Do not get me wrong; it has not been bright lately, but I make an effort to recognize the good and positive in my life (this post is a good example).
- I think I am going through a down episode and am highly suspicious of my mental health, but at least noticing this tells me there is still some logical side in me, which I would like to invest in more – check
I increasingly recognize that I have anger in me that waits to be released. If I am not pissed with a work that does not go well, then I am pissed by an encounter, and if not, then by my memories. I know that I must let go off the memories and emotions attached to them, but it is not easy or permanent.
Just yesterday I decided it was okay to have this state, which now is becoming my “normal”; “I cannot sleep well – so what? It has been like this for now and it is okay”. Or, “I cannot change myself or my life the way I ideally would like, and that is okay too as I have been trying to do this my entire life”. Or, “I do not eat well as well as I want to or exercise to give my tired body a chance to relax, but that is also okay”.
These are the thoughts that go through my mind. I think I am either accepting the conditions and make peace with them, or really started to quit my ideals, plans, or efforts. Hard too know for sure. But somethings are not working. They have not been working for a long time, and this may be a chance to actually let life fix what I could not.
- meeting with a new staff at my work-place and clicking right away – check
what a positive person! one of those individuals whose eyes are radiant with joy and positivity. It was such a pleasure to meet and chat with her. We have some common interests and background, and today I just learn that she was into plants as well. So I gave her a couple of plants and cuttings, and she was excited about them. This feels great in so many different ways; sharing plants is always joyful. But seeing the joy of the person getting them is extra joyful. I made a great memory today, thanks to her. I also felt my energy lifted after interacting with her, as this person has the most positive and happy vibe I have ever seen in someone. I fell quite lucky and I thank life for this.
- becoming a member of the library and having access to digital books and audiobooks – check
this is fascinating! why did I not try this before?? It is such a great service and I immensely enjoy reading the books by my favorite writer and having access to audiobooks, which I am highly curious about. Magnificent development in my life – that is for sure.
- eating fruits and yogurt – check
it has been sometime that I enjoyed these. They are healthy, tasty, and make me feel better
- realizing that nothing is written in stone and I too can let go off some of my beliefs and find a balance in life – check
I do not know why, but all of a sudden this past Saturday morning, I got stressful again and worked the whole weekend. It went well, only slower than I wanted to. With my stress came my internal pressure and turmoil, and I became more and more aware of the fact that I must release this internal pressure somehow (see above the 1st point). How exactly?
I know what work:
- walking everyday
- not working every weekend
- mingling with people and making better memories
- doing new or spontaneous things
- affirmations and being grateful
- kindness – first to myself and then to others
- eating well and healthy
- taking time to release daily pressure
Questions is whether I can keep up with these…
I know that if I repeat them to myself, I will. As soon as I let the work to be the most important thing in my life, inevitably, my personal life and wellness become not important at all. I do not know why I cannot find a balance; one can work and then take care of themselves at the same time, right?
- Being kinder to people around me today – check
This kind of experiences also humble me and make me more compassionate of others. Today I was extra kind to people around me, which felt wonderful.
Well done for signing up with the library. As someone who works in two libraries, this warms my heart! ❤
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that is wonderful! libraries were my favorite spot when I was young. I find an incredible excitement, and peace at the same time just thinking about it. As a mid-age person, I am of course more inclined towards the printed books and material. so while a librarian friend of mine was encouraging me to borrow books from the library and give online resources a try, I always felt much comfortable with buying the books and reading them at home whenever I like. Since I quit buying books a few years back, I think the online resources now feels more acceptable to me, and to my surprise, quite enjoyable as well. enjoy your profession and be very proud of yourself – your profession means so much to all of us. Thank you
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