What day better to get back on track again than Monday? It is the same as New Year’s resolutions. Start good at the start of a new day. Maybe it is symbolic to start with good habits on Monday, but it could be that that is just the push I need. Just start doing better, feeling better, at the start of a new week. Starting with something at the start of something. But it wasn’t the case that I really felt terrible or something. I just couldn’t find the energy to do something productive. I could keep going on about that feeling, and that my head just wasn’t in the right place, but I don’t want to. I’d rather think about moving forward, and get back on track again.
Ever since I came back from my holiday in Spain, I’ve been feeling kinda down. I still enjoy doing things, but it is just the immense decrease of energy that has been bothering me. Of course I didn’t think that going to Spain would be the miracle cure to everything I’ve been dealing with lately. During my stay there though, I really thought that I’ve got my priorities straight again. I made plans, and was really motivated. I even started a new blogging series: Path Of Life. So how come all this good energy was gone after I got back home again?
After I wrote the blog “Where will you end up in 5 years?“, I started to think a lot about the life paths that I’m on right now, and if I want to keep going down those paths. Do they lead me to experiencing a fulfilling life? If they do not, I’ll need to change something. I need to create a new path. But how do I do that? Writing these blogs will also be a journey for myself, seeing where my current paths will lead me, and also creating new paths. I could look for some kind of blueprint for goal-setting, but to be honest, I want to create that blueprint myself. The thing I need, is a blueprint which I can use for creating new paths, which may be completely different from each other. But I also hope, that when you also want to go down this path, that my experiences will help you.
If you keep going down the path you’re on, where will you end up in 5 years? Are you happy with what you see? If not, do everything within your power to change the path you’re on. Reinvent yourself, learn new skills, pursue that one thing that peaks your interest right now. Don’t spent time going down the path you’re currently on, when you already know that you won’t be happy where you will end up. Life is too short to keep on going down unsatisfying paths for too long. Create the path you want to walk, and do it as soon as possible.
We cannot always control what happens to us, but we can always decide how we react to it. Recently I’ve heard many stories from people, who are only complaining how life treats them badly. Almost none of them wants to realize that they have the choice to react on life whichever way they want to. Everyone has their struggles, small or big, but it is all about your reaction to those struggles, to decide what the final outcome will be.