This weeks #MondayMotivation post is all about our tyranny.
Our Tyranny you say… what are you talking about?
Well let me tell you and I’m not talking about the current lockdown. Life has so many lessons for us to learn and grow from, some good, some bad, but they are lessons and awakening nevertheless. Furthermore it never stops to amaze me how these lessons come to us at just the right time.
I’ve been a fidget arse since birth, I need to keep active by doing things to keep me both physically and mentally healthy. Yes of course I laze about as much as the next person but I cant do it for long. I need a goal, an objective, a to do list, something to keep me focused.
Now this lockdown has been interesting, being so active through work, its hard to replace that, yes I’m exercising daily but it’s definitely not to the same degree that I normally would do, motivation has been hard. So like I’ve talked about previously with you all about keeping busy with jobs around the house, garden etc. That’s literally what I’ve been doing. My days have consisted of delivering Live sessions, working out, recording instructional videos, diving into various educational sources and a ton load of jobs around the house.
And when I say a ton load that’s not exaggeration. I’ve become obsessed, I’ve been putting so much pressure on myself to get all these little and big jobs done that it was starting to effect me both physically and mentally. I was waking up everyday body feeling broken, my normal positivity and motivation was lacking, which I’m sure we’ve all felt at times during the last 5 weeks.
Then one morning I was reading a passage from the Stoics that was like a light bulb moment and a realisation that I needed to stop and see what was going on. I was engrossed in keeping busy, to not laze about that it was getting out of hand. But who was placing that pressure on me, it was ME. Who was going from one job to the next late on into the day, ME again and who wasn’t taking the time to reflect upon themselves like I have habitually done for years, yep ME.
I was causing my tyranny. Yes my tyranny may seem of little consequence to some and given the current struggle going on around the world at the moment it pales in comparison, however it was something that was very real for me.
How many of us create the tyranny we find ourselves in? We put up with that controlling person in our life’s, but WE could probably have nothing to do with them if we wished. We may act in certain ways we don’t like just to fit into certain social groups, but WE want to be apart of it. We strive to do certain things all so WE can gain others approval. In these cases the power exists with US.
WE CAN CHANGE!
Food for thought. Needless to say it was a slap in the backside for me and a weight instantly lifted.
Yes keep busy, yes keep active but don’t loose your focus on YOU.
Have a great week guys.
Stay strong and live, love and laugh!