- The takeaway from this episode is … a repetitious life happens when you think this world is all there is – missing the point in being here.
- Here’s what this will do for you … once you begin to experience where you came from, in your beforelife, and why you’re here, the excitement about being here will return.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … investigate your “beforelife” because it will remind you who you are and why you were so anxious to come here.
Most people live a life of repetition.
What is this life? It’s a repetitive occurrence of all the same things you do each day you are alive. If you are single you get up, go to school or work, come home, eat, relax, go to sleep and repeat this the next day. Where did the excitement go that you felt so strongly when you first arrived?
If you are a parent you get up, get the kids up and ready for school, while you get ready for work, drop them off or get them to the bus, and rush to your job. After work, you hurry to get home so you can hopefully spend some time with the kids. Then you make dinner, help them with school work, and get them to bed on time. It doesn’t leave much time for you, especially if you are a single parent.
Some people will say that repetition or routine is good once you get used to it. But how do you ever get used to being exhausted all the time because of a boring routine? Why do people allow themselves to fall into a routine of repetition? It’s because it’s easy to fall into. It sneaks up on you. It happened from adding just one more thing to your “to-do” list. Each day your “to-do” list kept growing larger. Before you knew it, your entire day was taken up with a routine of things to do.
This life of repetition is why so many people get burned out by the time they’re in their 40s, and sometimes sooner.
It’s around this time in their lives that they begin to think, “Is this all there is?” “Is this what I came here to do in this lifetime?” “There’s got to be something else, anything else! But even if I could identify it, how would I have time to do it? This is when the gnawing in your stomach that something is wrong or amiss in your life gets worse and worse.
This is when you hit your limit and become creative.
Do not tell yourself that it’s just the way it is and I’ll tolerate it. You need to have some quiet time alone where you can breathe and meditate on your life the way it is right now and how you want it to be in the future, which starts now. If you continue this cycle of mindless repetition it will lead to a dead-end existence. Looking back, all you will feel is regret.
CALL TO ACTION:
- It’s very easy to fall into a life of repetition. It’s a trap that requires your full attention to get out of it.
- Once you are in it you can even mistake it for a routine that you convinced yourself you enjoy.
- In order to get out of this rinse-and-repeat lifestyle, you must stop and break your pattern in any way possible.
HOW IT WORKS: It’s your wake-up call the moment repetition starts to bore you.
This feeling hit me when I was 35 years old. I talk about it in my book, Guided. The way I handled it was, I started taking dream classes at night while continuing what had become a repetitive life of designing and building homes. It turned out that taking dream classes was the first action I needed to take, so everything else could start to unfold naturally.
Although my Spirit Guides told me seven years earlier that real estate would never be the same for me, I hung onto it because I didn’t know how else to make a living at that time. Real estate became my albatross. The upside was the void I felt from the boring repetition that pushed me through it and into my purpose.
What I learned from the dream classes led me to everything else. It turned out to be my yellow brick road guiding me to my true destination, the work I do now – this project. This is the guidance I followed when I started writing in my journal at seven years old, and what they meant by getting creative and starting where you are right now. To track your progress, write in your journal for 15 minutes a day. Over the course of writing in your journal every single day and reviewing what you wrote in chronological order, will bring clarity to your life. ~ Linda Deir