Deep Thoughts: The Bigger Picture

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I woke up early this morning and suddenly remembered, “I don’t need to get out of bed and rush to work!” What a great feeling. Something about the energy of this day is giving me deep thoughts. Maybe it is the fact that I am here by myself (and Venus), just alone in my head. The silence is very nice. Venus is peacefully napping at the end of the bed because this is usually around the time when both Kevin and I are at work — so she has gotten into a habit of sleeping while we are gone, and running around like a maniac while we are asleep.

I was thinking about how life’s little distractions get in the way of life itself. It has been a crazy adventure moving around, job searching, and starting a new position. But I have been really looking forward to when things start to settle down and I can fully adjust to my new world.

I have gotten to the point where I am trying to avoid any type of distraction that gets in the way of the moment and my happiness. I had to admit to myself that all humans have a tendency to subconsciously create drama, whether we enjoy it or despise it. It’s the reason we watch movies or read gossip magazines. Drama is our entertainment — but it’s a very stressful form of entertainment that clouds our minds and makes us lose sight of what truly matters.

In order to keep the peace, I am trying to develop a habit of simply letting things happen. For example, I am done with pushing people in and out of my life. I stop focusing on outside events that I cannot control and I switch the focus on how I react to these situations. Life is like a roller coaster ride and if you try to take the wheel and control everything, you become frustrated. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

The universe throws things at you — situations, challenges, or people — and it’s like a game. Humans are looking for conflict; we’re looking for things we can conquer. You can curse the universe or you can have fun interacting with the universe. It’s like the universe is a little kid saying, “c’mon, let’s play!” And sadly, we tend to respond to it like an exhausted mother by replying, “ugh, go play by yourself and leave me alone.”

Spending significantly less time on social media has really improved my mental health. It is much easier to live in the moment and avoid dwelling on the past. I am not constantly reminded of people I had been struggling to let go of. I feel more clear-headed, like I can fully focus on the present.

And these are my deep thoughts for the day. Thanks for reading, hope it gave you some inspiration. Comment below if you have any more deep thoughts to add.

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