Tuesday, September 11, 2012
my much awaited vacation is just around the corner. Sunday, I will depart for Greece for a 4 week journey. Travel, foreign cultures and languages, ancient history, archeology and art are areas of passion for me. I am excited yet very grounded and calm about this trip. I have been dreaming of Greece for years and I am about to fullfil that dream. If that wasn't enough, I will be ending my trip in the mythical city of Istanbul-Tukey. Told you, I love to travel.
Taken my fall vacation, I did not take time off during the summer and struggled with that for a while when I saw fellow colleages leaving for vacation. I got negative, demotivated at work and plain miserable. I started complaining. At the time, all other things (nutrition, training, etc) were also not going my way and they added to the perceived fatigue.
I don't let myself go downhill for very long. Over the years, I have become very fond of my own company and I make sure I am quality company for myself. After all, I am living 24-7 with myself!
I adopted and appropriate stategy to deal with my discontent. I stopped and sat (literally!) with my moody self in July-August. I asked what was the matter. A full list of complaints just started to flow. I listened and acknolewdged the perceived problems and feelings. I then thought about all that I am given everyday. I realised after a while that there are many people who do not get any vacation at all and I will be given 4 weeks to rest, recharge, fill myself up with the wonders of this world.
When I get stuck in a rut, I don't judge myself. It is absolutely useless. I give myself time to stop, rest and recollect. I embrace what is and ask for guidance from the Divine. I change my outlook on the situation by counting my blessings. I tell you I am given so much every day.
I have gone back to clean eating, regular exercising, all that with a happy and joyfull self. Yet none of my circumstances really changed but my attitude did. Attitude is what determines how I feel and deal with situations and it has yet again helped me through this challenging time.
I am most gratefull that I may share this with you. Namaste