In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
The toughest thing about dealing with depression is that life goes on. Time will not stop for us or for anyone. The earth keeps spinning. The longer this condition persists, the more likely we are to face another depressing problem: How can we recover that lost time, let alone catch up?
I think for a lot of amateurs, their alignment is always out.
Alignment is a fundamental concept in our lives. It shows up everywhere. Whether it be the alignment of our car wheels, our media’s audio and video, or our thoughts and actions – when it is out of whack, we notice. We notice because there is a lack of balance and therefore need for additional effort.
Fortunately, when things become misaligned, it’s simple to correct. Back not feeling right? Call your chiro – a snap, crack, and a pop, and you’re freed from that blight. The light not striking your retina right? The optometrist will fix your vision and restore your sight.
But, what do you do if you don’t know something is misaligned?
Self-care is, fundamentally, about bringing balance back to a life that has grown imbalanced from too many commitments or responsibilities.
Robyn L. Gobin, The self-care prescription
School was one of my favorite things as a kid. I loved two things about it: eating school lunch and recess. Let’s talk about recess.
Recess was synonymous with freedom. It was the time that I didn’t have to sit still in my desk either listening to the teacher or working through an assignment. Recess was my time to do what I wanted. On the playground, there were so many activities to choose from. There was tetherball, foursquare, wallball, handball, and dodgeball. There were chalk drawings, swings, monkey bars, and hopscotch. And of course, there was that one play structure only the weird kids played with: the seesaw.