Taking a Break


Have you ever felt like you can’t really define what you want to do in life, because you are surrounded by a pool of options? Do you feel like you just don’t have any time for yourself because of your crazy 9 to 5 job? Do you have a dream that you want to work towards achieving, but don’t know where to start?

If your answer to any of the above is a yes, then maybe it’s time to hit the pause button. During the roller coaster ride of life, all of us are bound to feel lost at one time or the other.

Although we all start with a clear picture of what the future should look like in our head, things end up becoming hazy after a while. We start questioning ourselves about why we are doing the things we do and whether or not we are moving in the right direction. And after all the brainstorming, we come to a conclusion that there’s no point of thinking, because we are reasonably happy in the place that we are in, and things “seem okay”.

Most of us leave things at that. But do we really realize what we are losing out on? Isn’t a feeling of satisfaction with what we have achieved essential in order to keep us motivated? What must we do to make sure that we do not let go of our aspirations and goals while we follow a monotonous routine?

The answer is simple – “Take a break. This may mean leaving a job which you don’t like at all, deciding to launch your own venture, studying for a competitive exam or switching your career path.

Initially, it may seem frustrating, as you’re probably going to be “sitting at home” for a while. You might have to keep answering questions about why you are not out there, in the wild goose chase like others. But no matter how tough things get, RELAX, because it’s absolutely normal.

And believe it or not, it actually pays off at the end.

Take the leap. Hit pause. Let the storm pass. Be patient.

 There’s always more to life than you think.

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