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TREADING ON THE HAMSTERWHEEL - WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT IT?

 

I was stuck on a hamster wheel. It was my own fault.

 

I had a full-time position in the finance sector and worked as an intercultural trainer in my free time. I commuted more than three hours every day by car and train. I spent my short evenings in the gym, at networking events, singing with my choir and trying to meet up with friends. On weekends I tried to do some more sports, spend time with my partner, cook something healthy and to maintain contact with my family in Germany. But instead of feeling energised by all my activities, I felt exhausted. 

 

This is how my body reacted:

Just a normal life – or maybe not? It didn’t work out. I started burning out. At, first, I became aware of some physical manifestations. I noticed

  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches and back pain
  • Muscular tension
  • Worsening eyesight
  • Constant fatigue
  • Weakened immune system

Then my soul started reacting too and I started struggling emotionally:

  • Continuous self-doubt and...
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GET OUT OF THE RUT

Are you fed up with being stuck in your hamster wheel?

Tired of the stress, the pressure, the rush-rush-rush and the give-me-more?

Do you have the daunting feeling that you are missing out on your life, that you see it passing by as if observing it from a fast moving train?

 

When was the last time you took a time-out to reflect on your life’s direction? Would you like to take stock of your current situation and refocus on the essential, but you just can’t find the time to do in the middle of your busy life? 

You know that there is a lot of promise, of unrealized potential in you – your creativity, your compassion, your dreams. But you are stuck in the tunnel vision of the hamster wheel – a wheel in which you labor, rush around and burn yourself out. A wheel that is turning quicker and quicker but never reaches a destination. 

The steps of the hamster wheel are manifold and individual. The common denominator is that all people who are treading...

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