It has been the longest month ever and I can’t believe there are still three more days left!
What’s in three more days, you ask?
Well, first, it’s the end of this hellishly long month that seems to be stretching out for an eternity for some reason. And second, it happens to mark two whole years of me writing on this site every single day! I have no idea how I managed to hang on for this long. It wasn’t even supposed to go on for this long. But I am glad that writing has kept me sane all this while.
I don’t have a lot to say today because I’ve been busy doing other things that I like, such as reading, painting and patiently waiting out the moonrise. I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and I hope you’re focusing on yourself, even if it is just a little bit. There is too much going on and nobody is going to hold it against you if you decided to take a little time out for yourself because you felt the need to.
In the last year, I have found myself battling more creative blocks than I have ever done, and it could be because I have a surplus of ideas and I never know where to begin, but I’ve also realized that the only way to break out of these blocks is to give yourself the time and space you need to actually begin working on the ideas that you’ve left half-cooked. Forcing yourself to do something you’re not in the right headspace for is never a good idea and I wish more of us were taught that instead of being told to just ‘keep pushing’.
There are more things in the world than you’ll ever be able to keep up with. Don’t give yourself a hard time over not being able to keep up with everything. There’s only so much information that we can take at any given point in time, so it’s very important that we learn to be kinder to ourselves about how much we push ourselves to do better. Doing better than you did yesterday and pushing yourself to the edge of a cliff are two very different things and one of them is clearly the healthier option.
But you know what? You do you. I’m not the boss of you.
So, I’m just going to leave this here on a note that you should try being a little kinder to yourself about everything that you and the people around you are being put through. The best way to tackle things that are out of your control is by tackling things that are within your control, one step at a time. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but it definitely works. One problem at a time, like solving a giant jig-saw puzzle by doing one part of it at a time. You’ll get there!
In the meantime, as you try to figure a way out to solve all of your other, seemingly unsolvable problems, you should try to cheer yourself up by doing the things you like. Or the things that you like but haven’t gotten around to in the longest time. Either way, try to give yourself some credit for hanging in there.
You’ve got this!