Since when did being chronically stressed become a badge of honour? If you think about it, our society has become so dysfunctional. We celebrate people who sacrifice their mental and physical health for the sake of achievement or success. While I fully respect people who work hard in order to reach their goals, I don’t think it’s necessary to go to the extreme. I love how social media allows people to share their success and reach a greater audience, but it has also created a rather unrealistic image of what our lives should look like. Continue reading “Let Go of Perfection”
For a long time, I lived in constant shame. Shame of who I was. Shame of what I did. Shame of what I enjoy. Endless shame. I found myself creating a false facade in front of people. I would change depending on who I’m with, which I believe is something that everyone does, but I hated how I would feel so fake. It’s exhausting. It’s hard enough being an introvert to put yourself out there with other people, but it’s even worse when you have to act like someone you’re not. I did that for so long that I eventually lost touch of who I was.
1. The Breaking
You will feel extreme sadness. You will think that life is just an endless torture. You will imagine how things could’ve been if only. Darkness surrounds you day and night. Some days you feel numb. Other days you just cry. The kind of crying that physically hurts. Like someone’s continuously stabbing you in the heart. Like you’re suffocating, struggling to stay alive. Yet the tears never seem to end. Even the smallest thing is able to trigger another breakdown. You try to be happy, but there is nothing to be happy about. Continue reading “The Three Stages of Healing”
This is where I’ve spent most of my mornings over the past month or so. Right in this spot. On this bench, overlooking the rest of the city.
This is where I go to escape from the rest of the world.
This is where I’m sat writing this right now, on a beautiful winter morning.
This is where I’ve read life changing books; meditated in the sun; listened to the sounds of nature.
This is where I met a lovely 82 year old lady, who didn’t hesitate to tell me all about her day.
This is where many puppies have come up to sniff around.
This is where I’ve witnessed many of life’s miracles.
This is where I’ve healed.
This is where I’ve found peace, even on the darker days.
I’m going to miss this place. My little piece of heaven.
Think about this for a minute. Who are you living for? Your family? Your friends? Society? If the answer is anyone but yourself, why is that? I understand that I am privileged and don’t have to work to support my family. I fully appreciate the people who work their butts of to keep things afloat. But for those who do have a choice, reconsider the reasons behind the things you do. I’m not suggesting everyone to quit school or to quit their jobs and become a hermit like me. All I’m saying is that it’s time for us to live for ourselves. To put ourselves first. To chase our dreams. To live like a kid again. To do the things we’ve always wanted to do but never did because we were bound down by society’s rules. Continue reading “Live For Yourself.”
Information is so readily available nowadays, we are constantly bombarded by messages telling us what to and what not to do. If you’re like me, whenever you stumble upon something new, you’ll spend hours looking up anything and everything about it. The immense amount of opinions from all sorts of different people can be overwhelming and quite frankly it just makes me even more confused.
Let’s take diets for example (by diet I mean people’s way of eating, not what they do to try to lose weight). Some people thrive off of eating a paleo diet, others swear by their raw vegan lifestyle. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics on the internet and I personally think that people can get a bit too heated when it comes to arguing with other people about their diet. I’m all about eating in a way that fuels your body and helps you live life to the fullest. Continue reading “You Do You.”
I recently got rid of a lot of unnecessary things in my life, anything ranging from clothes, items, habits, to toxic people. What surprised me was how much relief I got afterwards. Not only did my living space seem much more open and decluttered, I physically felt lighter. It was as if the weight of all the things that no longer served me were dragging me down previously. I realised how much time and money I had been spending on non-essential items. Instead of going on another shopping trip during my free time for no reason other than pleasure, I can save up that money to travel and broaden my horizons. I now use my time more wisely doing things that either contribute to my overall well-being or expand my knowledge. Continue reading “Letting Go.”