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Press pause #2

Being back from Crete, I would not be me if I wasn’t already wondering how to implement a certain amount of alone time in my everyday life to keep the to me positive effects flowing. 🙂 Obviously, it is impossible to stay completely off the grid when I am working – yet these two ideas might be a start.

Tune in
Tuning the world and its people out means there is space for emptiness, and for tuning in to myself. This sounds simple and is true for me.

When I do that (sometimes with the help of some instrumental mixes), I feel able to notice how I feel and what I want / what I want more of. Besides, it suddenly seems possible to tune out all the voices around me (parents, future mother-in-law, friends and their lives and plans, boyfriend, my job,…) and to take a step back to look for some answers – or at least ask good questions.

What do I want? How do I envision the next months of my life? What would I like to accomplish or realize? How do I want to feel? What do I need to learn?

Accept Chaos
Some days during our vacation, admittedly, all this time and space was too much. Too much surfaced in me and thus I felt unable to sit still, there was so much turmoil inside me and I could not filter this or adjust quickly enough to this flood of emotions or thoughts. The chaos of thoughts and memories and images inside of me was overwhelming to me.

However, I hung on and just let chaos rule. To my astonishment, afterwards in me I felt a new sense of order and belonging which was freeing. I am not sure how many of these I-can not – sit – still – days are good for my sanity, though, as they made me want to jump out of my skin. 😉 Best to be lived in small doses.

Author: carasmelody

daydreamer, hopelessly hopeful, I love the power of words, I love poems, words are soulfood

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