In my twenty-five years of life, I have found a certain level of sanity. Some people in which it takes years just to crack the surface of some kind of sanity. Upon my various moments of pondering about what my life has to offer, I often ask myself questions like:
- Who are you?
- Why do you do the things you do?
- What makes you-you?
- What grinds your gears?
- What makes you happy?
So hopefully you get my point on what I am getting at. Most people will never know who they are or who they have the potential to become. You know I'd like to blame that on society but literally, it is up to you whether you want to accept what society has in stored for you rather than creating your own destiny.
Now the question arises how does one find themselves? I feel like that is broad, super broad if you ask me. What I have learned is that you will always find out new things about yourself as long as you allow yourself to explore the unknown. By unknown, I mean being open-minded (People love to say they are open-minded which is incorrect. We are only open-minded to things we find acceptable.) and try something completely out of your comfort zone. I recently started taking cold showers just to try and what I have realized so far about myself is that I can tolerate more physically than I anticipated.
Here are some things you can do to make changes in better understanding oneself.
- Read a Book - Expand your horizon with a variety of books. Self-help is a good category [Check out Dominant Existence] o get started but as time progresses mix up things like throw some science in the mix alongside gardening, you know just start that you thought were interesting but weren't willing to give it a try.
- Learn a new skill - Learning a skill whether it is photoshop or an instrument can make you more complex as a person, add another dimension to who you are and just make you much more of a versatile person.
- Be yourself - Surprising being yourself pays off more than being something you're not, it is less stressful trust me.
Overall, Rome was not built in a day (I am starting to sound like my mom) I recommend seeking progress, not the destination, for we will always progress in this lifetime.