After around 2 weeks of feeling uninspired and drained, I finally managed to sketch something yesterday. It was supposed to be the featured image for the poem I posted yesterday (Still That Child), but I wasn’t quite done with it then. To be honest, lately, every piece of poetry I write, every blog post, every sketch, every photograph taken, just feels like way too much. And no matter how much I tell myself that I need to take a break from this, truth is that this is all that’s keeping me sane at the moment. Well, all this and my friends.
Just a fun sketch that I made because I let my imagination run wild. 💙✨ pic.twitter.com/fXFTVSya8j
— Shubhangi Srinivasan (@_The_Shubhster_) June 14, 2020
And that is what I want to talk about, today. I’ll keep this short because I don’t think I’m in the right headspace to extensively write about this, but here’s the thing right? We could be doing everything that we actually enjoy doing and we may be extremely good at it, too! But that does not mean it won’t take a toll on you if you keep going without even acknowledging that you might need a break every now and then.
We’re not supernatural or superhuman. We all have our limits. And as much as I’d like to say that holding on to things that make you happy can keep you sane, it really doesn’t work that way. The worst part is that none of us realizes that we’re pushing our breaking points until it’s far too late. And this is why I want you all to know that it is okay to take a step back every now and then if it is going to help you get back to your healthier self. I cannot stress how important this is.
And while we’re at it, can we also stop telling people that things are just ‘in their heads’ and that ‘it’s not a big deal’? Because it’s not just in their heads and it is a pretty big deal. Reaching out to people can help so much, and I cannot tell you how much better I’ve felt after just talking to people who chose to reach out to me. I cannot speak for people that I’ve reached out to, because that would be intrusive on so many levels. But if you can, do try and be there for loved ones.
The world is a scary place right now, and just when we think that things can’t get any worse, they do, and it’s all downhill from there. But there is always hope and the best we can do is be better. Be better to yourselves, to the people around you and to strangers. I’m not sure if it could solve a lot of problems that this world is dealing with right now, but I know that it can’t hurt to be a nicer person. So maybe we could just try that instead of trying to rudely tear each other down.
That’s not asking for too much, is it?
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