You know when you’re sick of facing the same sh** each and every day? Not speaking of people and situations, I’m speaking of your own internal (read: mental) garbage that traps inside of a limited (read: tunnel vision) view of the world and how it works?
But, wait — you may say. How do you even realize that you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Easy. You have no energy. You cannot settle on any one thing that you want to do. You dream of doing things and then find EVERY single reason on the planet you cannot get it done now (or, ever). A bleak outlook on life.
That’s how you know.
What am I leading up to? Got no clue. I just came back from vacation! 🙂 I’m still floating on high from the sun, the gorgeous skies and the clear crystalline sea water. <sigh>
However, back in New York, on the train? I see faces that are sick and tired of even thinking about their situations. I see frustration, anger, anxiety. I see pain on so many faces that are desperately trying to distract themselves from their doldrums with technology and entertainment distractions.
What do you do about it?
Find your passion. Or, if you can’t find that — find something that interests you. That makes you smile. That makes you want to interact with others in a manner that approaches normalcy.
Try kayaking on the Hudson River (it’s really a strait but, hey — that’s nitpicking, right?). It’s absolutely FREE and you’ll definitely get shaken up a bit.
Or, why not try something new like experiencing an escape room game? Komnata Quest has several locations — Long Island City and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They’re opening up a new location in Manhattan later this year. Get lost for an hour in a robbery heist — you’re the robber! Or, why not get locked in a box and have to use your noodle to escape? (If that doesn’t get you out of your comfort zone I don’t know what will!)
Or, why not go hiking upstate? New York State is gorgeous especially this time of year when the trees are beginning to turn. Saratoga Springs is a great place to visit. And, you can visit the racetrack when you’re there! (Ooops, race course only open in the summer.)
Perhaps these things are too far off the beaten track (pun intended).
What about discovering a new social media platform that’s a combination of FaceBook, Ebay and WordPress all wrapped up in an easy-to-use interface? And, it has an app, of course! You get to click through folks’ hilarious updates. See their pics (or, close your eyes praying you’ll never see that image EVER again…). And, you can go shopping for cool stuff, read blogs, and join groups with common interests — all in one spot. Check it out here.
If none of these suggestions move you in any way — hey — I tried! 🙂
Seriously, stay sane by seeking what makes you happy. Read a good book such as: Taking the Leap by Pema Chodron, or Start Where You Are also by Chodron.
Don’t want to read? Check out Brain Sync with Kelly Howell. These CDs have music that incorporate meditation, binaural beats and subliminal messaging. The topics cover the gamut of life experiences/issues including losing weight, attracting wealth, stress management, awakening Kundalini, etc.
Okay, I’m done.