We are in this state of life where we are merely existing.
We wake up, make our coffee and sit at our dining table in our own home from 9-5.
Sure, we may go outside for a walk on our lunch.
After we clock off from work around 7pm, we then make dinner and catch up with some Netflix before heading to bed to do the same thing all over again.
The meaning of life
Before, life was about making memories.
It didn’t matter too much that we worked an office job 9-5 and felt like another cog in the system.
We had our evenings to look forward to, our weekends to go out and meet friends and festivals and holidays to count down to.
But for the past year it seems there were no memories to be made.
No concerts where we could forget about our real lives for two hours, no trips to the cinema where we could get lost in another world for a while and no group trips to foreign lands where great memories and stories would be created and told to our grandkids.
Instead, we merely exist, trapped in our own homes and in our own bubbles.
Create life goals
This is why we must have something to reach for. We must have something to aim towards and to work on.
Otherwise we will feel lost and helpless.
I need things in my life that distract from the monotony of what is now called everyday life.
I need other responsibilities, other projects and other goals to work on or I would slump into a world of repetitiveness.
Start living for the little things
We need to make each day different.
By only the slightest margin, incorporate something new into your day every day to keep you going.
Read a book every morning and soon you’ll be going through many different books in the month.
Buy in some boxes of different flavoured teas or coffee sachets and mix those up in the morning.
Dedicate 30 minutes to exercise every day but change this up between yoga, boxing, running, walking or dancing.
Wear something new. Change out of your joggers and hoody that you always wear and dress up a little.
Make yourself feel better.
Take a new walking route on your lunch break. Change up your lunch order. Go to a new takeaway coffee spot.
We must bring variety into a life that is now so repetitive it may drive you insane.
Habits make goals successful
The word ‘habits‘ may be engrained into your brain after reading a few of my blog posts about them, but I can’t stop talking about how important they are.
Writing down a goal that you want to achieve in 12, 6, or 3 months will seem daunting and hard to reach, unless you draft a plan of how you’re going to get there.
And the only way you will succeed in your goals is to carry out the same habits every single day that will get you across the finish line.
Long story short, we need something to work on right now. Something other than work if that’s not taking over your life or consumes a lot of your time already.
Otherwise, maybe you just need to spend more time chilling and going easy on yourself.
But if like me, you’re currently going through the monotony of every day life and feeling like the last year has been groundhog day over and over, maybe you need some things to work on.
Start a blog, start a book, start a podcast, start running.
Start doing something new and give yourself something to work on and work towards.