In the rush of life, I wondered how to measure the amount of “liveness” I have. “Liveness,” in other words, is the capacity of myself to decide how long I can maintain energy, either using my maximum, minimum or average.
Thinking of us like machines or tools, I found a very flexible idea to comprehend how humans work and how they should be; maybe this is how it is measured!
In plain language, we must pay the utmost attention to our energy during the life process.
Life is not always about moving; you will realize that when you grow up, and the sad thing is that most of us know this during the late stages after we are physically, mentally and emotionally drained.
Here comes the idea of “Me Time” and “Self-Care” to remind yourself that you must stop multitasking for a while and focus on one thing at a time, because your mental health matters.
And because you live once, set aside time to do what you love the most; from time to time, give yourself some credit. If you like the busy life, go for it.
Most inspiring people and successful leaders I know have break times, time to meditate and periods to clear their minds; they do it quietly.
Noor A. Al-Naboud
If you are like me — someone who loves solitude, can switch to “Airplane Mode,” prefers to look at the world from privacy, and has an intimate relationship with a warm cup of coffee as well as headphones to listen to favorite your songs — some things motivate your life more than people. As I always believe, go for it.
In short, do whatever makes you feel safe and grounded.
It is never a bad idea to take time to do nothing, and that is what most people often fail to understand. Most inspiring people and successful leaders I know have break times, time to meditate and periods to clear their minds; they do it quietly.
I guess we all could use a day or a couple of days to recharge, rest and take a few deep breaths — a “Mental Health Day.” We should not wait until we become ill and then take sick leave!
Being overwhelmed is real; therefore, I believe it will be awesome if we accept the occasional spoiling of ourselves, emphasizing the idea behind the concept; to get the quality of doing things effortlessly as a way of living sometimes.
The good news is that some people are doing amazing things by keeping the people around them feeling good about going their own ways without feeling guilty or ashamed over a lack of motivation and focus. They support the approach that a well and healthy human being can do great things if left alone and free sometimes.
Also, something tangible: Those people who tell us to live in the present and begin rolling their eyes whenever we do it, please teach us how. You have to understand the production mechanism of everyone to get a better result.
If you ever doubt that you deserve a break to enjoy the beauty of life along with yourself or your beloved ones, kindly change your thoughts by taking a moment to pamper yourself.
• Noor A. Al-Naboud is a writer, marketing, external communication and insurance expert.