Do you feel lifeless, lonely or bored – maybe all three and lacking purpose
in your daily life?
Some people have had the “life” knocked out of them through relentless stress and some are just starting to live again after an illness or separation etc who may benefit from the advice on this page. I hope it helps you on the way to recovery.
Most people do fundamental things I mention here but many of us have missed training in their upbringing these days since parents are both working and the pace of living has got faster. If you do all the things we should every day I am happy for you because they are not so much of an effort. If you are not used to them and somehow have got by for a number of years (some do) I am even happier for you because you will have satisfaction for efforts made and a new found pride that many take for granted.
And there’s this too, that so many people find it difficult to progress in life because these fundamental building bricks are not in place – whether it’s through lifestyle and neglect or other. Believe it or not, they can give you some of the confidence in your steps you may be lacking because without them, your dreams and aspirations can be like shifting sand, having no basic foundation to build your efforts on and the best of intentions can go by the wayside. You can choose daily disciplines that make for a springboard - a platform in life as it were - to take you places, even if it’s just to live a happier life and enjoy the simple things.
I suspect that Internet and Online activities is a major cause of procrastination for many people and a quick search to substantiate this would seem to validate it as factual. So do read that page as well. It could help you considerably. You should know what to look for and how to deal with it. Previously, I did not know it was me a year ago because I’m very passionate
about what I do.
Many are into what is called Virtual Living because they can’t find much to do or it is
Is kinder than life has been to them with it’s ups and downs. Sometimes it can serve a purpose if engaged in for a few months after trauma. If anyone of us keep in a virtual mode too long, it can
take the place of real life, be an escape form life and maybe even cause you to lack a response to life and those around you. It can start to make you function much better at a mobile, tablet and computer better than your response to people – even love ones – and there’s where it can become quite hurtful because they think that you are more interested in your ‘virtual’ activities more than you are in them. This can be a perceived reality due to your lack of reality.
Many people have a problem with procrastination too where some things or most things are
put off for later. This can be so for busy people or bored – usually when we’re bored and we think we are lazy or other people do. This can come from too much exposure to
negative situations and/or events.
Whatever describes you in the above, trying out the following ideas could be helpful to you.
In the Morning
Make yourself look nice for the day
Make a different breakfast
(than the day before)
Spend 10 minutes in the morning sunshine
Step up and try all three each day
(after 7-10 days)
When you’ve accomplished that
At Midday or Lunch Time
Try 1 or 2 things different to break the rut
Go for a 10-15 minute walk (or exercise)
Pay someone a compliment or encouraging word
End of Each Day
Afford yourself 15-30mins relaxation or meditation,
just for that amount of time – it should refresh you
Try to have at least 10-15 mins of meaningful conversation
Or practice your listening skills – many fail to engage in these
In the Evening
Try replacing one TV program with a restful activity
Cut your Internet time down by an hour and do something else you like
START TODAY, OR WHEN YOU WAKE-UP YOUR VERY NEXT DAY. BE IN THE RACE AND GIVE YOURSELF GRACE - YOU NEED THE MENTALITY FOR BOTH. MAKE A DEFINITE DECISION “THIS IS THE WAY I AM GOING TO GO….I WILL SUCCEED AND I WILL BE FREE” THEN GO FOR IT! REMEMBER “FEELINGS ARE FICKLE” SO DON’T RELY ON THEM – THEY MAY TELL YOU TO GIVE IT UP A FEW DAYS LATER, WHATEVER – LET THIS BE ONE RESOLUTION YOU KEEP. THE BENEFITS WILL LAST YOU A LIFETIME, NOT JUST A YEAR. YES, KEEP UPMOST IN YOUR MIND “IT’S NOT WHAT I FEEL BUT WHAT I WILL BE WHEN I’M GOOD AT THIS” AND LET THAT BE ABOVE ANY URGES TO QUIT OR ALLOWING FLOPS AND MISTAKES GET YOU DOWN. BE OF GOOD CHEER – IT’S SIMPLE.
Life Poem - One's Day.
Did you know that starting the day on a positive note
makes a difference to your day?
Especially within 10 minutes of waking
try it__ that's what I say.
Did you know that the words you speak
are like a rudder of a ship
they can weigh you down immensely
or give your spirit a lift?
Did you know there's something about a laugh
of it's benefits we can play a part
It can reduce your stress levels
and even strengthen your heart?
A simple song and melody
can fill your heart with glee
Melodic Notes and words you wrote
were such a blessing to me.
A word in prayer to Him whose there
a word of thanks and praise__
is comforting and uplifting
adding substance to your day.
Have faith in yourself, have faith in God
together, they are a Measuring Rod
on this Earthly sod.
Act in faith and live with faith__
simple trust is what I must
and see what they do for me.
I will not contend for my will and my way
but take an interest in others
treating them like they're my sisters and brothers
and God will take care of me.
For these are the ways that make for Peace
and in my spirit sweet release
I am Blest and my heart is at Rest
the essence of LIFE to me.
If I would choose Life
to Love and be loved
His pleasure I will see__
for His River flows
through the Law of Love
and is such a Blessing for me.
Yes, try these things
and you will find
they bring you Peace of Mind
hours spent without relent
and Happiness to your day!
Janet Vargas ©
Change your Day!
Negative thoughts make you think you don't have anything
think of the good things and be thankful for everything__
moments of peace and rest,
a comfy bed and times you've been blessed;
kind and polite gestures and moments you treasure;
laughs and smiles, times you could walk for miles;
the air is so fresh or pleasantly warm;
visions of beauty when a new day has dawned.
If you think of these things, such peace they will bring
maybe you'll start to laugh and sing.
Janet Vargas ©
A SENSE OF HUMOR WILL BEAR YOU UP
IT WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE AND SHAKE THINGS OFF.
IT MAKES YOU RESILIENT, AT YOURSELF YOU CAN LAUGH
REMEMBER THIS OFTEN WHEN EACH DAY STARTS!