20, 03, 2016
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and I’ve missed blogging greatly. I took a three week break after being completely exhausted from nursing school. While my break from blogging was meant to be a week long, it was extended because I was just not feeling myself.
There has been a lot of changes happening around me. After my exams, I felt like the realization of those changes just hit my like a boulder. I had relationships slipping away, new friendships forming, the pressures of my future weighing on me, but mostly, I was just feeling very down. I was in a rut with my blog — nothing was sparking my interest to share, and I honestly didn’t want to touch Coffee and Sunday. I felt really alone during the three weeks, and didn’t have any motivation to do anything exciting and new. But after three weeks of reflection and refreshing myself, I’m ready to charge at life again at full speed.
One of the biggest things I can take away from the last three weeks is that it is completely okay to have moments in your life where you feel lost and unsure of the future. You feel overwhelmed, you feel alone, you feel like you don’t know what to expect of yourself. The most important thing to do during those times is to stop, take a break, refresh yourself and restart. I thought I would share 5 ways that helped me get back up on my feet during my mini rut.
Take a break from whatever is exhausting you. This could last a day, a week, or maybe even a few weeks. Pushing yourself when you are already mentally or physically exhausted is only going to make things worse. Whether you relax with some movies, a good read, being with loved ones, or even a spa day, getting that break will help you body and mind get some much needed rest.
If you think negatively, you’re only going to feel negative! Don’t occupy you mind with the negative things in your life. Instead, try to be positive or think about other things. For example, you might have had a bad day the other day or gotten into a fight with someone. Now those thoughts and moments keep replaying in your mind. Forget it! Instead of reflecting on negative aspects in your life, think about how lucky you are to have the things you do and live the life you live. Everyday is a new opportunity, and that’s what your mind should think about instead!
I’m sure you’ve felt that spark of excitement when you meet someone for the first time and you feel like there is an instant connection. It’s awesome, and you couldn’t be more thankful to meet someone who has all this new insight and experiences. Sometimes being around the same people on a daily basis can puts you into a tiring routine. You know the ins and outs of your friends and family, so there’s nothing new. Meeting new people can bring new inspiration into your life, and of course create new relationships.
Meeting new people can be difficult, but trying something new isn’t! It could be something as simple as starting your mornings earlier than usual to something as drastic as a lifestyle change. Over my break, I biked 12 miles with my friend. 12 miles seems like nothing to most people, but I haven’t worked out for a year. That biking trip alone had made me want to bike even more as a way to get fit again and relax! Try a new hobby, a new routine, a new drink. You know what they say, you never know unless you try!
If you’re like me, when you don’t reach your goals you feel completely unmotivated. It’s one of the flaws in me as I will set my goals and expectations high, and when I don’t meet those expectations I’m a mess. Breaking down previous goals into smaller, step by step goals makes these goals more obtainable. If you reach your goals, you’re more likely to be motivated to keep going. This not only makes you feel good, but it keeps you happy and moving.
I hope these tips are helpful to you if you’re feeling like life is a routine and you need change.
Happy Sunday and see you all soon! xx