From the moment we’re born, we’re introduced to media that shows us a way of life that isn’t practical. We’re read stories at bed time which makes life seem so happening and real! Did you ever listen to a story as a kid and think, “Oh, one day, I’ll sit by my table and have no motivation to do anything”? No, I’m sure you haven’t. But have you been there? Of course you have.
I assure you there’s not one person in the world who can say they haven’t had a single unproductive day. It’s a natural thing. Everyone NEEDS a break. You, too, need a break once in a while, whether you like it or not. But the thing is, why are we painted such a picture? Why are we shown that the world is perfect, and so much happiness awaits us? Why is there such a pressure to live a life like in the movies? Why do we, for our entire lives, wait for the “happily forever after”?
A lot of them have very similar stories, you know. Rich family, posh lives, do whatever you want, buy whatever you want. OH there’s, a bad time, and here comes the good times!! Smart kid, sad past, sometimes lonely, finds someone nice and life is good! We’re shown stories in which people end up finding the significant others who completely turn lives around for good!
Look around yourself. A lot of people have sunken in the stories still shown to us in movies. You’ll have friends who imagine rich lives where they don’t need to see price tags, you’ll see people who want to do ONE THING that changes their entire life. You’ll see people anxiously looking for something good in their future, fighting for it, stamping on others on their way to their “goal” if it’s needed. All this for something that may never happen…
If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by such feelings or are worried about your future, just take a moment and sit back. Take a few deep breaths and think about it. A lot of terrible things that happened in your life made changes to what you have become and where you are now. Think about the times you were sad about something not working out, and then think about what it resulted in. If you can look back and say, “Hey, you know what? Whatever had happened was for the best”, well done, you’ve done your part to get to where you are. If those things still bother you, think about how you could change it, think about whether it would affect you the same way now, if so, you really need to get a move on. Do something, anything.
Things have a way of falling into place. Not just like that, though. The catch is that you have to put an effort towards it. You do what you can. It’s like a puzzle. Every piece falls only in one place and there’s a perfect end to a puzzle, but it’s your job to find out where each piece goes. It’s the minimum effort.
The next very important thing for you to remember is to live the moment. Every moment, the struggle and the joy of the process. If you’ve worked with puzzles, you’ll know this. If you’re patient and you have fun in doing it, even if it takes time, you end up completing it. You’ve had fun AND you’ve succeeded. If you live like this, imagine how happy you would be!
If you get frustrated, there’s two things you can do. One, pause and come back again or the other, to quit. Similarly, if you’re frustrated about things happening, you may be missing out in all the joy that’s being offered to you at that moment. Maybe this frustration will lead you to finally not achieve anything. That’s sad, right?
Life may not be like the movies, but your life is a lot like a movie at the same time, your very own kind. Try and look at it with that perception, I’m sure you’ll see it. Don’t look for what movies show you, your story has a lot of other adventures that await you!
“When there’s light, there’s still darkness but when there’s darkness, you need to shine some light.”
Its something that I came up with but it helps me, I hope it helps you too.
Thanks for reading!