What’s been on my mind?

I’ve been feeling a bit low and unmotivated lately. I’m slowly completing the Journalism course (that I’ve lost all interest in), as I paid for it and would like to still complete it and gain my certificate. It hasn’t helped that my tutor has been harsh with his feedback – not very encouraging! Only two more assignments left, and then I’m done.

I’ve completely neglected my Instagram page, as I’m questioning my use of social media and if it’s a good way to spend my time. It’s so relentless that I can’t keep up. Even so my screen time is, frankly, horrific! I averaged about 6 hours a day in the last week. Some of that is from listening to podcasts, which I don’t mind too much, but I need to do less mindless scrolling. In a weird way, podcasts make me feel less lonely, and they’re good for learning new things.

It’s thanks to podcasts that I hear from lots of interesting, inspirational people. One person that comes to mind is Gelong Thubten, a buddhist monk who gave up his regular life at the age of 21 after having a breakdown and joined a Tibetan monastery in Scotland. Hearing him speak about mindfulness meditation and what it has done for him is very inspiring. After all the therapy I’ve had, acceptance and mindfulness make the most sense to me. It’s one of the few things that helps me come to terms with my anxiety.

I’m trying to focus on what’s truly important to me for now. I will get back into my blogging routine, but I might be a little quiet for a while.

I’ve you’ve read my other posts you might know that I enjoy an inspirational quote, so here’s one from Gelong Thubten:

“Meditation has given me a different view about happiness. You start to notice that you can make yourself happy and that it’s a moment-to-moment skill, rather than some huge achievement that happens when you get everything in your life right. It’s actually an inside work that is about making your mind strong.”

5 thoughts on “What’s been on my mind?

  1. An insiring post, need to stop scrolling too ,best of luck with future endeavors with the journalism you know you can achieve and you will,whats the pod cast re that monk would love a listen ,a fab podcast is Happy place on spotify by fearne cotton who wrote the book happy,
    Best wishes and keep being mindful

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    1. Thanks! Funny you should mention Happy Place podcast, the monk was on there, if you search Gelong Thubten you should find it. If you’re interested in podcasts I really recommend Feel Better Live More by Rangan Chatterjee as well, it’s all about health and wellbeing. Hope you’re well 🙂

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      1. Think I may have heard that 1 doh ooh ,thanks shall have to check that one out , tough few months need to get back into excercise and yoga
        Writing lots, drinking way to much coffee,concentrating on getting the book done ready for Amazon launch on 3rd may ,Hope you doing as best you can have a blessed april ,we will always rise

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