I'm the sort of person who always bites off more than I can chew and I rarely learn. Slowing down and just being is against my nature. I'm always keen to try new things, go different places and say yes to everything.
But I have been feeling stressed out and spread too thin for the last few years. And I'm slowly trying to adjust to life back in the homeland but it's harder than I thought it would be. A few lazy days of looking after myself instead of gadding about town is exactly what was needed.
I find it really hard to switch off. I'm addicted to my iPhone and checking my emails and going to bars with my friends to feel like I'm part of something. I'm obsessed with Instagram which is a sad thing to admit as a supposedly mature adult but I am. All of these things contribute towards anxiety and comparing myself with others and just general negativity and losing myself in the moment. It's a sad sickness that milennials suffer from.
And now I'm going to read a book and maybe put a face mask on. More importantly, I'm going to make myself a cup of tea. Small steps eh?