Is your life an endless roundabout? You run around all day, fall into bed, get up, and repeat. Again and again and again.
You feel hopeless and trapped. Your relationships are dull and boring.
Life is just the same old same old and you’re tired of it.
How do you get off the treadmill?
How do you overcome the hopelessness?
How do you get some life back into your life?
No one wants to live like this. No one plans for life to get lifeless.
It’s time to stop the bus and get off. Take some time to think about how you got to this point.
Do a life audit.
Here’s what to do if you want to change your roundabout life and regain your enthusiasm:
Are there some things that need to be cut out of your life so you can have time for God, yourself, and then others?
Are you trying to erase a bad past? Stuff down emotional pain from a broken or dysfunctional marriage? Escape reality?
Eat lunch or dinner outside. Make something different for breakfast than your usual …………… Switch some of your chores around. Walk a different route. Instead of doing your routine stuff first, do that thing you’ve been wanting to do for days (only do this occasionally – it’s better to get routine stuff out of the way before doing extra things on your list.)
“Wherever you are, be all there.”
Walk barefoot on the grass for 10 minutes in the morning – consciously enjoy the tingling and prickling. Take a longer-than-usual hot shower and savour the warm water on your skin. Read for 10 minutes – and be thankful that you can.
Sometimes hopelessness overtakes us because we don’t have time to think and process life.
Give yourself some time to catch up on yourself, to process your life, to evaluate and adjust your priorities, and to change direction if necessary.
Choose to be intentional.
You may find hopelessness dissipating like leaves before a strong gust of wind.
What is one thing you can do today to bring life back into your life?