Unplugging and taking quiet time is the best gift you can give yourself. Refusing to succumb to the pull of the internet removes the cloud that confuses ones’ purpose. Just imagine in a typical day; you wake up with a list of goals you want to accomplish, but somehow the first thing you do is look at the updates on your phone and at this point, your focus shifts from taking care of your goals to fixating on trends. Then as you go throughout your day, during your commute and work, you sneak in moments where you “need” to answer a message or look at a post.
This occurrence becomes embedded in your daily lives to the point where feeding the addiction displaces accomplishing goals. Then, there comes the point where you have lost sight of who you are as a person. This displacement is real and dangerous; the addiction grows slowly and steadily while distracting its host into some alternate reality. The good news is that this addiction is reversible. The same way you convinced yourself to scroll through social media is the same way you can persuade yourself to close the application. Believe it or not, your world will not shatter if you don’t look at the trends multiple times a day.
Take some time during the day to turn off your phone and direct your attention to some other aspect of your life.
Go outside and rediscover nature; with the rapid consumption of technology, humans have strayed away from the divine cycle of the universe. The use of content has become more critical than self-care. Go outside and learn to re-appreciate the beauty and calming effects of nature.
Take the time to reflect on your past and present so that you can create targets for your future.
Try consuming as little artificial light as possible; the presence of artificial life affects the hormonal balance in the body.
Try Adopting early sleep and wake times; resting between the recommended hours does help holistically and waking up early allows you to accomplish some personal goals before you have to go into work.
This time forced me to change my perspective on my life as well as rest. I’ve been pushing myself so much to achieve my goals, I neglected self care. Now as I have the downtime, I will focus on myself so that I can achieve more because I can’t give to others when my cup is empty!
Focusing on the past is a waste of time, unless you have a time travel machine to fix the situation. Look at what’s happening now and sort things out. There will be light at the end of the tunnel if you are willing to be patient enough to keep existing in faith to see it.
Why is it so easy to focus on the bad things that happened or can happen as opposed to looking at the one good thing that resulted? Are we inherently hardwired to focus on the bad? With the current situation, we think about how we can’t pay our bills or go outside, but we don’t dwell on the fact that we are alive and we got this opportunity to rest, recuperate and realign ourselves with our purpose.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR:
We are guilty of forgetting these things because we have become slaves of the world. Everything that is happening is a reminder that we focused on the wrong things, and that our reality is apart of the social construct designed to keep us oppressed. Take this time to stay home and interact with your family without the aid of technology. Let us try to retain some form of our humanity. Let’s show the other species that we have different emotions aside from hate. Let us focus on caring for others and continue to maintain the positivity. Let us shift the energy to get us through this time.
There are so many times I wanted to be deeply honest and share everything, but I held back because I knew a few people who followed the blog. It’s weird, but I feel more comfortable revealing myself to strangers than the people I know. It’s a bizarre concept, but I realised it stemmed from my childhood. I never trusted many people because I was disappointed regularly. Growing up with constant disappointments set my expectation low, and in turn, would eagerly believe anyone who appeared genuine even when that wasn’t the case. I found myself in a continuous cycle of trust, disappointment, repeat:
Why was it so easy to trust?
Did I long for someone to protect me?
Was I incredibly naive?
Did I just choose to see the good in people?
I also realised I shy away from opening up because I fear getting ridiculed to the point where my spirits would be broken, and I would just stop writing altogether. Hard to believe that even at my age, I still get overwhelmed with insecurities; one thing that is different now is that I try to focus on the people that would commend me for speaking out. I think it’s time to make the positive encounters paramount because I’m already bombarded with so many pollutants.
Being at home has forced me to be more honest with myself, so I will continue to give me.
No matter how crazy you think life is, you are absolutely making it work. You get up every day to power through with a brave face. You seem to be able to figure out what needs to be done even though it seems daunting. With all the challenges, you seem to be working through it.
You are organising your life through all of that and you should be proud of that accomplishment. It is time to stop comparing yourself with others and work on outdoing your past self. We need more beings dedicated to the cause of self love and finding one’s purpose. You got this and don’t you forget that.
Today I did something I wanted to do for months now, which was to incorporate a vlogfessions portion to blogfessions. The idea came, and I dismissed it because I was a bit nervous about showing too much of myself. But, with all that is happening, it was time to do something I have always wanted to do. At this point, I have nothing to lose but the fear that is holding me back. So take it from me; take a chance on yourself to become a better version than before. Your future self is waiting! Hope you enjoy the first of many videos!
It’s time to ignore the voice in your head that has been telling you not to do it. This is usually coming from a place of fear. What do you really have to lose IF you try something new? Take a chance and just do it; the hard part will be over.
Is life making you busy or you are using LIFE as an excuse not to do the things you need to do?
I made an effort to start this blog, and I was consistent with semi-regular postings. When things became a bit more demanding but still manageable, I rode that busy train to the point where I didn’t post anything for two weeks. I did, however, find time to scroll through Instagram in the name of clearing my head. I was allowing this sluggish nature to get the best of me; it’s fun to stay in bed sleeping and scrolling through social media, but I needed to do right by myself and develop.
It may be hard to believe, but you are meant for something more than mediocrity. Scrolling through social media, watching others impact change is more than what you were put on the earth to do. If you think you have no idea what you are meant to do in this life, you are wrong. You know it, it’s been hovering around you since the beginning. It’s time to focus your energy on letting this become apparent to you. Now is the perfect time to do it because you are at home and streaming tv is becoming a bit tired. If you are like me and avoided connecting with yourself because it was too hard, take a chance on yourself.
Start small; find out things about yourself by challenging your thinking. One thing I started doing was writing challenges. The complexity of these challenges pulled me out of my comfort zone and made me ok with being vulnerable.
During this time of isolation, learn more about yourself to resume the growth process. You are fantastic and complex; it’s time to unlock that door to find out your potential.
You are your greatest gift and worst nightmare. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life; your thoughts and actions shape your life. It’s worth believing in your ability so you can change the world. It’s time to be your best self, your highest self!