As it’s truly quoted by Mark Twain,
“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE! DREAM! DISCOVER!”
It happens to the best of us…time and again that we are working on some task or improving skills or writing book or starting business etc. and we find ourselves stuck at one point and this happens over and over again. Have you given any serious thought to it some time?
For some reasons or the other but this happens with me a lot, as I usually keep on trying my hands on various things and I realize in the beginning phase of it everything seems easy since I am into the explorative stage into that area and I want to gather knowledge of it as much as I can. In the initial phase even the little success appears to be a big one but as we move ahead on this, the path to it becomes tougher and we start facing challenges. And then comes a point wherein we somehow realize that we have begun to lose our interest into it and we start feeling like all the work done till now is irrelevant and lost. We feel disappointed and start feeling like a looser from inside. We slide into a self-created shell and keep thinking about our task.
This feeling of doubting oneself and the decisions made used to daunt me and I always felt less confident because of the same. These situations made me think about the solution and I came up with one thing which suits me overcoming the same. Later on, I realized the solution could prove to be helpful to many as I am not the only one feeling stuck. I believe you would like to know more about the solution, let’s hop on to next lines to learn more.
My solution is simple: the moment you feel as stuck with a problem, first thing you need to do is get out of that self-created shell which one can do that by calming our mind. Second immediate thing which is needed by our mind is a completely different set of content or activity to be done. Our mind has so many various segments to store and entertain different levels and genre of content, but via continually feeding similar type of content we get our mind bored & our learning slows down in turn. By saying different content means, start doing something different than you’re currently feeling bored with like read books, play some games (indoors/outdoors), go for a park run or gym or watch lot of movies/web series or just relax. This exercise will help you relax your mind and will provide an absolutely different perspective to your thinking towards life. I have personally felt many a times that I have been able to grab some brilliant ideas via this process and used it later on as my tasks on my diary. I am not referring to wastage of our time but we can equip our brain with something different so it can relax and work properly as monotony sucks hard sometimes.
I’m listing few things which I started doing for relaxing my mind below:
- Reading Books
- Playing games
- Watching movies or serials
- Writing blog
- Playing with Pets
- Watching motivational videos
- Short vacations
- Meeting with Friends
I keep adding or removing items from this list as per my mood, as it really helps me stay concentrated on everything I do. Every day counts and there are lot of things which you want to accomplish in every single minute of the day; you can do it all only when your mind and soul are relaxed.
Next time when you feel stuck don’t try to fight with it by treating it as a problem, try to step up the process and relax your mind. It will certainly help you move forward in the direction of your dreams.