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Finding Yourself

It’s easy to feel lost in this whole wide world.


The trouble doesn’t begin with getting lost. It might even be enjoyable and liberating to get lost sometimes. The trouble begins when you start trying to find a way out.


This is the metaphorical forest you have entered. You have wandered too deep into the woods chasing pretty butterflies without leaving yourself a trail of breadcrumbs to follow back out.


It’s dark. You don’t see any recognizable landmarks. You don’t see a path. You don’t even see your own footprints. There’s no one else around to help you out. No one to guide you out. It’s scary. You just pick a direction and start running. The more frantic you become the less your brain makes sense, the more lost you are.


The real query is how to find yourself again.


The downside is that the journey is subjective and has to be tailored to your unique specifications through trial and error as you go on.


Good news is you don’t need to start from scratch without any maps or guidelines.


Here are a few landmarks to get you oriented and lead you towards the first step to finding yourself.


Follow these 3 steps to find your balance in life:


Accept:


This is the very first and the most important step.

Accepting that you have lost your way.

Accepting that there are problems in your life.

Accepting that you need to confront those problems instead of shoving them the deep corners of your brain, hoping they go away.

Accepting that this approach is not working.

Accepting that you need to break this circle of ignorance and hopelessness.

Accepting that you need help.

Only you can take this step. No one can lead to it. No one can take this first step for you.

Once you accept there is a problem, you are already halfway out of the woods. The first step is often the hardest one.


Detox:


Next step is to detoxify yourself.

Physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, technologically.

Whatever you prefer.

Take a deep breath.

Stop everything you are doing.

Eat healthy.

Drink lots of water.

Meditate.

Put your gadgets aside.

Start small. Assign yourself a period of 5-15 minutes, dedicated to detoxifying yourself.

Try out things. Adopt the ones that suit you. Discard the rest. Keep trying consciously to inculcate them in your daily routine until they become habit.

Increase the time or activities as you start getting comfortable.


Prioritize:


Instead of making drastic changes to your routine and trying to do 20 different things at the same time, find out your priority.

Do you need a change in your eating habits, or you need a break from too much mental activity?

Focus on one thing at a time.

For instance, start meditating 15 minutes a day.

Once you get comfortable, add 15-minute yoga along with meditation.

Or instead of making an extremely healthy diet plan, increase water intake, and replace the junk snacks for healthy ones.


There are uncountable possibilities in front of you. You just need to pick one.


Have to start somewhere…





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