Note: This post is part of my third Facebook blogging challenge. I seek to post a 100-150 word narration – with alphabetized titles – in September. While I have penned several essays with more than 2000 words, crafting these stories is going to be my toughest ‘creative’ challenge yet because brevity is not my forte. This post – with a title that starts with Z – has 150 words, minus this Note section and the bolded section in the end.
Yesterday was bad.
Like I-do-not-deserve-to-live bad. Like I-am-going-to-lose-my-brain bad. Like life-is-so-hard-I-just-cannot-keep-up bad.
After sleeping for around three hours to block he pain, I woke up and thought about different ways to revive my enthusiasm during such nightmarish days. I came up with a long list, but still felt edgy and unproductive.
So I shut down my electronics and simply sat with myself.
After silently ruminating for about twenty minutes, I took a few deep breaths and felt better. That’s when it struck me. The key to leading a content life is mindful self-awareness. The more you get to know yourself, the easier it is to deal with negativity.
Hence, the next time I am beset by ugly emotions – which is every day (!) – I am going to embrace solitude and find the goodness that is residing deep within me.
Reconnecting with your unsullied soul helps rediscover your zest for life.