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Hamster wheel of life

Spinning, but Going Nowhere

Do you know that familiar feeling of disappointment when you realize that your life-changing new year's resolution has faded away before February even started and you see yourself stopping all the exercising and healthy lifestyle you have only recently took up?

Most of us have a temporary desire for a change. Since new years seem to be the beginnings of something new, we like to enter the year motivated, both guns blazing, full of decisions and determinations. However, once life hits us with a well-known daily grind, we lose the motivation and, like hamsters on a spinning wheel, make all our previous efforts futile since we have gone nowhere, regardless of the high hopes.

If this is your story as well, maybe you should stop and think why spinning the hamster wheel is a bad thing. Namely, you plan a destination, have all the right motivation and you are ready to undergo the hard trip of staying fit, eating healthy and leading a positive life. However, you step on a hamster wheel and, even though you start spinning, you soon stop and return to the previous state, having done nothing, when you look at it from a wider perspective.

Therefore, once you decide to do something with you life, you should stay motivated and promise yourself that you will not stop until you reach your destination, no matter the price, no matter the problems. For this, you will need lots of will-power, tons of determination and a pile of self-confidence, sprinkled with perseverance.

How To Get Out of the Hamster Wheel?

First, you need to know what you want. Take a sheet of paper and divide it into three columns. In the first one, make a list of things you want. This can be related to health, well-being, material stuff or anything else. The second column should have the benefits you could provide yourself with, once you had the previously mentioned items. Finally, the third column should be filled with the actual benefits of these benefits. This way, you will have a broad overview of your desires and the logic behind them, knowing what you want, why you want it and why it is good for you.

Then, turn the page and start developing a plan regarding achieving all the things you want in the most productive way. If you can merge several things in one solution, do it. Think about things you want, be realistic and develop logical, creative and achievable plans you can follow systematically.

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