This an interesting post for today! I consider myself to be pretty laid back. Maybe too much so, and it sometimes looks like I’m lacking in motivation. (Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes lack motivation, but not for life generally).
Yet I also have the reputation for complaining and I spend a lot of my day today doing that and getting frustrated with people. Dr Steve Peters in his book The Chimp Paradox says that complaining can be good – he calls it exercising the chimp. So maybe on a level this is what I do to maintain an even keel.
I got to thinking about my day / recent days and thinking what I do to relax but, quite honestly, I can turn off from work pretty easily. Personal feelings can take a bit longer as they’re the things I can’t always see solutions too. I like listening to loud music, watching TV and talking to friends to get things back to normality, but I’m also good at thinking relentlessly about situations to the extent that I’m awake at 4 in the morning mulling it over. That was one of my reasons for starting a blog – to get everything down. Some of that is in private posts, but much of it is there potentially for future viewing.
So then I turned my thoughts to the subject of this post prompt – “On the Edge”. Sometimes people need to be on the edge to function at their best. Looking at racing drivers such as Senna and Schumacher. Other examples escape me (it’s late for me!) but I know there are some! So maybe the trick is not necessarily how you relax and balance, but knowing how uneven you can keep you keel and still be happy.
Can you imagine a time when the truth ran free?
The birth of a song, the death of a dream
Closer to the edge
Closer to the Edge by 30 Seconds to Mars