Groundhog Day – when every day seems to repeat itself, when we find ourselves seemingly on a hamster wheel, following the ‘same old, same old’ routine day after day. To some extent we all experience this, and we do it by choice because its reassuring, or comforting to know how each day is going to unfold. It feels safe.
But, at the same time, although giving us some ‘certainty’ it also creates uncertainty. “What could I be doing today instead of this boring work, this tedious commute, this seemingly ‘dead end’ job or role. When will it all end?”
Why do we get into this situation? It’s because of the choices and decisions we make which – don’t get me wrong – are probably the right thing to do, the right way to g, at the time. I know, I’ve done it more than once (or twice . . .). The trouble is we either don’t think it through fully or we don’t have all the information we need to make a long term arrangement.
To get ‘out’ of the routine and off the hamster wheel before it develops into drudgery we need to make another decision – the decision to stop, and at the same time create a vision of where we want to go next.