We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living”. -Thich Nhat Hanh
I am fortunate with my work, at least in my humble opinion. I work from my home if you were wondering what I meant. By all means, that is definitely ideal for me. I did not leave the house today. Quite like this quote, I think it is exactly what I should be doing. It is what we should all be doing. In order to truly relax and re-center ourselves we must first realize that there are things that could very well be weighing us down that we lose focus. It steals our joy. Having joy in living is something that is such a rarity in this life. For the remainder of my night I would like to reflect on making this quote a reality for me; even if just for today. Step by step is progress. I, indeed, do have a hard time relaxing. We need to discard the things of this life that drain us of energy and focus. And it is completely okay to do just that. I would like to write and focus a little on my inner mind tonight. I think that is important. I am big on being productive. As mentioned above, it is difficult for me to relax and also feel like I am being productive at the same time. I give my mind no rest. But each day we are given a new day and we should not waste it. The productivity, the solutions, the resolutions and all the other different connections, it is important to be productive. That is my mentality. But sometimes, being productive really does mean just re-centering your life, taking a deep breath, and just coming to terms with the things you want, need, and will go on to pursue. The most productive thing I have done today was write and meal prep. But that is okay. At least I try to convince myself of this. So my advice to you is rather simple; when was the last time you had no distractions but to just reflect and re-center your life, your thoughts, your direction, your journey, etc? When was the last time you really dived into your overall mind and your mental well-being? Maybe you feel so drained because you neglect your own wants and needs. Start today to try and take some time for yourself. Today was dreary, raining all day, still cloudy and dark outside. It is actually the perfffect weather in my opinion. I love the rain. So for the remainder of my night I will be reflecting, writing, reading, and cleaning up the house. Put some music you enjoy that you can relax to and just let go of everything. With relaxation comes great focus, mental clarity, and new perspective. Dive into your own mind. You might be fascinated what you discover about yourself.