Unhealthy habits begin when we get stifled and we look for immediate gratification
Long term goals can get exhausting, like planning for your retirement at 30 years of age; or your job and relationships are just a repeat unconscious actions.
Unhealthy habits form to replace nature’s endorphins.
Boredom & Rockbottom have two things in common
1. They both become difficult to recognise the self half we do
Addictive habits form that produce very little return; like countless hours on social media among other mutually fruitless addictive habits
We put on unexplained weight
We self medicate
We discard relationships that meant the world to us
Our concentration fades etc..
2. They both isolate us from everything that gives meaning to life
In the constant cycle of instant gratification we fail to recognise renewal is within our grasp
They both keep us in the dark where very little grows
They both breed negativity and paranoias, where our mental health is under attack
There’s only one way we can go when we’re Bored or have hit Rockbottom
We can seek health again
Just like a person drowning, there’s no shame in seeking help
The ability to get back on course is literally a decision away, even though it may take a while to fully recover
The reward of truly feeling again and seeing the light of day will far outweigh the boredom you’ve found yourself in.
You must understand, you are not alone and you don’t have to believe that you are alone.
My latest favourite quote by Edward Markham ‘Choices are the hinges of destiny’ is as true right now in your state of boredom.
Make one choice today that focuses on long term health rather than instant gratification.
Just one choice!
And then another!
Repeat this process for the next 27 days and watch a fresh habit form and your energy levels return replacing the boredom.
You’re not a bad person, you’ve just made unhealthy choices when it all got too hard. Comfort yourself knowing that billions of people around the world have been here or will visit this space of Boredom and Rockbottom.
Make just one choice today!