We all know that hindsight is always 20/20. Our views mature with experience and, yes, suffering. We get to know ourselves better, revisit decision made in the past, consider mistakes we’ve made and how we have improved (hopefully). Oddly, I keep coming across YouTube videos or blogs where people talk about the 3, 5, 10 or 20 things they wish they’d known 3, 5, 10 … Continue reading Why I don’t wish I knew at 20 what I know now
Do you ever feel as if everything is crowded in your head? As if your brain is about to overload? A million thoughts, ideas, bits of information and impressions have all gathered and cram inside your skull with nowhere really to go. This happens to me when I’m consuming too much information and social media. Watching the news, reading articles, refreshing YouTube for the latest … Continue reading Mental decluttering
I’ve been rereading some of my old blog entries. It’s been delightful, enlightening and, occasionally, embarrassing. But that is all part of the journey. Some of my opinions, ideas and thoughts have not changed at all. Others I have discarded. And yet others matured. I recognise myself and where I was when I wrote these blog entries. Sometimes there was a lot more foresight than … Continue reading Going back to find yourself
We’ve all been there. Whiling away in our little comfort zone only to venture outside to take a risk, be open with someone in an attempt to be understood, to be seen, perhaps even to be loved. And then for it to backfire in the most painful way, forcing us back into our little box of comfort, where nothing can hurt us. Making yourself vulnerable … Continue reading Room for growth
Following up on yesterday’s post, which was really a repost from October 2019, I wanted to add a few things. I chose to repost this blog entry because it still felt perfectly timely. Yesterday in particular I felt this restlessness, haunted by too many thoughts and still going after the next distraction. But I also realised, it is no longer as bad as it had … Continue reading Practicing mindfulness
But sometimes not even that. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship, what it means, what it requires, what a friend could or perhaps even should be. I have no definitive answer and I cannot impose my ideals of a friendship on someone else. How I might be as a friend to someone has no bearing on how they might be as a friend to … Continue reading All we have is each other
Originally published on the 27th October 2019 We live in constant distraction. I’ve written about this before, but I’ve been guilty of it too much lately and I’m at a point where I need to focus on the only thing we have: Now We never just sit in silence and let our thoughts roam. We never allow our thoughts to simply flow, to follow them … Continue reading Everything is now
Yes, one could argue that I am. But only when it doesn’t matter. As in, I can just kick back, relax and do nothing. Or do irrelevant, distracting things. Like browse social media. Also, I am extremely good at procrastinating. Postponing tasks that need to be done in favour of less important things. Those also need to be done, it’s just not that urgent. The … Continue reading Am I lazy?