Sometimes, we tell ourselves to have more self-love
We remind ourselves about this again and again
Yet, we hardly practice self-love
Skipping my lunch…
Staying awake late at night…
Waking up late and skipping my breakfast…
Skipping the jogging routine….
Putting off the quality time with those who really love me…
Giving up on the time for reflective blogging….
Deserting the fruits in the fridge…
Forgetting to call home….
Putting aside my favourite books….
Forgetting your pills…..
All these are for me to have more self-love?
For me to complete my Master’s dissertation?
I am too faraway
These are not self-love
Sometimes, while we are aiming at a target in our life..
I mean a major one, like a Master’s dissertation
we tend to lose sight or neglect some of our essential needs
When we fail to fulfill our own essential needs
everything goes haywire
Instead of having more time for dissertation by letting go our my essential needs
I end up feeling depressed, hopeless, stressed, worthless…
to the extent of finding the easy way out
Have you thought about your essential needs?
Those essential needs which motivate, recharge, empower you to achieve great things
Those are like your breath
You can’t afford to lose it
I would call it
Something like work-life balance
That’s why many top fabulous companies in the world are cutting down on the working hours for their employees
Studies show that when your employees have work-life balance
or when they are healthy mentally and physically
They are more productive
I drank cups of coffee and tea
slept for just a few hours
My mind still wouldn’t work
I worked with 50% of the mental ability at this stage
ended up feeling burnt out
needed one day off research before I became insane while battling the sedative effect of my anti-psychotic pill
I missed my pills and my diarrhea was getting worse
I stopped jogging and I started to have muscle pain
Rest, work, rest, work
This should be the cycle
When you have limited time
It is better if you rest the right way
Choose a soul-healing hobby
Writing and reflecting is my favourite
Instead of meaningless hours of drama episodes
which drain you out instead
Be sure it is good for you when you want to sacrifice something
Is it your breath?
If so, think twice
Which is better in long term?