It’s the little things. Said a good friend of mine recently. As trading in cabbage rows for the beach for a day and listening to the waves crash against the coastline. Catching the glimpse of the vastness of the sea and the horizon. A tiny change of scenery can do so much for us sometimes. I wasn’t even aware of how much I needed that until my feet hit the white sand.
So when you find yourself in a moment to reflect on what has truly kept you from joining the world of madness, this is what I can think of for myself. Succeeding to start the day in the morning and having a quiet time with a cup of coffee. Working outside in the garden even though it has been quite a challenge due to the sheer volume of how much I took on this year and struggled to keep up. Simply going for walks in nature has been the healing powerhouse for me. Spending time in the mind space of being creative and all that awesomeness la la land. And last, but not least, learning something new.
But then here is another list, which does the opposite. Neglecting sleep until the sunrise. Avoiding leaving the room for days. Falling down the rabbit hole of distraction from reality aka entertainment. Having the attitude of meh about everything. Avoiding socializing. Drowning in the constant feed of negativity portrayed by the media and other crazies across the globe. Giving in the desperation of how things will just get worse. Why knowing all this I still find myself doing these things? Eh.
Some days are darker than others. It is not always easy to stick with the first list, but our choices determine a lot about our wellbeing and it is something we all should think about. Feeling shitty? What are you up to then? Make the changes. Feeling great? What are you doing? Appreciate it and focus more on that.
Anyways, here are some shots from the day by the sea! Hope you will enjoy them! ^^
Song of the day: yeule - Poison Arrow