Can you honestly tell when you are just, “Going through the motions” on something? It is funny how we may recognize it and may not want to admit it right away. There may be some things we do so often that we don’t even pay much attention to what we are doing any longer. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “Going Through the Motions.”
It is astonishing how many things we may take for granted because we just do them on autopilot. Could it be that we have been too comfortable with the very things we longed for or desired after we obtained them? Also, the fact that we have the ability to do certain things that may be too hard or even impossible for someone else, should never be taken lightly. Yet are we ‘going through the motions’ and not really appreciating these things at all?
There are moments when you might have been passionate about doing something/s and now you are getting tired of doing it and/or may not even care too much about accomplishing it anymore. I think we can all become what may appear to be “burnt out” but it is important to acknowledge why we do the things we are doing in the first place.
For some, it can seem meaningless to consider an ability to smell or taste until you do not have that capacity any longer. Another example could be that you once longed to achieve certain tasks and produce certain things. Maybe you even researched how you could do this and now that you have achieved this skill, are you taking it for granted?
At some point, it is important and necessary to recognize when you may be just, “going through the motions” on some things. This honest, self-evaluation of where you are in life helps you to regain purposeful focus to continue on. As you pay attention to how you feel about the things you are doing, you begin to recognize the areas that you might need to improve, take breaks from, have a re-set on these things, or even learn to do them in a different way to continue to appreciate each.
I understand life happens and there are moments when we feel like we need breaks. Self-care is not selfish. We might need to take space from the things we once enjoyed. Perhaps we have taken these things for granted and have forgotten their importance and why we are doing them in the first place. No matter where you are at this moment, take time to evaluate yourself and see if there are things you have begun to take for granted. Do you feel, ‘burnt out?’ Do you need a break? Have you forgotten the purpose of why you are doing the very things you are doing on autopilot? Like anything in life, when you acknowledge where you are and what you need to work on, will then cause you to begin to perceive life differently and will help you to gain a better understanding of how to improve.
Will you take a moment to share if you have felt like you were just ‘going through the motions’ on anything? What did you do to help what you were feeling? It is important that we do not become embittered by the very thing that we once felt was a blessing or an answer to prayer. Whether it is our health, a relationship, a job, an experience etc. decide today that you will be honest about where you are and if you need to adjust because you are just, ‘going through the moments.’
Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing your story. I have learned the importance of self-evaluation and understand that it is a consist part of life. In order to do better we need to be honest in our reflection. There may be things that need to be added and subtracted. When we do so, we will see better results.
Don’t let anyone or anything make you believe you are stuck.
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