We all need to stop a while and take a load off our feet, knees and our mind! I love nothing more than a stroll in the countryside with my family. I know I’m blessed to be able to do so. Not all of us can. Not all of us have the opportunity to do so. Most of us feel that we are far too busy to take time out for ourselves.
I am well aware that we are all living separate busy lives on this forever spinning planet. I live in England, Liverpool England. The home of The Beatles! You may live in the USA or Germany. Some may live in a prison cell or war zone. Some may live in a wheelchair or hospital bed. Some may be trapped inside our own heads. My point is that we need to take time out for each and everyone of of us. Ok. What do I recommend? Well that’s the difficult part. We are all unique and therefore we all have a unique solution to this issue.
I would love to know how you solve this issue? What you do to take time out? Please feedback in the comments. Repost even. Hit the like button. Make yourself a coffee! I am intrigued to know how you keep your head straight.
I am passionate about creating photographs and video content with my mobile phone, hence why I sent up this blog. However I am having to overcome my own feelings and anxiety, just so I can post.
I’ve become aware of my own lack of self esteem and confidence, fearful of the reaction from others. Ok I’m recovering from cancer, but I’m not let that define me. I have a loving family and we are happy. However I have become even more aware of those who don’t have what I’ve got. Those in food poverty, abusive relationships, slavery, PTSD, unemployed, war zones and the list goes on and on. My thoughts are with those who struggle with their daily life. Stay safe and stop trying to figure shit out! Enjoy the moment, things hopefully will get better.
Autumn is time of cosy jumpers, log fires and hot chocolate. However for those suffering with mental health issues, it is the lead up to most stressful time of the year. Christmas! We are bombarded with commercials wanting our money, celebrities telling us it’s all about family time. People’s stress level skyrocket driven by materialism and perception of that we have got to be happy and thankful!
DON’T listen!! Create your own stress free and mindful Christmas. Don’t visit those relatives that are negative and bring you down. Call them instead, that way you’re still safe at home. Visit people who want to be with you and love you. Don’t overindulge in alcohol as it’s a game changed for your mental health, in a bad way.
Love yourself first as that is the only way others will love you back. Buy yourself a present, wrap it up and put it under the tree and give it to yourself at Christmas. Write on the tag, ‘To me, from me, love me!’ Reflect on the year and how you’re dealt with your issues. Always remember that there is a guy in Liverpool, UK who wrote this at the end of October, wishing you love, happiness and a wonderful Christmas.
Having loads of creative ideas, visions and inspiration amounts to diddly if you don’t believe in yourself. I have just described my life. I have battled the oppressors, the bullies head on and won. But it leaves you drained, wounded and broken. I don’t fear anyone on the planet, only myself. Have a great week and keep having those creative farts!!