Sometimes, against all odds, life continues. At other times, it stops with no previous warning. Baffling, to say the least!

What does that tell us? Well, I see it as a call to action. If you live, you must do. Do what? That depends on what is meaningful to you. I know one thing for sure, if you stop doing whatever matters to you, you will soon cease to exist in one way or another.

Ever noticed that when boredom sets in your creativity dims rapidly. Your desire to act, perform, accomplish dwindles and soon you start having non-days. When the non-days turn into non-months, non-years, you cease to exist in a certain way.

Life is meant to be lived, so when you sense that too many things become meaningless, it’s time to push yourself into action. If you lack the motivation, seek out friends, groups or simply, meaning in any way that is appealing to you.

Think! What have you not tried or done? Explore new venues and don’t stop until you find something of interest. If you are breathing, if you are alive, just push off excuses and get out there in any way that is suitable to you.

If you’ve let yourself be trapped in non-days too long, those first steps towards action will be difficult, maybe even excruciating. Ease into it by taking little steps, setting little goals. Have a friend accompany you in your exploration. If being useful appeals to you, plunge into some voluntary work that you find appealing. You can even try getting a tiny little part-time job in something totally different just to get-up and go. Experiencing new things is a great way to learn and grow.

Trust yourself to know what’s right for you and go for it. You’ll be amazed at the transformation that will take place within yourself! It’s sort of like renovating a house. You’ll still keep the usual, comforting essential, yet the new will spice up the secure setting and complete the interior in an awesome, sparkly way!

Happy Trails!

Elizabeth McNally
Mentor & Licensed Certified EI Coach

Author's Bio: 



I work with resilient, determined men and women, of all ages and of all walks of life, who are presently overwhelmed by a sudden loss, struggle, or situation, and have no intent of letting this overpower them. They aim to clarify this situation, explore effective solutions and take productive action.

What differentiates me are my 17 years of experience as a Mentor & Coach, a pertinent Career and life experiences, a Master’s degree and training in Emotional Intelligence which enables me to better perceive my clients’ needs. Because of this, I know how to help my clients clarify their thoughts, pinpoint issues and take concrete, suitable action to solve the problem, in record time.

My clients then regain the appealing glow and spark of the keen, confident, energetic people they’ve always been. They walk away with the pride and triumphant joy of having overcome.