Am I Sleepwalking Through Life?

Sleepwalking through life is a real thing! And I didn’t realise I was doing it until I came across an article about it! Have a look at my blog post, you may be doing it too!

I’m not sure if this happens to anyone else, but when I go away for extended periods of time, I seem to return feeling very lost and very unmotivated, almost like a zombie. Returning back from a holiday or from being overseas for an extended period of time is SO HARD. After being in the USA for 6 months I came home and felt like I didn’t belong and that I had to leave again! But life just seemed to turn into complete shit show. I stopped working out, I lost touch with a lot of friends and I just flatlined. Recently I have read some articles on ‘Sleepwalking in Life’ and I was surprised to find out that It was actually a thing and that I myself may be doing it.

I find myself mistaking life for what it should be. To quote the article I read: “You’re not aware of who you are or how you fit into the big picture of life. You don’t know what your purpose is. You’re likely just reacting to life instead of creating the life you want”

And that is exactly how I feel! While I sometimes have my moments of awakening and realisation, I still find myself getting lost in the daily grind. This article talked about some of the signs of ‘sleepwalking’ which include:

  • You wake up, go to work, eat dinner, watch tv, go to bed
  • You eat without thinking about what you are eating
  • You treat your body like shit
  • You don’t make time for yourself
  • You don’t feel in control of your own life
  • You don’t feel empowered
  • You look at celebrities as role models
  • Your goals are mostly financial and material
  • You feel that stress and unease are just normal parts of everyday life
  • You repeat the same patterns of activities every day without awareness
  • You depend on caffeine, alcohol, or other drugs to cope with your pain
  • You habitually look to buy products to solve your problems
  • You shop because it makes you feel better
  • You frequently gripe or complain about other people or circumstances
  • You do things because you “should” not because you want to
  • You tend to be busy but not productive
  • You are mostly unaware of how your thoughts and emotions affect your life
  • You feel uncomfortable being alone with your own thoughts
  • You endlessly scroll through Facebook or social media without awareness
  • You are convinced that sometime in the future you’ll be happy

So how can I get out of this slump? How can I be aware more times than not during the day and be in a more conscious state of being? This definitely got me thinking and is pushing me towards ‘waking up’ both physically and mentally! What do you do to be in the moment and be your most authentic self that gets the most out of life?

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