Living slowly and purposely is the secret to peace. You may find those boring, stay-at-home days unproductive, but once you get caught in the inescapable cycle of pressure and self-doubt, you begin to long for those long, mundane moments in your life. You realize these boring days are really what it’s all about. The days when you have the least thing to do are the days you crave the most. By making choices around what makes you happy, you glow within. That inward joy radiates to your relationships, work ethic, and overall disposition in life.
Adapting a slow and gentle life is the secret to true happiness because there is no force involved. You will notice your anxieties and fears don’t get into your head much when you know what you want and are honest to yourself about the likelihood of you getting it. Being wise enough to distinguish a distraction from a necessary setback will help you move on from failures much faster. But first, you need to learn how to live your life with purpose and open your heart to God’s will.
When you’re stuck, you have to move to get out of it. It’s that simple. Everyone is dealing with his unparalleled battles, and most are doing it very poorly. Aside from the obvious obstacle of not knowing what to do in their life, it’s a high possibility that they’re not doing anything about it. They spend their days feeding their ego in their imaginations but they never muster the bravery to execute their plans.
They never find the urgent need to start. Remember that whenever you feel stuck in life, there can only be three logical explanations for it: (1) you’re too lazy to work on what you want. You’re waiting for someone to pull you from the ground, (2) you’re beating yourself way too hard with no sleep and no proper nutrition that’s affecting both your physical and mental state, or (3) you’re living a life that you can’t call your own.
Being anxious prevents us from thinking clearly and making rational decisions efficiently. It steals away our opportunity for growth and every chance we have at peace of mind. Moreover, it creates imaginary problems out of the wheel of negativity running in our heads the entire day. Being in this state of mind causes stress physically and mentally, and most times, we are in this position because we don’t know how to avoid instances like this, or we don’t know how to get out of this uneasy situation.
In your twenties, you get anxious about possibly everything. You want things to go smoothly, exactly according to the way we want (but you know it won’t happen, and even if it will, it wouldn’t last very long). Your expectations in your life and the world you live in contribute a huge factor as to why you’re always pressuring yourself to be everything to everybody. You want to make a difference in the lives of those around you, but you also want to be the best in your field no matter what it takes (and the harsh irony here is: you can’t have the best of both worlds).