Wednesday, 27 July 2016

It's okay to feel sad and lost

It's okay to feel sad and lost once in a while but it is certainly not okay to pity yourself till eternity.
If you are extremely bored of your life, you burn in self pity, see your life to be a rudderless boat with nowhere to go just waiting to sink, if you feel you are living in a world with no humour, hope or song, trust me, you are not alone. Hundreds if not thousands of human beings are passing through this phase  at this precise moment. In the unceasing humdrum of life, in our endless running in a track with ever-moving ever-changing goal posts we are bound to loose our breath once in a while. It's okay. BUT if you end up in ceaseless (and senseless) self pity just because you lost your breath, its certainly not okay.  Accept your failings and your brooding as a necessary part of life and growing up. STOP for a while. Forget the rat race. Do not bother that your neighbour has bought a bigger car.  Take a stock of your life dispassionately. Not just in terms of your assets but on your achievements or your own bucket list of things to do which you had when you started your career or when you were in college. Revive old acquaintances and make new friends. But take care to keep out negative people. Make friends with people who have different interests than you, who are in a different profession than you. Travel. Keep your mind open. Pray. Exercise. Revive an old hobby. Evaluate your future goals (use SWOT if you like).

Remember even this shall pass like everything else, good and bad, has passed. This phase is priceless because it can make us think, help us to make adjustments with reality and 'life', phase out the unnecessary and ponder upon and hold what's precious.

Really speaking, time is the only resource we have. Let us not loose it in endless brooding. If you are in a career you do not enjoy, seriously plan a sabbatical or even a career change. Remember, we spend atleast 50% of our life at work, it better be interesting. But don't pine for a utopia.  If a break is what you are looking for. Go plan and take it. It's your life. Only you can take control of it.

All the best!!

"We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves" - Swami Vivekananda

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