For someone who’s usually on the front line, waiting on the sideline is one of the hardest things you think you could be in.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt, to wallow in misery and self-pity, feel irrelevant and stuck. But remember that waiting is also part of the journey. There are other things that can be found in it, not just struggle. There’s beauty and tons of opportunity.
So instead of locking yourself up in your dark bedroom when life is taking its time, here are some things to remember and do to win the waiting game:
1. Organise and clean your space.
It’s actually therapeutic. Move some furniture, rearrange your closet, give away things you’re no longer using. A change in the environment can soothe the soul, and allow new ideas to come in. You can even check my Tidying Up post, and discover some things for yourself.
2. You are never alone.
It’s getting redundant. Everyone’s saying it, but fact of the matter is that although your friends and idols may seem to have unlocked the secrets of life, everyone is still figuring things out - asking the same questions, and trying to conquer challenges that do not get posted on social media. Everyone is waiting for something. What makes the difference is what you do with the time you’re given.
Niguel is an experienced creative and marketing professional pursuing his dreams while growing with infinite possibilities.