It is true that childhood habits die hard. When I was a child, I’d go to the toilet to hide. Because I grew up with seven other people, that was the only place I could be alone. Solitude has long provided fuel for my soul.
To date, my bathroom remains an important part of my home. A place of symmetry and organization; I create beautiful thoughts in the shower.
Another childhood habit that stuck with me was walking. I’d take leisurely strolls to clear my head. I still do. When I’m struggling with a complicated problem, I walk to untangle it.
As an adult, other patterns have formed. For instance, I find serenity in regular prayer. No matter what’s happening in the world, as long as I can talk to God and read his word, I am comforted.
For many of us, our childhood habits stubbornly endure till adulthood. Growing up, I preferred to get my chores done before resting. So, after ticking everything off my list, I would watch a movie, listen to music or cook up some fried yam and peppery stew to enjoy on the family balcony.
My love for open spaces remains. I chose my home because of the view and the outdoor section where I can inhale fresh air. And, I still find it tough to take a break before my work is done. I’m trying to change that imprint. I want to be able to grab a nap or even dance to break up the tedium of work.
Find Your Place of Zen
I’m retraining my brain to know that peace isn’t the absence of pending tasks. My plate will never be empty. So I must do what I love in the midst of busyness and chaos.
In life, you need rejuvenation as much as you need rest. So avoid running on an empty tank. Fill up with joy, peace and happiness. I hope you take my advice.
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