Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Maintaining our hopes and dreams whilst life gets in the way

I was talking briefly to a friend about this topic recently, and it's something that is also rather close to my heart right now. I don't know if this is a good analogy, but I imagine that trying to maintain the commitment to your ultimate goals whilst you have the pressures of life and work is a bit like trying to maintain a good relationship with your partner/spouse whilst you have young children - a little bit of a challenge! Which is one of the reasons I don't fancy having kids, but I digress.

I've recently decided to put a personal project of mine on the backburner for .. hopefully not too long, as work has been a bit crazy and has taken a lot of energy out of me. It's a bit annoying, and part of me worries that it's going to be like this for a while and it will take ages to complete the project etc. But at the same time, I mustn't overdo things and my body often just needs to rest and relax when I get home. I think the key ingredient for me is trust in the bigger picture .. that there is something to learn from these challenging times .. and that I will be able to get back to work on the project soon.

Life is busy these days, and the responsibilities of work and family can be very tiring. The only thing I can really suggest, and this includes to myself, is to spend as much time as you are able to on your passions - even if it's only a short amount of time each week. This is why I'm keeping up with blog posting.

For me, maintaining spiritual practices is important - meditation is helping me a lot right now. I wish I could say the same for my eating habits - but I'm still failing on that one - although trying not to beat myself up too much about that.

Above all, believe in yourself and be determined that, no matter what it takes or how long it takes, you can achieve the things that you were destined for. And find friends who are willing to support and help you along the way.

Short and sweet for today, hope it helps!
Andy

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