I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FEEL OVERWHELMED, STUCK, LOST, INSECURE AND UNSURE.
I ALSO KNOW THAT MOST OF US FEEL THIS WAY.
Because it’s deeply ingrained in our culture.
Without even being aware of it, we’ve grown up being told that we need to work hard, to strive, to push ourselves, to be productive and keep achieving.
To always be busy.
We’re all rushing around in this fast-paced, hectic world trying to accomplish a million things at once.
We never stop.
We’re constantly bombarded and overloaded with information.
We wear our ‘busyness’ as a badge of honour because taking time out to do ‘nothing’ is seen as lazy. As if being ‘busy’ somehow makes you seem really important and successful.
So, we float along, forgetting about doing the things that we need or want to do, and spend our days mindlessly caught up in the daily grind. Without much conscious thought we follow lifestyle patterns we’ve developed over the years, barely aware of what we’re doing because we don’t need to think about it anymore.
We don’t allow ourselves the space and time to tune into ourselves, to listen to our bodies, to rest, so we become out of balance.
Deep down we feel unhappy because we’ve lost the connection with our natural selves, but we’re too afraid of feeling this pain so we suppress our emotions and numb ourselves to our realities by taking pills and burying our faces into our phones, T.V’s and computers.
We start to struggle and feel weighed down. Negative. Self-critical.
Life becomes too hard.
We become stressed, anxious, exhausted, depressed.
Drained of all our energy, we can’t be bothered to do anything and we start resenting ourselves and others.
We talk to ourselves horribly, annoyed that we’ve created this life, but we’re stuck in a cycle of self-hatred and don’t know how to get out of it.