Have you been a point in your life where everything you do just seems to be going by the motions with no real purpose or energy to them? Perhaps you just recently have gone through such a process, or are doing so now.
I know the feeling well, and you know what I think it is actually quite natural to have periodical moments in one’s life where we end up being in a “funk” so to speak where we are not sure why we are doing what we are doing in order to “renew” ourselves so to speak.
When we go about our everyday lives and do the things we do, we do them for certain reasons. Those reasons are what drive us through each day and keep us going. However, a lot of what we do can lead us to be living repetitive lives in that we do not put much thought into some of the things we do each day anymore because we already know that they need to be done.
This developing of repetitiveness can be and is a very good thing in a lot of ways because it does make our everyday lives a little easy in going about our tasks. The danger lies in becoming too reliant upon the repetitiveness of our duties/responsibilities and things to do that we only remember that we need to see them through and complete but not the reason/s why we need to.
When we lose our sense of purpose or forget the reasons why we are doing the things we do on a regular basis, we tend to overtime lose interest in continuing them when doing so clashes with being able to do something else that catches our attention/interest or we get frustrated and perhaps even angry with ourselves and our lives when the repetitiveness of what we are currently doing gets in the way and prevents us from doing anything else and takes away any enjoyment out of life.
It is around this point in our lives or perhaps a little bit just before that I think we tend to get into that “funk” of not really having the energy or motivation in doing and carrying our everyday tasks and things to do. This causes us to really start to question once again what and why we are doing with our lives. The “funk” in our lives is very much I have come to believe from my own experiences with it to be a “defensive mechanism” in a way because it forces us to come to terms before any real harm is done or we miss out on too many opportunities that come our way in life.
The “funk” itself does not lead us to question what we are doing in our everyday lives and why but does leads to start that questioning which in turn leads us to once again know just why we have been doing everything that we do in our everyday lives. We are then able to either recommit to it all or “change directions” in. our lives and start over so to speak. We are able to renew our lives!
What are your thoughts and viewpoints on the matter? All opinions are welcomed and wanted.
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