When life gets busy, you need more activities that ground you
Little life update: ever since I got my new job and had to move to a new apartment, I've really put writing and a lot of my other enjoyable habits on hold. I didn't really have the time to focus on them, but I've realized now that, when I'm not doing them, I feel worse.
I kept prioritizing things like vegging out after work, spending them with my girlfriend and my dog above other things. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but I need to return to my roots. I need to return to the fundamental activities that give me joy and value.
I miss writing.
I miss reading.
I miss working out.
Not doing any of these things for the past month has made me realize how much value these activities bring into my life. Whatever those activities are for you, make sure to do them. No matter how busy life gets, no matter how many responsibilities come your way, make the time for things that give you more peace of mind -- that make you actually enjoy the human experience.
This post is more a promise to myself than anything, but I hope you get something out of it. When life gets busy, don't worry about trying to accomplish a million things at once. Take care of what needs to be taking care of (like your health and financial stability).
But just remember that your financial stability can only be maintained or improved if you really focus on health and make that a priority. Health isn't just about medicine and food. It's about doing the things that you love that stimulate your mind, whether that's playing an instrument, writing, or reading.
It's about having the discipline to excel at your job, while also spending your hours off work to recharge with activities that fill you up.
I'm ready to start taking care of myself again.
For me, that means:
- Blogging daily and sharing what I'm learning as I experience life
- Focusing on one thing at a time
- Meditating daily to get my mind rested
- Learning new things
- Exercising at least 3-4 times per week
- Plan intentionally and visualize my goals
I find that when I do these activities, I move a lot further towards my goals.
Time to get back on that horse again.
It's about damn time.
Please comment below if you'd like to share what your core habits are? The ones that when you don't do them, you feel icky and weird. Looking forward to reading them!