Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. (And Die of Boredom)

atuck in a rut, stuck in a routine, bored with life

I feel like I’ve been banging on quite a bit lately about just feeling a bit blah. I don’t want to be a moaner, or be a constant downer; however for the past few months I’ve just felt a little bit down in the dumps. I’ve had no motivation to do anything and a lot of things have suffered as a result. Blog included. Soz.

However after going on and on about feeling crap I think I have worked out what is wrong. And it is nowhere near as technical or hard-hitting as I’d assume. In reality I’m just bored. I think that I’ve been struggling because I’ve had nothing to look forward to, nothing new. It’s been the same routine, day in day out. Sleep, eat, work, repeat.

Woe is me and my full-time job and stable home-life.

To be fair, I am a bit embarrassed that it has took me this long to work out that I’m bored with the way my life is at the moment. I’m also a tad embarrassed to be admitting that I’m bored; because aren’t all bloggers/young professionals supposed to be living glittery, glamorous exciting lives?

Annnnnyway, in an effort to bring back a bit of variety, I’m aiming to include something a little bit new or different every week or so. This week I’m off to a kettlercise class.

Although I’ve been to kettlercise classes before I am slightly nervous. I enjoyed it when I went last time (for a grand total of 6 weeks) but spent most of the class flailing about at the back gasping for breath. While the two 60 year olds there bobbed merrily along at the front wearing a variety of support straps; true story.

I’m also a bit worried about my gym gear – I’ve never been an avid gym bunny (can you tell?) so my entire collection currently consists of one ‘proper’ sports t-shirt, a pair of leggings (that fall down, but aren’t transparent) and two pairs of tracksuit bottoms, one of which is missing in action.

I’m not going to be the girl with the hot bod, in coordinating bits of bright lycra, Instagraming weight-training selfies. I’ll be the slightly chubby lass looking sweaty in mis-matched clothes… keeping it real, babes.

I haven’t as yet worked out what I will be trying in the coming few weeks, but surely the spontaneity of that just adds to it? I’m writing this blog post for two reasons a) because I want to explain why the blog has been a bit naff recently and why I’ve been so negative. And b) because I think that it is easy to fall into a routine, routines are easy, routines are safe, routines mean you always know roughly what you’ll be doing.

However routines can become ruts. So if you too have been feeling a bit crap, or realise you’re in a rut; try something new. And let me know what it is so that I can steal your awesome ideas for activities.

 

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