The days roll into the next, you get up, you do the same ole thing…. argh! Help me now!
I hear you. I do. I have had periods in my life, where it just reminds me of that film ‘Groundhog Day’. If you’ve never seen the film, here’s a quick run down on it….
Bill Murray plays the character of a cynical TV weatherman, who ‘finds himself reliving th same day over and over again’ – Wikipedia.
Of course, there’s more to it than that but the saying ‘my life feels like groundhog day;’ comes from that film. And if you’ve ever used that phrase yourself, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about.
Here are my top 3 tips on how to get yourself out of a rut and get rid of feeling like you’re experiencing Groundhog day.
1. Change your routine. Start small.
You could walk a different way to work for example, or buy a new brand of coffee. Just do things differently to how you have been doing them. It can be so easy to get caught in a cycle of habits… Grab a pen and paper right now and write down 3 ways in which you are going to start your day differently tomorrow.
2. Visalise your ideal day.
The law of attraction, whatever you want to call it, but I am sure that you will have heard about it. If not, where have you been hiding? Visualisation is a great way to get yourself into the right headspace to make sure that you experience the kind of day that you dream of.
Relax, take some time to yourself, and then allow yourself to imagine what your ideal day would look like. What would you wear? Where would you go for lunch? What would you do in the evening? Really start to connect with how you want things to be rather than stay stuck in a cycle and the moan about it. Only YOU can change things.
3. Keep a journal.
Okay okay, I know that this can sound a little out there – but trust me on this one. Keep a journal, and make a note of the things that you have done each day and write down the highs and the lows of your day. Become your own analyst, and analyse your day…. did you put as much effort as you could in, or have you become complacent?
By keeping a journal you will start to notice patterns – and then you can begin to redesign your life. If your morning routine is what is not working then CHANGE IT!!
Okay so those are some basic tips, but these are only tips and unless you really want to change things, then change is not going to happen. If you try the above and things STILL do not seem to change for you then it may be time to look at things on a deeper level.
If things do not change, then it may be time to look at things on a deeper level – Christopher Paul Jones
In other words, maybe something on a subconscious level is stopping you from changing things. Maybe you have become caught in this cycle of complacency because in some way, staying stuck keeps you feeling safe. Let’s talk a little more about that for a minute:
Staying ‘stuck’ may be your subconscious minds way of keeping you safe because change can represent the unknown. Perhaps something happened in your past and on some level you have created daily habits and routines as a way to help yourself feel secure again. No idea what’s going on here? That’s okay – talk to me.
Book yourself a free consultation (clarity session) and let’s talk. Let’s get you unstuck and living again.
Life doesn’t have to feel like Groundhog day – but it’s a fab film to watch if you’re looking for a way to relax this evening.
Until the next time,