So I was talking with a friend earlier on, and she told me how she wish she have a time just to sleep and rest the whole day. Working life has been tiring, you need to spend times with your friends and family, having other commitments to commit to... life can sometimes be too much for us to handle, and at time all we need is just a 'Me-Time'.
I was once there, during my time in college. I seldom have a single day to waste without being around with my friends and work. I spend too much time entertaining others till a point of time I just lose touch with myself.
Being the good old me, its hard for me not to care for the people around me. I hangout with everyone like there's no tomorrow. Random outing, late night mamak, DotA till sunrises, ears for those that has a stories that needed to be share.
Any work/duty/task that people throw at me I would gladly accept with open heart. Thats the thing, I've taken more than what I can actually handle. I was trying to push the limit and see how far can I go, and in the end I finally found my mark, and what a hard way to found it out.
Up till a point where everything is just too much for me, I choose to withdraw, from friends around and from all my commitments. Right now I can tell you that its not a wise choice but back then, it seems like the only way out.
I've been withdrawing for nearly a year from my life in KL. Taking my time of solitude, I realize that I have gave up too much just to have a time for myself - a Me-Time. I decided to come back to KL and hopefully I can pick up from where I have left off, but after being here for almost 5 month, I can tell you that its not as easy as it used to be.
People changed, and so does a lot of things. Trying to get back into the life of friends around is one thing, trying to have a stable life itself is also another thing. Long story short, if I could turn back the hand of time I would do things much more differently.
There's nothing wrong in wanting to have a time for our own self. Even a robot needed the rest, even a prophet who is being chased needed to stop for foods and sleep, what more a mere mortal like us.
When things are getting too hectic and the pressure is just too much. Make time for yourself. There's time you just needed to learn to say no to invitation, clear the day off just for yourself and take a good rest. Wake up refresh and continue the run again.
Well at least that's what I would do now. I don't know why but yesterday was the longest rest day for me. Now I am all refreshed and ready to run again. It works for me, I don't know about you, but for sure, we all needed to learn to make time for ourself, to rest, to re-evaluate, to plan, and to have a quite time.
Life is a very long journey and like every great journey we need to learn to enjoy it.
Until next time, see you around my friend =)
Daniel Chiam from room8five