You Have To Know When To Switch Off
We all know what its like to get hooked on something great, Like a series, or a videogame, Maybe a book or research papers, whatever it is yours into.
We all know then what it’s like when we can’t turn them off.
What was once a pleasure becomes a burden.
We need to watch one more episode, do one more mission, turn one more page,
Before we know it its 3 am, we have to be up in a few hours and we’re struggling to switch off the tv and our brains.
We need to have the discipline to switch off before it gets to that stage.
So that we can still enjoy whatever the pleasure and still function as normal humans in the real world too.
Switch off, so you can stay switched on.
It’s not the absence of fear that makes us brave,
It’s how we act when fear is present.
Everyone gets scared, Everyone has something to fear.
I think everyone at some point has wanted to curl up into a ball and hide from the world, which is ok but great things get done when we feel that fear and face them anyway (I think that’s the name of a book.)
The future is uncertain, The way the world is right now, I definitely want to find a rock and hide under it.
But that will do no good.
Make a stand, don’t fear being afraid.
Fear is always near
Chasing Unicorns 2
Many moons ago I wrote a post about Chasing Unicorns and how they are mythological and we could never have them (or the unicorn equivalent say dream body) and that we should do something useful instead of fantasising.
Which is true.
But I recently stumbled across an old Instagram post of three books (The first three I ever bought) I had never really read before them and really struggled to read them tbh.
I would never have thought I would have read over a 100 in a lifetime and looking at my bookshelf now, back then this would have been me chasing a unicorn.
Over time, when we work at something that we thought impossible we can achieve.
So go chase that Unicorn but actually do the work instead of fantasy.
Restarting takes effort, it takes time to get back into the flow and making it a habit again.
I injured both my ankles during lockdown, I could barely walk let alone exercise so I rested,
Which turned into more resting and more before I knew it a couple of months had passed and I hadn’t done anything
Getting back into the gym hurt, both physically and mentally
I had to break out of the comfort of not going I have to deal with the muscle soreness
It’s easier to not quit and keep going
But it’s better than never trying again
It’s better than doing nothing
It hurts but the pain is temperamental
Not for everyone
Anything that has a positive effect on someone
Will not be the same for everyone
The same with a negative effect,
Some will get positive
Psychedelic drugs can have very positive effects on some people reducing depression and anxiety
Others it will cause panic attacks and other side effects
A weight loss program will work for some and not others
The solution to one will be a problem for another
Not everything in life is for everyone
Something didn’t work for someone, dont let them tell you it won’t for you
And if it didn’t work for you, dont tell someone else they can’t do it.
Find your solution, find what works