It is finally the end of Term 2, and the end of a long Semester 1. With everything that has happened, I am glad to finally have a break. Working for 23 weeks, without a proper rest, has had me drained and emotionally, physically, mentally and in some ways spiritually tired.
This level of exhaustion made me realize that things need to change and I need to be more proactive in managing my emotions and energy.
Halfway through Term 2, at my lowest, I made a list of hobbies and activities I wanted to do but held myself back from. Things that made me happy but I pushed aside because of reluctance.
I had a look at the excuses, and realized that the only one holding me back was myself. The only one who held the keys to my happiness was myself.
Upon that realization, I gave myself permission and I made a promise to myself – to do more that makes me happy.
Starting with these holidays, there are three areas I am going to focus on:
- Fix my DSLR camera and discover what type of photography I like and take more photos.
- Be more physically active.
- Do more hikes/walks around Perth as well as being in nature more.
Here’s to the things that make you happy. I’ll keep you updated on how my three focus areas are going.