I’m back! Not sure if anyone missed me, but… I’m back! I took a break over Christmas, which at first I felt really bad about. Especially since I built up great momentum just before Christmas and I am becoming more and more passionate about my photography job every day, I could have kept working in a non-stop mode, so it really was a forced break. At first.
Then I started reflecting on the last year and I realised that a few things have gone missing from my life, from my photography: Missing elements to finish the picture.
After getting used to the fact that I was on a break, I began to feel like there was enough time left to try something new. On a whim, I developed an obsession for colouring-in books for adults. Night after night I sat there for hours, with an empty mind. A mind that usually works over-hours. I coloured in little detailed patterns. The more detailed the better. I also picked up running. I always hated running, now I love listening to the rhythm of my breath and my steps on the concrete and my empty mind. My otherwise so restless mind.
I realize now, how important it is to give my mind a rest from time to time and that it is nothing to feel bad and guilty about.
One thing I noticed is that TV almost never relaxes me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m always on my phone doing something else while watching TV or because it makes me feel too guilty to relax. I need to feel like I created, or achieved something. Do you feel like that too? What do you do to calm your mind?
Resolution 1 for 2016: Relax harder? Better? More efficiently?