get out of the rut: 9 DAYS

You can’t sit still, can’t stop fidgeting, can’t stop thinking about if you’d locked the front door, or left enough food in the bowl for the cat…

The mind is wandering….yet it’s not an avenue you want to travel down upon since there’s emails to be answered and errands to be taken care of.

Targets to hit, get on the ball.

You’re up to your eyeballs at work – but your mind keeps wandering back to the bowl…

Then you get home, you cook and clean, sit in front of the couch and eat dinner with Netflix on, you scroll through Facebook, catch up on gossip, before you know it, you left the episode on pause and it’s already bedtime…

Yet…something just doesn’t feel right, you toss and turn, with any luck you get some shut eye but not before the alarm goes off and it’s the process all over again.

It goes on for a week, then two…

Then before you know it, your eyes are blood shot and your skin is dull and flakey. You begin to wonder if you’d caught some virus of some unknown origin that’d completely zombified you…cause that’s what you look like, staring back at you.

Finally, you admit it to yourself:

STUCK.

As in, stuck in a rut.

Yet again.

I need a vacation, you bemoan, but then realize, vacation is a good half a hear away.

Then you start lamenting over everything that’s ‘wrong’ with your life – ‘if only…’

Does this sound all too familiar? I’ll be the first to admit this had happened way too many times in my life and I’m no stranger to feeling deflated and completely ‘out of it’. For the first twenty or so years, I thought this was ‘normal’ or at least I should learn to ‘deal’ without question, because that’s a ‘part of growing up’, to become totally stoic and lacklustre – as if that’s the ‘goal’ of life.

But what if I told you, you have what it takes to overcome this and many other adversaries?

And the answer is simple and uniquely tailored to you.

You.

You are the answer.

Think about it, there’s no one else in the world that knows you more than yourself. Sure, friends and family can help us in determining that answer, but you alone has the answer to what kind of life you want, how you see the world, and where you want to be, what you want to do.

Think about it.

Even when you feel that nothing’s changed, or that life is ‘bland’ – perhaps, it’s not the environment you are in, perhaps what you are really experiencing is a lack of progress in some facet of your life, something important that you’d subconsciously put aside in favour of more ‘important’ tasks and responsibilities. You lack excitement or inspiration – then of course, after you identify this shortcoming, it is again up to you to do something about it.

People do amazing things.

It is all possible.

And the good news is, it’s all up to you.

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2 thoughts on “get out of the rut: 9 DAYS

  1. Have you ever noticed how productive you are when you’re on vacation and then you wonder why you don’t do this everyday? It’s all about you. Nicely written.

    1. Indeed, I’m far more creative and open to new experiences when I’m traveling. Then you come back and it’s like … ‘not this again…’ hah, the good news is there’s other ways to stay motivated and inspired even if you are stuck somewhere for the time being. 🙂

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