What do I mean by living a “ground hog day” experience?
After 45 days now of the stay at home, I have begun to feel like Bill Murray, throughout most of the 1993 movie, Ground Hog Day.
If you haven’t seen it, Bill’s character, Phil, wakes up day after day, reliving the same day.
Phil was an arrogant newsman, sent on assignment, to cover ground hog day on February 2nd.
You could see from the start; Phil had an attitude problem.
In contrast to the beginning of the movie, by the end, he became a hugely different man.
Phil began to learn about himself and the others around him.
Due to living the same day repeatedly, he began to choose to react differently each day, learning new things.
Choosing kindness and understanding rather than irritation and frustration, changed how he felt about living the same day over again.
Consequently, Phil became a man other people wanted to be around, as he was living his life each day in joy and being of service.
Because I don’t like to spoil the end of movies, I’ll leave it here.
I highly recommend you watch it though! Lots of laughs throughout too. We all need to laugh more don’t you agree?
First, where I’m concerned, I needed to write this today to help me shift my own attitude.
As our stay at home orders were extended two more weeks, I’ve felt sad and an array of emotions.
Hence, telling my sisters and Hale, I was losing my inspiration. Living with all the boundaries we are living now, has become a struggle.
How are you doing living in this upside-down world?
Please share with me what you’re doing to shift your attitude. I need others inspiration a lot now.
I just asked my mom on the phone if she had any inspiration, I could share with you. She said, “I think my inspiration has expired”.
Given that comment, I am aware of many, needing inspirations now.
As a result of my mom’s health challenges, this has caused a shift in my attitude as well as the stay at home.
My usual living in joy, is something I really need to work on and strive for.
However, my parents and I do have faith in God.
I really can’t imagine what we would be feeling if we didn’t .
Plus, the tools I have shared here in my articles, have helped me.
Finally, I do know it is up to me, as I’m living in a ground hog day existence, to keep doing things that help me as I move forward.
Above all, I need to shift my feelings to joy and hope, each day.
As I adopt this, like Phil in the movie, I will come out of this much stronger and better on the other side.
With love and appreciation for being able to process, as I write these articles,
Here is a link to an article that I liked on this topic. Maybe you will too.
The photo above, came from this link: