What makes you happy ?

It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything on my blog. Sharing my work online, seems to be something that has taken a backseat. Truth be told, I felt like a fraud sharing my work online, was I truly living the words I was sharing? And from time to time I would feel if writing anything on this blog was even worth it, I mean who is really reading it ?

I slowly let myself go, and fell off the wagon. Dropped my routine and began to slack. A few months later, I got a job and that kept me really busy, but deep down I still felt something was missing.

So I decided it was high time I got back on the wagon and began working on myself. I needed to disconnect from the drama that my idle mind was creating and connect to the self that kept my mind, body and soul happy and healthy. Obviously this doesn’t mean I will give up on the world and be in my little Miss Positive bubble, no ways. I am human and oscillating between emotions is only normal (more on this in another blog).

Now what makes me happy, need not be the same thing that makes you or someone else happy? As much as I love social media and it’s ability to help us connect. One of the biggest vices is, it throws us into a comparison trap. “Oh look at her, working out and eating healthy, let me try that too, or hmmm she is draws & paints so well why can’t I be like that? oh look at the number of books she’s reading why can’t I do that? Her instagram is so much more cooler than mine.” These are a few thoughts that I’ve had. It’s really good when we want to work on ourselves, but doing it because someone else is and it looks cool, isn’t the best reason to do it.

Whatever you do, do so because you want to, not because a 1000 people are doing it. 

So what makes me happy? 

WRITING. Even though I haven’t really written anything here on the blog for a very very long time, still writing is one act that brings peace to me, which honestly I’ve put on the back burner for the past few months. What I have begun to notice is, even 20 minutes a day, makes such a difference to me. I write because its one of the the few things that helps me connect to myself and helps reduce my anxiety. I write because it brings me immense joy and peace. I write because it is my form of meditation.

What makes you happy? What is that one thing you can do for yourself today?

Love,

Lakshmi

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