Did you ever want to stop and take time off for yourself?

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  1. K Kiss profile image57
    K Kissposted 11 years ago

    Did you ever want to stop and take time off for yourself?

    What I mean is did you want to take time off for yourself at a moment in life when you have actually achieved all that you hoped to achieve by a certain period of your life and yet want to put a pause or even give it all away to gather your thoughts?
    Personally I feel like I have hit a dead in the the maze of life where I have studied what I wanted to, got the job I wanted to get and yet desire time off to compose myself. Every choice we make leads us to a different life and it should be permissible to really put a pause and head in a different direction.
    Did you ever feel that?

  2. profile image0
    stessilyposted 11 years ago

    Almost every day of my life I have the desire to stop and take off time for myself. There is a basic disconnect at any given time in life between inner and outer realities, expectations, and aspirations. The hustle and bustle that jumbles through daily life may be inspirational for some, but the deep reflectivity which usually changes directions, goals, etc., basically requires a break from routine, a withdrawing from the known and familiar.

  3. Nat Amaral profile image59
    Nat Amaralposted 11 years ago

    Most definitely.  I used to feel this way many times when I lived in the Okanagan region of BC.  There was a point in my life that I swear I almost went crazy.  Once I hit thirty, I had met three significant difference in my life:  One wouldn't let me go even though he had a crazy in his life, a kindhearted man who has trouble getting out of difficult relationships, and one who merely wanted a free housekeeper and a babysitter.  Once I had moved out of that area and moved up north, everything had changed.  It was still crazy at first, but this is the first winter in years which I don't feel suicidal, depressed, or down.  I truly feel the reason for that is because of the choice of friends I've made, the places I volunteer at, and my dear landlady who has been very protective of me.  I honestly feel that the place I moved to was a blessing, and I have God and my friends to thank for that.

  4. thumbi7 profile image62
    thumbi7posted 11 years ago

    I always want to stop and take time off for myself which is not possible because of the multiple roles I play in life. I cannot actually afford to travel to other places and enjoy a holiday for myself. So I have adopted a technique of taking a break of half an hour everyday to myself from all the other responsibilities.

  5. danielleantosz profile image77
    danielleantoszposted 11 years ago

    not yet, but I look forward to the day.  When you meet all of your goals I think its time to make some new ones!

  6. edhan profile image36
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I have already gone through the first chapter of my life. The next chapter will be the journey till the end of life.

    I am now in the second and final chapter of my life. In search of the truth what life is all about. I have struggled through as a baby, a child, a teenager, adulthood and now a family man with children of my own.

    Guess now I am ready to search the truth about our life as a human being. Why are we here? There is always a purpose in life. I believe what I am searching for is the enlightenment in the way of life.

    If I finally find it then there will be no re-incarnation for me otherwise I will again reborn to start all over again. That is what I think my life is about.

    This is where I stop and taking time off to search for my truth in life.

  7. style-of-life profile image59
    style-of-lifeposted 11 years ago

    I just did 5 months ago by quitting my job! I recon everybody should do this once in while. Everyone is just too caught up in their everyday routine. Take a shot, take a chance. Do what ever you feel like. It's your life, you're only blessed with it once!

  8. JenJen0703 profile image84
    JenJen0703posted 11 years ago

    I would love to take time off for myself, but with college tying up my schedule, I cannot accomplish this.  I attend college 50 weeks out of the year.  I am also in the process of starting an online business, and that is taking up close to 12 hours a day of my time.  Someday, when I complete some of my goals, I will take time off for myself.

  9. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    Life is a personal journey. I'm constantly evaluating my options and making (choices) on how I want to spend my time, pursuing new goals/dreams, and crossing things off my "bucket list". lol!
    Seriously (life is what YOU make it) Time is the most precious commodity on earth because no one knows how much we have left. We have to make it count!
    Rich or poor, attractive or not, in the end we're all going to die.
    "The world may not owe you anything but you owe yourself the world...."

  10. cobrien profile image61
    cobrienposted 11 years ago

    I have to have alone time every few days to regroup and reenergize my batteries.

  11. K Kiss profile image57
    K Kissposted 11 years ago

    People it really does feel good to know that I am not the only one going through this stage. I recently became a barrister from Lincoln's inn and started working for a set of chambers and now that I achieved all that (all hard earned I tell you), I feel very dissatisfied with life. It is not that I hate my work or the pressure but rather the whole concept of giving away my life. I always aspired to be a writer at heart and at a stage like this in my life I constantly think of switching my career or at least putting a stop to it for a few months to regroup my thoughts and really start writing a novel. I intend to get married around december 2012 and I need to save up money for that so it is a very tough decision that I am facing. I usually let my heart decide the course of my life but this once I am lost sad

  12. eye say profile image74
    eye sayposted 11 years ago

    Indeed I do. I was unfortunate enough to be forced to stop and reevaluate due to illness.

    And I do believe that change is a good thing and ok to do. Whenever I reach a life goal I set a new one , and I take my time if I need to in deciding it.

    Take a breather if you want to and can. Make a list of what you LIKE to do and see if there's a new exciting direction you hadn't thought of before waiting for you.


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