You need time to yourself. You need time away from work, and you even need time away from people. Even if you’re somewhere with a lot of people, going for a walk or sitting by yourself for 10 minutes can really help clear your mind.
The moments I feel happiest are when I get to sit and think of my surroundings. Whether that’s a community event with live music and hundreds of people, or sitting by a campfire with a few family members. Sitting in silence and thinking about it all is when I really gain perspective and can feel satisfied with myself.
A few weeks ago I was super stressed out because I had to work every day and I didn’t have much time to myself. I had one twelve-hour work day at a music festival which I knew was going to be tiring. After the 8 hour mark, I took a walk over to the bathrooms and sat on a bench for a few minutes. I thought about how lucky I was to be working that event and how I was a short walk from festival food and a live band. It was extremely eye opening and truly calmed me down from the stress I was feeling earlier on in the week.
Make time for yourself. Even if it’s going for a quick walk on your lunch break, or planning an afternoon to watch a few episodes of your favourite show. You deserve it, and sometimes that’s exactly what you need.
It’s me, yeah and I can’t get myself to go away. Oh God, I shouldn’t feel this way