Stuck in a Rut?
Do you feel stuck in a rut because of ‘social distancing’ in these times of uncertainty and upheaval?
Has you grasp on time loosened to the point that the calendar and the clock have become obsolete?
Does it take longer every day to get reeved up to face the day, the people you live with, your pets, the computer?
Are the walls closing in a few more centimetres every day?
If you feel stuck in a rut, here’s a tip to help you re-boot.
At the end of the day find a moment to sit alone with your own thoughts – maybe you have to lock yourself in the bathroom! Have something to write on with you (phone, notepad). It’s important to write down your answers because it allows you to formulate your responses and ‘see’ them, which helps anchor them in your awareness.
Ask yourself these three questions:
1. How was today unique?
Even if the day feels exactly like yesterday, there is no exact repetition of any moment. Think of the conversations you had, maybe one you heard, or overheard. If you managed to get out during the day, what did you do, who did you see, where did you go, etc.
2. What was my unique contribution to supporting myself and others get through the day?
3. What did I learn today that can help me in the days ahead and I can perhaps share with others?
We pull ourselves out of a rut millimetre by millimetre
As no one knows how long this situation is going to last, it’s important to shift our awareness and focus on what’s possible moment by moment & day by day.
The shift starts with awareness!
If you feel stuck in a rut, it’s important to shift your awareness. Pay attention to ordinary events, take note of them, make them the story you tell yourself, find the wisdom in that story & see how it makes a difference at the end of the day!