Pause and Play. Repeat.
The life hacks to get your current boring life kicking again.
Do you have those days in your life that everything seems so great and exciting and well planned, but one day, everything turned into chaos even if you try to be calm, hopeful and strong in the situation?
When everything is ruined already, how will you continue?
Will you just quit or move on?
“should I give up or should I just keep on chasing pavements?”
Pause and Play: Have a break from all the chaos.
Based from a personal experience, I always have the flight tendency whenever I face tough life moments. If I’m overwhelmed about the situation, I usually play the “quit” button, fly off and shut down people.
As I struggle in the challenges of life, the people in my circle and situation are the primary reasons of my struggles, but they are also the cure for it because I love them and I forgive them no matter how big time they hurt me ------ so leaving would even kill me in a long run. Instead of leaving, I learned to take a break once in a while and to re-align myself when life feels are knocking at me.
Here are the hacks:
1. Take a sip of coffee – oh yeah, you might not love coffee anyway. All I’m saying is that find something that might entice your senses and soul, like shopping (just please don’t spend too much) or buy those guilty food pleasures that you always crave. I consider you do it alone first to think things through.
2. Look for a new hobby - Yes indeed! Because what you’re doing is something that you’re doing for a while now and that could simply be your everyday routine, with that, it might have bored you already and didn’t give you chills to continue. Finding a new hobby will ignite again your spirit. Learning a new hobby won’t just give you new set of talents but also help you remove your “life feels”/”situation” since you are thrilled with this new life extravaganza! .
3. Hang out with friends outside your usual circle – Study shows that those people who are closer to you hurts you more, and you also adapt all their habits. Look for new friends or reunite with your old friend and get a life sometime with them. Meeting them once in a while will give you air from the people stressing you today (especially if they’re in your circle), it’s also a way to re-kindle those old memories and childhood habits.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
4. Have a Vacation - When I say vacation, you just don’t rest or chill at your home, what I mean is travel! Either you do it alone for some soul searching or go with friends, being somewhere you’d never been before will help you see things differently as you observe the wonders of nature, learn other culture or meet other people. Feel the sense of youthful adventure in your veins as you travel!
How about you? Would you apply these hacks when life feels are on your door or would you create your own hack?