I Took A Short Break From Everything
October 26, 2016
As you might have failed to noticed, I took a short break from the blog. It started when things were going a little over my head at the end of month before the previous month and I thought, I am done, with everything. I did not take a vacation to some destination. I mostly stayed home. I did some things, which I generally don’t do and won’t be planning to do anytime in future.
This morning I woke up and decided, I am ready. Thus, I am writing this.
During this span of almost 46 days, I wasn’t roaming on a beach with a paperback in my hand. I was spending the time with myself without a paperback, focusing on some aspects of life, going through some actions I never planned to perform, thus depleting myself of “time to wonder” to write about.
During this short span, one important thing I realised is that taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Shut those voices of hypocritical altruists who at some point, might have told you that it is selfish to think about yourself. Slap them on their faces to make them shut, in your mind palace. Focusing on and taking care of ourselves needs to be an ever-present part of our every day life.
I also rearranged my books, which I seldom do, got a job offer that I rejected, broke my phone and abandoned my Kindle for sake of reading printed words.
Apart from that, for the love reading, I managed to read some books out of which one is full of researches on the fuss about WillPower: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal and the other one is a very thought provoking book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
It took me a month to read Atlas Shrugged. Yes, its deep. Yes, its thought provoking and yes, it did change the way I think. (More on Atlas Shrugged, later.) After reading it, you certainly won’t be asking yourself, Who is John Galt?