Typing and writing in this blank blog post have been foreign and surely not a usual night for me. My priorities of chasing financial ideals have somehow taken most of my time last year and early of this year but then, I started watching uplifting and creativity booster videos again.
Though my devotional and my weekly viewing of Christian fellowship videos are the best reminder and sustenance for moral values, I guess, I am also obliged to feed my soul, do self-care more often and refrain myself from unnecessary busy-ness.
is being busy for the sake of working but not really getting things done in the most satisfying way. It is starting and being on so many things but without completion. It is walking in the same circles for a very long time and not getting to a destination.
I thought my unhealthy routine and imbalanced lifestyle were okay and normal. I thought rush mode is the default setting but no.
Waking up in the morning in a worried and scrambling way isn’t healthy. I don’t even take time to make my bed. Well, at least I drink water first but the second thing I would do is push the start button of my laptop. And start working.
Brewing coffee in-between and eating in front of my desk. And though multi-tasking looks powerful, it has its downfall. The quality of work and focus is being compromised and so does my time for myself.
But then, I’ve stumbled upon two YouTubers that had greatly influenced my way of thinking recently and I’m currently, trying to fix my habits, thoughts and hopefully, my way of life.
This is actually a weird realization to find peace and stress relief in watching Simple living/Minimalist videos By Rhea Y Banez.
From there, I’ve relearned to follow positive habits by starting from the simplest task of making my bed in the morning. Still, I have to work on how I wake up because I wake up like our house is on fire. This is what happens when you grow up with a Filipino mother whose mouth is louder than any alarm clock. Lol.
Then I relearned self-care and living purposefully in Rowena Tsai‘s videos.
She made me fall in love with writing again. And in taking care of myself by giving time for things that makes my soul breathe from this overwhelming and ambitious world of ours.
She made me recognized my own needs and how beautiful it is to slow down in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee or scribble on your notebook for a little while as if the world out there is not scary and chaotic.
So just a shoutout to Rowena Tsai, I’m just one of the souls whom you motivated and I hope this will encourage you to do more and touch more lives across the globe. We all need a sparkle of hope, your sunshine, and inner peace. Thanks for sharing the fire. I thought I couldn’t write anything tonight but I was able to finish a blog post at this length.
Before I was totally resistant in believing that what I actually read/watch/listen to or consumed affects my thoughts but certainly, it does shape us and it does influence us.
Find a book or any form of content that will give life to your boring unmotivated days and throw a party to your bergen town (a reference to Trolls film).
And before this blog ends, I wanted to share this quote I read this morning while browsing my book in the running jeepney.
“Man needs bread and hyacinths; one to feed the body and one to feed the soul.”