“How can I get out of the routine and be motivated?”
Ronnie Nijmeh, ACQYR.com
“I do not seem to have anything going in my life, just the same
cycle day in and day out. I feel overwhelmed in all aspects of my
life from marriage to work… I smoke, I over eat and I do not
have much energy. What can I do?” -Divakar from Malaysia
It”s important that you were able to articulate your thoughts and
feelings and it”s even more important that you could acknowledge
your unhappiness. After all, you”re being honest with yourself
and not hiding behind an excuse.
I consider routines to be comfort items. It becomes comfortable
to do the same things every day because it”s hard to see things
any other way. After all, “if it ain”t broke, don”t fix it” as
they always say.
Well I”m not one to agree with that phrase because you are
obviously unhappy with the routine and it”s causing you marital,
health and career stagnation.
Eliminate “Routine Stagnation” By Shocking the System
I would recommend shocking the system. Do something out of your
routine. It could be as simple as taking your wife out for a walk
(I”d bet something so simple like this would be quite
unexpected!) or try going to a place you”ve never been before.
Take up a hobby. Ask your boss for a different working
environment or seek out a new place of work. Fast for a day,
eating only bread and water or try quitting smoking for a week.
The whole point is to do something that you wouldn”t consider
normally, except when you do it, really enjoy it. You have to be
passionate about your goals and yourself.
Of course, some of these things might be awfully hard in
practice, but no one said life was easy! Gradual change is what
you need in this case. Just take on one priority at a time and
work hard on improving that area.
Surround Yourself With Successful, Non-Routine People
Another tip would be to surround yourself with people with higher
energy levels then try to match them. Consider joining a business
club or get more active with your religion. It”s important to
start meeting new people. When things get uncomfortable (and they
will, after all, you”re used to a more restrictive comfort zone
stick with it. You won”t feel satisfied or fulfilled until you
begin taking small steps outside of your routine.
Just realize that you”re not in on this alone. Share your
feelings with your wife, family or co-workers and get them
involved in the process. After all, if you have no support to
improve from family or friends, you”re less likely to.
What Are You Going To Do About It?
The one thing I want to point out is about the excessive eating
and smoking. I wouldn”t say that these are the causes of your
problems. They are symptoms of an overall bigger picture. The
problem is that you feel bored or unhappy with how things are, so
you end up taking it out on your health. Are you unhappy at work?
Is there a better business opportunity that you can be taking
advantage of? Are you satisfied with your day-to-day routine?
These are some important questions to ask yourself. The most
important question, though, is the one that will force you to
act: What are you going to do about it? And what are you willing
to do about it?
The key point, though, is to work on one thing at a time. Don”t
try to conquer all issues (boredom, over-eating, smoking, work,
family, etc) all at once.
Finally, I”d recommend reading “ACQYR GROWTH” for more ideas,
tips and tricks to lead yourself towards positive progression.
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Best of luck. I know you can accomplish what you set out for!