We are often
prone to depression, stress and other negative influences.
Well, we can blame it on our gross indifference to ourselves.
How many of us ever take time to treat ourselves with love
May be social
restrictions bind us in a big way. As a result, we hardly
care for our precious life.
Many a times, we wish to enjoy a siesta, but go against it!
don’t want to give this small comfort to our tired mind and
body. Many a times, we want to enjoy a long drive, but again
we are bound in a time frame.
often play spoilsport -
Time Frame: We have adopted a very straightjacket approach
to life. We often set deadlines which hardly suits our inner self.
As a result, we hardly enjoy the ‘process’ but crave for ‘end results’.
Why can’t we go easy on our time. Does it matter, if we reach office
late by ten minutes or does it matter if we enjoy a siesta.
Social Barriers: All of us want
to dance, sing, read and enjoy our precious moments. But, we all
are scared of imaginary social taboos! We often give in to ‘Others’
and lose a big part of our life bemoaning over lost moments. Actually,
there are no such social barriers other than those set by us!
: Why do we feel shy to enjoy something new. Why
should not one go for something new or enter an unknown terrain.
We hardly take care of our physical needs - right food and
right mindscape. There is an old saying; there is no age for
anything. If we are physically fit, then there is no reason
to ignore our mental strength.
Self Consciousness : We constantly judge ourselves
on social benchmarks. For example, we pay more attention to
what others say about us. It is a strange thing. We get embarrassed
because of others but won’t take that extra step to enjoy
our life. After all, how can others dictate us to do what
is right or wrong to us.
Remember, all societies
stick to different benchmarks. If X hates a particular thing, then
Y may endorse it.
Finally, it is our
body and mind that is going to be affected by the outside or inner
Critics may condemn
Narcissism as an ‘exceptional interest in yourself’, but it
does have certain advantages. It is simply a way to pay attention
to one’s inner self. Well, so long as we wish to treat ourselves
with love and respect, there is nothing wrong with it. If we don't
want love ourselves, then why would others!
Ashish Dimri is
a content writer