issues. One is on hold. The other is inching forward, but the process has been slow and required more of my time and brain power than I would like.

When something is looming that requires effort and energy, our tendency is to procrastinate. It’s easy to find numerous reasons to put those big, hard hurdles at the bottom of the list. However, you can’t really rest when something is looming.

Even if you don’t feel like it, take the first steps. Once you begin, you may find your “fizz” for resolving the issue increases. Initial forward motion is the catalyst for completion.

Feed Yourself Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually

Often, when we think of nourishment, we only think about food for the physical body. But nourishing mentally and spiritually is also important. Feeding these three parts of our being works together. Proper physical nourishment aids mental acuity, and mental alertness aids in the desire to know and grow spiritually.

If you feel you are in a spiritual desert, look at your physical and mental nourishment. What do you need to change? Ask God to help you make necessary adjustments to feed yourself in all areas and regain your “fizz.”

“But those who trust in the Eternal One will regain their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles. They will run—never winded, never weary. They will walk—never tired, never faint” (Isaiah 40:31 VOICE).


Candy Arrington is a writer, blogger, speaker, and freelance editor. She often writes on tough topics with a focus on moving through, and beyond, difficult life circumstances. Candy has written hundreds of articles, stories, and devotionals published by numerous outlets including:,,,,, Focus on the Family,,, and Writer’s Digest. Candy’s books include Life on Pause: Learning to Wait Well (Bold Vision Books), When Your Aging Parent Needs Care (Harvest House), and AFTERSHOCK: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide (B&H Publishing Group).

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  1. A flooded house, having to move out , really takes the fizz away. Thank you for some much needed advise. You hit the nail on the head again.!!!

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