I love waterskiing. Part of the reason I love it so much is that it feeds my adrenaline addiction in a positive way. I love being completely focussed and giving my all to achieve a goal. It is the most incredible feeling.
I have many goals in life and some are harder to achieve than others. I have woken up this morning feeling anxious. Nothing has really changed from yesterday but somehow my positive attitude has turned negative overnight.
I am fortunate in that I work for myself and can take time to reground and refocus and try to combat this negative energy. I always compare my life to others and I know how lucky I am. For many people it is not easy to step off the treadmill for even five minutes and I so desperately want them to know there is a different way.
First and foremost, you have to recognise the signs. Depression and anxiety are debilitating. I am so glad that people are speaking more about these conditions. It is perfectly natural to feel anxious. It is when these emotions overwhelm you that you must be concerned. I think the internet can be very helpful if you look in the right places, but nothing really replaces human connection.
The sun is shining today and I can find no particular reason for my sadness. I will try to connect with those who are happy to listen to me. I will remember to stay focussed on the here and now. Thank you Eckhart Tolle for enlightening me. Your book was a godsend. It has helped me many times and I think it is time to open its pages once again.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
― Eckhart Tolle,