63: Saturday Night Lights

I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday night

As the autumn quickly disappears, in its place the winter cold and darkness depends

One great thing about early nights is equally the early lights

London city lights up sooner and regardless of the cold, the city never shuts down or sleeps

I’m in the train, heading to meet a friend for a night out

It takes a lot to get me out anywhere

As an introvert, I will always prefer my own company over anything else but lately I’ve been making an effort to connect with others and just enjoy life

I love my life

I’m grateful for the people in my life that make it feel good and worthwhile

So I’m out about to enjoy the London bright lights on a Saturday night

Enjoy your weekend

Be well

SRZ

62: Moving forward

Loads of changes happening everywhere I look

Both personally and professionally, there’s just been so much change to occur in the last couple of months

Some are good, some are great and others are just life taking its course

I keep reminding myself that I must move forward

I don’t want to be trapped in the past because I’ll never become more than what I already am

So all I can do is turn my head round, face forward and make a move

I don’t know what I’m moving towards, I only know the direction feels right for me

Be well

SRZ

61: Life is a mirror

If you think you can’t then you won’t

If you feel you don’t deserve it the. Guess what?

You will not deserve it

Life will mirror for us exactly what we believe inside

If we don’t like the results we are getting, we need look no further than our inner self beliefs

I’m slowly learning this

Its all inside

Be well

SRZ

60: I Am Enough

Most of us don’t feel like we are

Most of us are seeking something outside of ourselves to complete us, to make us happy, to make us whole

Even when we here things like “money can’t buy you happiness” we still want to find out for ourselves

So lately I have been working on this mantra “i am enough”

it’s a reminder that I am enough as is. I don’t need to add anything more to who I am in order to be ‘worthy’

I am enough

I have enough – I have enough of everything I need, want and desire and should i need more, it will easily and swiftly come to me

Now, don’t think me crazy for writing these things or better still, believing these things. We all have inner self beliefs that guide us and help us make sense of our world. This is one of the ways I do it

I am enough

I have enough

All things will work out for my good

Be well

SRZ

59: The only constant is

Change

In this life you can’t expect much, well, other than death, taxes, stress and of course change

You can bank on those things happening to each and every one of us

I hate change. It makes me feel uncomfortable which in turn makes me feel uncertain about myself and the direction of my life

But I am slowly learning that need not be afraid of change, let alone feeling uncomfortable because those are signs of life and growth

Better to be uncomfortable and growing then comfortable but stagnant

It’s a rough world out there. Surprising things happen everyday

Is it any wonder mental illness has become a buzz word in the media?

The strain on our minds from such rapid change is startling. The schools didn’t teach us coping mechanisms to deal with the stress and pressures of ‘making it’ in society today

We are bombarded by the apparent happy lives of friends and strangers online. YouTube is now filled with motivational videos encouraging us to dream big, never give up and never settle

well intentioned I’m sure but what many people fail to mention is that we are okay. As we are, this very minute, we are more than enough and lacking nothing

Although change may be a constant, self change and transformation is anything but

We rarely change as individuals

We rarely grow out of the social scripting and ideologies we gained from childhood

It takes a lot of honest inner work to begin to even scratch the surface of who we are at the core

We all need the time and yet that’s one of the things everybody complains about not having enough of

The world keeps rapidly changing while we do not

We may want the quick career change, the fast money and the smooth road to happiness and bliss but everything takes time

So what was the point of this blog?

Whatever you thing the point of life is, same goes for this post 🙂

Be well

SRZ

58: Near The Finish Line

So I’m nearly done with my one year commitment to daily blogging

I’m not sure if I’ll renew the commitment, it wasn’t the success I’d hoped for although the daily reminder to do something every day has had its benefits

I struggle to do this as of late

I don’t have any sort of motivation for it at all anymore. The feedback is sort of discouraging

In my mind, I interpret the level of response to this blog as meaning two things, I need to do a better job of promoting it and I need to spend even more time on the content itself

The question is, am I prepared to do that?

I haven’t given the question any proper time or thought to come up with an honest answer just yet but I will soon enough

For now, I keep marching towards my end goal

Be well

SRZ

57: Less Convenient

I decided to go into work today

I had a few things that I unfortunately could only do in the office and I had to make a choice, either leave those things for now and do them much later which will inevitably push things back or go in at some point today and get the job done

Most often, I’d push it back to later and get it done when convenient for me

But I’m slowly and consciously trying to break away from that way of thinking and operating

The truth is, I had planned for nothing other than being at home today. There were no social events to attend, no activities or parties or anything else

I was truly free to binge Netflix all day or be a little more productive

I glad I chose the latter

There’s an intrinsic good feeling that comes with taking the less than convenient path

It’s like rising to the challenge of becoming yourself

It may take a lot of work and effort but my goodness, won’t you be glad you chose that path instead

Be well

SRZ