I believe that I am a Divine and Magnificent expression of life, and my life is precious, I have said this to myself so many times, despite which I got trapped into losing my identity in work. On account of which I was overworked, lost and lived my life under tremendous stress, which made me unhappy.
I was working, but I was also suffering, I could not climb stairs comfortably, I was always tired, found difficult to relax, and had a list of things to be done all the time, envied some of my friends who lived life on their terms.
I knew there was something wrong in my life; I was generous enough to take a hard look at my life and the way I lived. I realized that I needed to believe what I have said to myself so many times, and also written in my note books.
The answer was within, I took the journey inward to see where my time went, what I did in life, what made me happy, within a month or two I understood my problem, I believed in myself, I knew that I am not my work, work is only a small part of me, I decided to offer a new definition to myself, and I will continue to keep searching and renewing, for I have just taken one step. Some of the things that I did in the last two months:
• Quit my job
The moment I made a decision, I was completely relaxed, because I had nobody to report to, and I need not account for my time.
• Identified Goals in my life
I looked at what I wanted in my life, and redefined my goals one by one.
• I started prioritizing my goals
Listed out the important ones and the urgent ones
• Started rescheduling my time
While rescheduling, I included walking, meditating, singing and reading books, which I enjoyed.
This made me happy, relaxed, secure and brought in new meaning to my life.
I recall the words of Swami Vivekananda who says, “All power is within you, you can do anything and everything. Believe in that; do not believe that you are weak. Stand up and express the divinity within you.