Thoughts at 3am
It’s 3:16 on a cold Monday morning as of this writing. This is one of those out-of-the-blue posts that you do because your mind is wide awake and you can’t sing yourself back to sleep. Your playlist of JB and Ed aren’t helping, and your thoughts can’t help but wander from that delish pasta post on IG to your purpose and meaning of living in this crazy planet we call Earth.
Before I get lost in a trance from cyberspace awesomesauce aka watching random adorable panda videos on youtube, let me share three bits of truth that struck me today (strictly speaking yesterday). This may or may not be of help to you, but I sincerely hope the former will suit you.
1. Life is difficult.
I was reading “The Road Less Traveled” by Scott Peck and the opening sentence of the first chapter of the book says, “life is difficult.” As I was going through it, I was thinking that yes, life is difficult. I know. Everybody knows that. But then the author continues with saying that most do not fully see the truth about life being difficult because people “moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy.”
Apparently, life is a series of problems. Peck drives to his point by asking “Do we want to moan about them or solve them?”
2. Repetition is key.
I did some major house cleaning yesterday since my bestfriend gave me a spare cabinet for my clothes. I had to rearrange my stuff to put order in my chaotic pad. The result was immaculate! My place looks amazing now more than ever. It even sparked a cleaning frenzy so today I’m working on my door bedazzling project. Already done with the paint job, now preparing for the highlights.
Bottomline is that you should continuously work towards your goal. Your every step may not be equally big, but keep walking. Keep moving. Get something done. Be productive today. Every day. Life won’t be easier but you’re not complaining because you’re busy solving the problem.
3. Just do it.
No, this third and final bit of truth I came upon today isn’t from the marketing spiel of a famous sporty shoes brand. Though, the name of the brand did cross my mind while I was writing this since I’ve been bombarded with commercials repetitively about it since I can’t remember when. Bit number two really is true.
Anyway, I’ve been planning to go back to blogging my heart out since last year when I posted about me being back in the wordpress community. My planning was to no avail of course until today. You see, I’ve learned the art of procrastination quite well. Excuses rise from “My laptop’s busted.” to “I’ll do it later.”; from “What if I say gibberish?” to “I’m not in the mood.”
My laptop still is busted, so I’m typing from my phone! I may be speaking gibberish but I’m able to process my learnings today and share it with others. I am in the mood and I’m actively living my now instead of passively passing through precious time.
As they say, Just Do It.
What are your random thoughts at this hour?