Today I’ll like to share with you a key lesson I’ve learnt over time, THE IMPORTANCE OF OF SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR SELF.
It’s something I’ve overlooked at so many points in my life and every single time it takes its toll on me. In every message, book and teaching on relationships, one key point that’s always mentioned is communication. Sadly one thing we don’t know is that the primary relationship for everyone should be a relationship with yourself.
This the primary reason most people don’t even know who they are. They don’t know what they like, what they are interested in, what they detest, what their hobbies are and so on. This was really not a very big deal for me in the first 17 years of my life as I lived a relatively simple life. But during my Internship, I discovered that as my responsibilities grew and “I’ve been so busy” became my slogan, I was loosing touch with myself, living my life for others while disconnecting from myself. I began making decisions for myself without me even knowing(I know this sounds major weird but it’s true).
Everyday I would wake up, take a bath by default and live at the mercy of my daily to-do list like a Zombie without any me-time. To crown it all up, in my very rare not so busy hours i would have to spend time with friends or family or sleep or something.
“We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited ourselves”
Before long however, my relationship with God and those Family and Friends were affected as I was loosing my sanity without even knowing.
Today I finally realize what I’ve been doing so wrong for the past few months, I have to take absolute control of my life and push spending time with myself to the top of my daily To-do List because that’s the only way I can remain sane and at peace.
A saying goes “The answer to life’s most pressing & important questions can only be found in solitude”
I’ve learnt that in the middle of a very tense, fast-paced and distracting world, I must be able to find and spend time alone to reflect and pull myself together.
Yours in Grace,