Yesterday, while I was at work, I had a breakdown. It wasn’t the first, and as much as I’d like to say it’d be the last, that’s not realistic. I had a chat with my boss and I simply said to her: I’m burned out. I’m moving house, and that’s stressful, all while working that around my packed work schedule. In that one moment, I felt like I wasn’t enough. It sounds crazy, but there are moments where no matter how much you do, it seems inadequate. At that one moment, nothing else mattered; I just was not enough.
Realistically, we can’t be in multiple places at once. We’re not superhuman after all! Sometimes it can be hard to realize that yes, it may seem like your best isn’t enough, but in actuality, like hell it ain’t. Sometimes we need reminders that we are enough, even if a moment of lapse makes you think differently.
To balance out these “miserable” moments, we need to take the time to notice the light side of things.
Blogging can be hard work. I struggle with finding things to write about that won’t bore the everloving fuck out of everyone, including myself. For the past couple of months, it’s getting better, but even with blogging, I have my moments of “is it enough?”. Geez, it’s almost like dating: “am I enough?” “is it enough?” “do I have lipstick on my teeth?” Life is full of miserable things. But let’s not focus on misery.
What are your passions? What is it that you eat, sleep and dream about every night? What steps are you taking towards making your passion a reality? If you can answer these questions honestly, then I have a challenge for you.
I call it the #findyourhappy campaign.
I explain it a little better in this video here1. Excuse the quality, I’m still a non-Snapchat video virgin, and it was before I even ate breakfast.
Good morning! Let's talk about the #findyourhappy campaign. For the next month, talk about your passions, your dreams, anything that makes YOU happy. Sometimes we focus on the stuff that makes us miserable. It's time to focus on the positive.
Posted by Namari on Thursday, March 31, 2016
For the next month, I want you to take to social media, using the hashtag #findyourhappy or #thatsmyhappy, and tell me what makes you happy. What drives your passion? I gave one example of my own: my daughter. While she can be a royal pain in the ass at times, she keeps me going. It can be in the form of words, a video, pictures, a cake, ANYTHING that makes you happy. I want to see it, and I’ll share with you my many interests and “my happys”.
With that being said, even though this lasts a month, it’s not a daily deal. Let’s be realistic here; you can post something every day for the next 30 days, but there’s this thing called life that likes to shove themselves into fun activities. So post as often as you like! Will this go viral? I’m not holding my breath, but the point is to keep our eyes on the not-so-miserable times. And to have fun while doing it, because fun is always a good thing.
- By “a little better”, I mean besides awkward pauses ↩