“Nothing in this world will torment you as much as your own thoughts.”
– Ali B. Moe
Wall Of Thoughts: Reminiscent of the old days, I wonder how our lives have paused amidst all the chaos caused due to the pandemic. It is scary how the pandemic has not just affected our lives or our families and our loved ones, but our economy and the politics as well. Perhaps, we all are suffering in our own way.
There are many things going around us and inside us. While there is very little that we can do for the world around us, there is a lot we can do for ourselves. Acknowledging Our Mental Health is as important as Our Physical Health.
While social distancing can save our lives, it has left us feeling lonesome and vulnerable. Living life by yourself is tough, especially in teenage and young adolescents. As youngsters, we’ve always been surrounded by many people around us, our decisions have always reflected upon by our peers. Apparently, we’ve never liked being at home. We’ve always spent our time wandering around with our friends, exploring new places, eating at our favorite restaurants, that now when the circumstances are not favorable and we are forced to stay at home, we encounter mixed feelings of rage, frustration, loneliness, and sadness build within us.
Perhaps, in the pursuit of exploring the world around us, we never learn how to explore our self. We don’t know how to live by our self, enjoy our own company, accept our self, love our self or keep our self happy.
60 days have passed by and if you turn around and see, you will only see the chances you didn’t take. You will find yourself cribbing and crying over things, you had no control on. Whereas now if you think about it, you will realize, how you could have utilized these 60 days in 60 different ways.
There are endless possibilities for those who try. You could have used this time to sketch something you like, paint a wall, write a journal, learnt how to cook, learnt a new dance move, or maybe learnt how to sing. You could have used this time to practice meditation for your mental well-being or exercised in order to stay fit. However, if none of this interest you, you could have simply used this time to explore yourself, learn to live by yourself, learn to enjoy your own company, and learn to keep yourself happy.
An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. You may have a hundred reasons to be negative in life, but to be positive, you just need one. The precious time we have spent on developing negative thoughts about our situation, could have been fruit full instead with one positive thought. Acceptance is the key. Accept and evolve.