Struck in a rut? Don’t know how to begin that project you’ve been avoiding? Feel like nothing matters? We all feel like this every once in a while and I’m no different. It can lead to feelings of inadequacy and indifference.
These feelings can go on for days, weeks or even months and once the spiral begins it’s difficult to stop and before you know it, the shed you wanted to clean has become cluttered to the point that when you open the door tools and materials fall on you like a rock slide, leaving you frustrated and angry. Worse, now the task seems insurmountable and you go back to the lazy chair and recline it back, waiting for bedtime because you’re too tired to do anything.
Sound familiar? How can you possibly make a positive change when the shed is bursting at the seams, you’re exhausted because work is demanding so much from you, your paycheck has been stretched so thin that it snapped like a cheap rubber band and payday is still three days away?
This is not to say it’s easy and the point of the question is not to wash away all of your frustration. Then what’s the point? Read the question again and go on about your day. Let the words roll around in your head. Let it marinate and soak it up. Stop trying so hard. You’ll never be perfect and life’s problems will never vanish. We all have them and sometimes they seem insurmountable and sometimes they are small, petty annoyances that build up over time.
It’s up to each of us to decide for ourselves how we react. My shed is full. What am I going to do about it? Walk away or organize it like I know I should. Make one small change or let my frustration continue to fester?
Make a small, positive change today and maybe it will be the pivot point you look back on in ten year’s time and realize that it was at that point you life became the epic life that you always wanted. The positive change I made today is sitting down first thing in the morning and writing this article. Maybe yours is reading and sharing it, and we’ll look back someday and realize that this small, positive change made all the difference.
Peace and Love to you and thank you for letting me in.