Taking A Step Back
March 24, 2022
Laura Lee

Sometimes, life can be overwhelming. As we get older, the more complex things become, and nothing seems simple anymore. It’s no longer about making friends and having a good time, it’s suddenly about staying afloat. Financially, we need to make ends meet, pay the bills, travel, food, medical visits, while at the same time also maintaining a healthy social life. Speaking of which, that also becomes more complicated as we grow up. Everyone’s lives get busier, and it becomes harder to stay in touch, and making new friends isn’t the same as when we were little.

Life somehow becomes about making a good impression. Socially, because as mentioned, we still need that in our lives. Professionally, because we want a good career that’ll pay us well, and help us achieve the things we want. Most people are also dating or settling down and thinking about starting a family and making long-term financial plans to support this. Sometimes, we can focus too much on all these various factors in life, that we forget to focus on ourselves. While of course, these are all very important aspects of life, it’s even more important not to lose sight of ourselves. Every so often, it’s worth taking a step back and grounding yourself and taking some time to re-evaluate all the different elements of your life.

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Regularly checking in on yourself might help you identify an issue before it festers, thus preventing things from getting out of control. This time should be used to focus on you, and think about what’s best for you as a person. Sometimes it takes a break from routine to realize what you need to change or adjust in order to maximize what you can gain out of it. Putting yourself first and addressing your own needs, can make you happier and get more out of everyday life. And a small break will re-energize you and can be far more beneficial than just carrying on when you’re burnt out.

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