This is going to be a very informal, one-sided discussion of how to find balance in your life.
Being a Londoner living in the hustle and bustle of the city makes it hard to keep on track with important things, such as: personal relationships and your own mental health. Trying to keep up with the fast pace of London’s work life/student life is exhausting – and lonely – leading us to try to fill this void. Ultimately, this often leads us to mistakenly think that needing something in our life will help to fill that missing piece in our puzzle.
Understanding how the war between need vs want affects your state of wellbeing, and how you go through your life, will greatly affect the way in which you engage in relationships and other daily tasks.
I, myself have reflected on the things that matter to me in my life and it has always come down to the things that didn’t carry much weight, were the things that I attributed with need. We as a society always seem to think things are a necessity – having the latest trainers to complete the look or having that popular designer bag.
But why? Does it really matter? What purpose does it serve? I’m all for looking nice but at what cost?
I think we need to move to being more comfortable with ourselves and being our true selves. The true us. Instead of hiding behind material things. Now, you wanting something shows true desire or interest, so if I want to be in a particular profession such as teaching, I will show desire and drive in order to be the best ME/Teacher I can possibly be.
Understanding the importance of wanting something and it’s close relationship with aspiration will not only make you more successful but happier. As being healthy takes into account the importance of your social and emotional/mental wellbeing as well physical. So, in short, don’t ever think that you need something to feel whole but concentrate on being the greatest you and working on your inner self. It is the most important, and often fragile, part.