Ever since I came back from my holiday in Spain, I’ve been feeling kinda down. I still enjoy doing things, but it is just the immense decrease of energy that has been bothering me. Of course I didn’t think that going to Spain would be the miracle cure to everything I’ve been dealing with lately. During my stay there though, I really thought that I’ve got my priorities straight again. I made plans, and was really motivated. I even started a new blogging series: Path Of Life. So how come all this good energy was gone after I got back home again?
Tag: Mental Health
After I wrote the blog “Where will you end up in 5 years?“, I started to think a lot about the life paths that I’m on right now, and if I want to keep going down those paths. Do they lead me to experiencing a fulfilling life? If they do not, I’ll need to change something. I need to create a new path. But how do I do that? Writing these blogs will also be a journey for myself, seeing where my current paths will lead me, and also creating new paths. I could look for some kind of blueprint for goal-setting, but to be honest, I want to create that blueprint myself. The thing I need, is a blueprint which I can use for creating new paths, which may be completely different from each other. But I also hope, that when you also want to go down this path, that my experiences will help you.
With the start of February here, it is my intention to start looking inward more. I don’t want to be bothered as much anymore by what other people do. That doesn’t matter anyway. Like I said before, everything can and will change. That fact is the only thing that ironically enough will never change. However, it is easier said than done to not be bothered by the actions of others anymore. But it will be my goal for this month anyway. Even when I can only progress to that goal a little bit this month, I am sure that it will benefit my bigger goals.
As I am writing this blog, my legs are killing me. Yesterday I walked 11 kilometers along the beach, and today I decided to walk to the city center of Torremolinos. Since I arrived in Spain, I walked a lot. I always like to take walks to clear my mind, but the walks are even better when I’m in different environment. I don’t know why. It just helps me with clearing my mind, looking inward, and figuring things out. I have a lot to think about lately, more than enough for 11 kilometer walks. I take a walk every morning and evening. Even though it is not my intention to make mental health walks out of them, they are slowly becoming something like that. Of course it also helps that the views are amazing, and my condition gets better every day.
Change is the only constant in life. Acknowledge and embrace that fact, and your mind will probably be much calmer. You experience the changes in the world, because there is a part of you that never changes. When you know what that part is, you will know who you really are. This is what I’ve read in the book Find Your Inner Strength by Swami Purnachaitanya. It’s a book about how meditation may help you in this ever-changing world. The above part is from the first chapter, and it already kinda opened my eyes to some things. All these things we learned from the societies point of view, that we deem important, won’t be immune for change. So why do we value those things so much? All these events that have been happening in the world, from pandemics to climate change to even war, showed us that in the end a lot of things don’t matter a lot. Would it be an idea to question if we are going the right way with the economic and technological progression? Should we start looking inward more?