Dr Austin Tay




Waking up is becoming a bit more difficult nowadays. I wish that I could just sleep forever. I have been waking up the same time every day but recently it has become more of a chore. I blame it on the weather… yes it is officially autumn. The weather is turning colder (even when the sun shines) and somehow this makes sleeping covered under the duvet an invitation not to be resisted.


Of course, I do not think that I am experiencing any seasonal affective disorder, (common in countries where people experience depression due to the change of weather, especially in autumn through winter). Like a dried-up well, I must admit that I am in a period of dry spell.  Somehow, I feel inspiration has stopped coming and I am racking my brains as to what I can do to get that exhilaration I have felt for the past few months. I have doused myself with caffeine, read inspirational quotes, perused articles on my Kindle Fire, so that I can share, buffer, and tweet, with the hope that something can trigger that ‘Aha’ moment. Still searching…

I suspect that I am in a state of coming to terms that I have been absorbing so much in the past 2 months that nothing seems to wow me at the moment. Everything I do seems to fit nicely to a routine that is becoming, perhaps, too routine!


I miss the fact that my mind used to move/think/react very fast but now it is getting sluggish…. As the sun is slowly filtering through the clouds, the slight warmth from the rays seems to promise a new beginning. I believe this is the time to have a ‘brainwash’ – perhaps a new routine, new focus, new perspective to rekindle my love affair with inspiration.

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