Part of rejuvenation is taking time to do things that YOU enjoy – and I don’t just mean hobbies. When I first started writing this post I was looking at it from the angle of leisure but there are so many facets of our lives that we need to consider – hobbies, career and relationships. If we don’t enjoy any aspect of our life then we need to take steps to make CHANGES!
Change as we know is not easy and I’ve written about that before and ways we can make changes in our life.
Life gets stale – we get stale and fall into a rut. So let’s talk about being in a rut ( I always think this is a strange word – anyhoo!)
How often do you hear people complaining about how boring their life is, how they have fallen into a rut or as I like to say ‘walking on the treadmill of life’? Negativity surrounds us and it is easy to fall into the trap of just existing rather than living. We feel listless and a lack of enthusiasm takes over or we feel that we need to be everything to everyone and put ourselves last on the enjoyment and satisfaction with life queue.
How can you feel rejuvenated when you are just marking time? You need to be proactive.Click To Tweet
I feel there are three key areas we should examine in our lives to bring happiness and rejuvenation.
#1 – You
Do you take time out to relax and do something for yourself? It is easy especially if you are a mother to fall into the pattern of being a ‘martyr’ and saying ‘I don’t have time for ME’. Well that is not true. It might be difficult with a family but you can and should make time to do something you enjoy doing just for yourself. Not because you partner wants you to do it, not because your family want you to do it BUT BECAUSE YOU ENJOY DOING SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF.Take time out for you and you alone to relax, unwind and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.Click To Tweet
#2 – Your Career
Have you been in the same job for a while and are just going through the motions? Each morning you get up and drag yourself off to a job that you don’t enjoy and spend your working day wishing you were somewhere else or doing something else. I realise that many of us are in this position BUT…..
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! You just need to make a plan and work towards it.
You might need to go back to study to get the job you really want or you might need to take a leap of faith and start that business you always wanted to.
We can all make excuses – no training, lack of jobs, money, the economy but if you really want something you need to GO FOR IT!
If you are really unhappy in your job YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF to find a way to change the situation.
#3 – Your relationship
Relationships whether it be with your partner or friends can certainly fall into a rut. Same old, same old and sometimes it takes something dramatic like an affair or even illness where we may lose our loved one, to wake us up.
Relationships take work and they aren’t one sided – if they are perhaps you should be looking at how much the relationship really means to you and if you should let it go.
I recently wrote a post about Friendships and How they affect our Health . Toxic relationships and friendships can have a dramatic affect on our emotional and physical well being. Conversely, positive relationships and friendships enrich and enhance our lives.
So I leave you with four questions:
What are ways can you relax and unwind?
What do you enjoy doing?
What type of relationships do you have in your life?
Do you need to make any changes to make sure you are enjoying your life to the max?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!