Running in the hamster wheel

The feeling of working hard day by day, and not getting anywhere can be a very frustrating feeling often described with the hamster wheel metaphor

The working without getting anywhere feeling

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt – Frits

Hamsters are small rodents that in some places are kept as pets and to keep the small mammals fit or just keep them from going crazy people sometimes put a small wheel into the cages, so the hamsters can run for hours without getting anywhere. And then some people realized OMG my life is just like that too…

illustration of a man running in a huge hamster wheel. drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
The hamster wheel of life

Keywords: work, busyness, stress, results, progress, recovery, strategy, career, planning, direction , coaching,
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