Pushing ourselves through a hectic day is important but taking a break from it is nothing less. There might be days when we fight the odds and challenge the world but there might also be days when we hardly have the energy to make it through. Remember 'You can do anything but not everything'.
We need to get better at seeing the need for a break and recognise our gut instincts. Taking a break never makes you a fragile, weak, coward, or a failure. Instead taking a break is a sign of strength, will power, optimism, and courage. It is the greatest form of self-love.
Now, Let go. Do nothing. Forget the world. Put the weight down. Breath.
I took most of my previous months off from writing. It wasn't intentional yet it was. I never felt this kind of lazy or sluggish in my entire life. The lockdown indeed is taking a toll from my energy. Lately, I've been thinking to get back to writing. Though it is proving to be a bit harder than I thought it would. I thought i could just pick back up and start writing about all those ideas which came to me while i was on a break.
I don't know how this works, but you ll always have ideas floating around you even when you are a regular writer or not. Trust me I'm still not ready to dive into this deeper. I'm more of an occasional writer who find it even hard to write when under pressure. But Yes, i do miss writing at times. I didn’t start writing for real until last year. It wasn’t part of my life. I didn’t think of myself as a writer.
But as soon as I got going with it, I discovered something I never knew about myself. I am a writer and i realised getting my ideas out there into the world is important to me as of now. I won't reach tons of people. I don't see fame or fortune in this. I don't honestly have any such support systems who consistently motivate me to write more. I write because i want to. I write because my happiness feels important to me than every other thing i took effort to care. I write because I'm better when i do.
If i was not born on that day, if i was not born in my family to my parents, if i didn't join my school, if i weren't friends with my friends and if i hadn't met that one person. I know this is something we think more often than we ll admit.
This strikes me even more in case of meeting people in my life. I don't honestly believe there is a reason for everything that happens rather i would say some things just happen but there will always be a change in our reality after each interaction. Our perspective on life is not established right when we're born. It builds over time through our experience we have with different people. And this may happen slowly, but it happens every single day.
Every single choice we make leads to another choice. Every person we see, talk to, or just pass by every day lapse through our lives. Whether it's good, neutral, or bad, we are forming new opinions, learning new things, that shapes us into what we are.
I'm a part of every person i meet. Some impacted me more than others, while some just passed by and lasted only few seconds. Some showed me what i want to be and some just showed me what I'm not. Either way i grew. Either way they helped me feel or heal. We never stop being a part of peoples lives. And being so doesn't make us any weaker instead makes us stronger, better. It's just a matter of choice to take what and what not.
And the only question that remains is - What i want other's to take from me ?