Many times, writing can be a tedious and time-consuming job that can leave you almost asleep at the keyboard, after many hours. Even when you take short breaks, and pour the coffee to no end, this may happen. For when I feel in a Zombie state, I have a quick remedy that seems to work for me – Citrus spray. I spray it around the room, and a few minutes later, I feel focused and even re-energized. I used Pure Citrus, and eco-friendly and natural brand. It also comes in a mix of vanilla with citrus or lavender with citrus, but the main citrus aroma seems to overwhelm the vanilla and lavender scents, so you mostly smell the citrus. It works for me, it may work for you too. Just sharing this simple trick.
I guess it happens in your early forties, but suddenly, you find yourself questioning everything around you – the universe, society, career, friendships … and how you have lived your entire life. The only thing not being questioned is family – because you are stuck with it. Somehow, nothing seems to make sense, or at least, have the same meaning it had. It could be a dramatic experience for many, or an exciting period in your life. You can analyze everything to exhaustion and become depressed, or you can just enjoy the sudden jolt of enlightenment that seems to break you in halves.
Eventually, like everything, it will pass, and you will emerge once more. Depending on what you made of the experience, you will emerge strong or vulnerable – but no matter what, it is still you. I am convinced that midlife crisis happens for a reason – it is necessary to ground you once more, just as the “terrible twos” or the “challenging teens.” Will it happen around your sixties, eighties …? Who knows. Me Who, What, Huh?