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?
I love writing later at night. The world starts to shut down, so it gets quieter. Sometimes I hear a car passing by. Other than that, it’s only the sound of whatever music or video I play during my writing session. It creates a relaxing vibe. I don’t know if my writing gets better or worse because of it, but I think writing later at night affects free writing sessions. Recently I haven’t been writing much early on the day, just because I work from 10:00 to 18:00, so I rather write after eating my dinner. But since I have two weeks off after tomorrow, I want to try to write earlier on the day more often.
I took me a time to realize that not everything goes to shambles, when I choose for relaxation, and not for being productive. Sometimes it even helps me to put everything on the right track again. Let’s take my daily blogging challenge for example: Even though it wasn’t planned, not blogging for a few days helped me to think more about the direction I want to go with my blogs, or about why I am writing. Work is the same. Even though I like my job, there can be days where I am just less productive. It doesn’t have a specific reason, but it is just the way it is. I could stress about not being productive for one day, and I used to do that. Then I realized that taking a step back one day, can result in me taking multiple steps forward the next day. That is why I don’t worry about choosing for a relaxing day anymore. It benefits everything just as much as a productive day does.