What world do you trap yourself in?
We find who we are in the words, the beats, the stories and the emotions that resonate with our narrative.
Never believe that choices are random.
Thoughts and tips on looking after our mental wellbeing during strange times.
First of all, I’m not a doctor and not playing one on the internet. Here, I’m just going to share personal thoughts and some stuff that’s helped me so far. None of this is medical advice.
I’m not speaking from a place of authority but one of experience from past isolation moments. What you do with this information is up to you.
No one likes feeling alone, right? It sucks!
So why is it in a time when we have so many ways to connect with each other, no matter where we are in the world, that more of us feel lonelier than ever?
Access to connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime through technology is amazing, yet if we step back and examine this in more detail, how has it affected the quality of our connections?
A quick note before we begin:
This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for sometime, it’s taken me nearly 8 months to finalise what you read now.
I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour and exploring why we do the things we do. As a society, mental health issues have been on a scary increase over the last 10-15 years and particularly in my generation, the anointed ‘millennials’.
I believe that all of us in some way are dealing with the mechanics of a path and way of engaging with the world that we did not choose when we were infants, most likely thrust upon us by those who raised us.
As I’ve grown older, it’s become pretty clear to me that many of us struggle daily because some of the things we have been taught in the environment from our younger years don’t actually help us live a good life now.
This post is not me telling you what to do, rather it’s a bunch of thoughts and insights that I feel can help us all find some understanding in why we operate the way we do, whether that’s in how we think, feel or behave.
It’s ultimately about recognising that you have a choice in everything in life and we have the power to change anything.