Wellness

Stuck in a rut

Yep; that’s currently me. Stuck in a rut.

Tired, unmotivated, unfulfilled… does this sound familiar to anyone else? Please tell me I’m not alone!

Should I just delete my blog and not bother anymore? Should I keep working on my blog to try and grow it? Should I find a new hobby? … These are all the questions that are running through my head all the time at the moment.

Same sh*t different day 

Here’s the thing; I changed my hours at work so that I work 4 long days allowing me to have a day off in the week. The plan for that day off was to spend it working on my blog and working on handmade crafts as that’s what I enjoy doing. But hello motivation?! Where are you? I get to my day off and I feel really tired and then I have no motivation to do anything. I’m feeling as though that ‘what’s the point?’ attitude has taken over and I’m not sure how to shift it.

My life feels like a circle of go to work, come home and eat dinner, feel tired and unmotivated and then go to bed. Then we repeat again the next day… and just keep repeating this circle.

I feel like my life has no purpose  

Up until the last couple of years, I feel as though I always had a purpose in life. I went to University and got a degree in Graphic Arts, I started a teacher training course (although totally hated it so dropped out and got a full-time job instead). I met Shaun and over time we started saving to buy a house which gave me something to focus on. Once we bought our house we spent months and months renovating it before we moved in. We enjoyed our first Christmas together in our house and adopted a cat so we have a little fur baby to look after… But now everything seems to have gone totally stale. I suddenly feel like I have no purpose in life and I’m not really sure what I’m doing anymore.

Don’t get me wrong I completely appreciate the situation that I’m in. The fact that I’m in a happy relationship and that I own a house and have a beautiful fur baby. I’m so grateful for all of these things.

I’ve always been someone that strives off of success and learning/ creating.

I always feel like I need something to focus on to keep me busy and I guess that’s what I’m really lacking at the moment. This blog has always been my ‘thing’ to focus on and pour my heart and soul in to. But I feel like I’ve totally lost my way with this blog right now.

Have you ever felt like this? How did you get out of the situation? I’d love to hear from you!

Charlotte xx

*** Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash ***

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  • Cat

    I totally get what you mean as someone who also puts a lot of stake into success, learning and creating! Try and focus on the things you are grateful for and the work you have put in to achieve those things. If it’s any consolation, I love your blog. But I also know how it feels to be a bit directionless with it. Take some time to think about what you want it to be and plan some ideas to get you there. I promise this feeling will pass and that it doesn’t have to be a cycle! x

    November 7, 2019 at 9:05 PM Reply
    • Charlotte Shares

      Thank you so much for your comment; it honestly means so much to know that people actually like my blog! I’m glad I’m not alone with this feeling … I think I just need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and then go from there! Xx

      November 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM Reply
  • Lauren

    I got like this last year with my blog. Taking some time away from my blog, getting some fresh air, getting creative and just writing what I want from my blog. Whenever I feel like in any aspect of my life, I take a step back and focus on the positive aspects! Thank you for sharing this post. Your blog is lovely x

    November 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM Reply
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