You know what’s easy?
Sitting at home feeling motivated and encouraged by a few short videos, Instagram stories, and books.
And, for those few short seconds of reading or watching I feel uplifted, and I find a sense of motivation and self-worth.
But, that’s also the problem.
I could sit at home all day, much like every one does now-a-days, and just “scroll.” I could fill my head with whatever I wanted to feel “full,” to feel “loved,” to feel “distracted from the pain,” or to simply “feel something.”
We should be better than that.
We should know ourselves better than that.
When was the last time you stopped filling your head with the thoughts of others, sat down in a peaceful and distraction free space, to reflect on yourself? To ask yourself questions:
- Where am I right now?
- How do I feel right now?
- What’s important to me right now?
- Who do I love right now?
- Who am I right now?
We should believe in ourselves enough to take the time to self-discover, and believe in our own value.
We are valuable. You are valuable. I am valuable.
I can’t sit around all day long scrolling through endless pages of tik-toks, YouTube videos, newspapers articles, and google searches. Doing so only distracts me from taking the time for myself.
I deserve to know who I am and be confident in who I am.
You deserve to self-reflect on who you are without a million other people coming across your screen deciding for you. Sure, it’s okay to take in content and reflect on the words of others.
What is not okay is to be wholly distracted by them that you no longer know who you are. You simply become a product of the culture you consume.
The beauty of being a writer is this – I consistently take the time to pan out my own thoughts, to self-discover, and to get my feelings and emotions out on paper. I wish the same for many of you who may be struggling to find your own inner peace, and to truly understand that it is you who knows your own value.
Believe in who you are now, and who you will become. But, doing so will require you to sacrifice the time you spend on a screen, and to reflect on your own thoughts.
Put the phone down and ask yourself this: who am I right now in this moment?
Don’t think of the last video you watched, or anything you have consumed via a screen. Have your own thoughts.
Who. Are. You. Right. Now?