Stop Waiting, Start Living: What To Do When Life Is On Pause

Take baby steps instead of waiting for something big to happen.

Melissa Chu
Publishous

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photo credit: Dzung S

It’s been a hard year.

Over the past several months, we’ve been faced with challenges that none of us have had to deal with before. All of a sudden, everybody’s lives have changed dramatically.

We can’t celebrate special occasions with loved ones for safety reasons. Many of us are struggling to cope with a mix of emotions, such as fear, sadness, and loneliness. It feels like everything is just hanging in the air, full of uncertainty.

When will it end? And what do we do in the meantime?

The easiest and most obvious answer is: wait. Wait. That’s a heavy word.

Waiting can mean a number of things. It can mean literally standing or sitting somewhere, letting the time pass until something happens. Waiting to check out groceries. Waiting for your appointment.

But waiting can also happen in the background. You wait for better days while enduring the bad ones. You wait for an opportunity.

The problem with waiting is that it’s incredibly scary. You’re investing time into wanting a certain outcome. And will it happen?

Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on what you’re waiting for.

Waiting can mean fantasizing about an imagined future. A future that, if and when you reach it, possibly means disappointment at reality.

Waiting is…

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Melissa Chu
Publishous

I write about living better, creating great work, and making an impact. Get your guide to achieving your goals at http://jumpstartyourdreamlife.com/welcome.