I am very excited to share a personal story with everyone that I know can help some people out there dealing with mental health issues.
Some days back, I was feeling tired, exhausted, and down. I felt like I wasn't being productive and needed a break, whereas, on the other side, I wanted to work. It was a very confusing situation for me because I wanted to work, but I didn't feel like working, and if I didn't work, I felt unproductive and useless.
I have always had a solution-oriented mindset, and so I looked around for the root issue of this problem so that I can find a way out of mental struggle.
So, I took a day off, spent the entire day thinking about what the issue can be. Trust me, the first 2 hours, nothing came up in my mind, and it was frustrating.
But suddenly, things started becoming clear in my mind. And I realized that the issue was a particular thought that I had embedded in my mind "I do not like sitting and working on a laptop. I want to interact and work collaboratively with people. I want to go out and work".
Now, hang on. Let me explain.
This thought was something that I had been telling myself repeatedly over the past few weeks, and subconsciously it had been embedded into my head, and I didn't even know about it till I sat down and thought for a good couple of hours.
Now, what happened was this thought, subconsciously, was repeatedly giving way to thoughts like "I do not feel like working," "I want to go out," and many more similar ones.
That was the root issue of the problem, while usually, anyone would think it is because of burnout and other reasons.
I am sure this is the reason because as soon as I threw this negative thought out of my head (basically accepted it), from the next day itself, I stopped feeling tired, and I felt like working, and I was happy.
So before ending the story, I'll like to tell you what I learned from this particular incident.
"The root cause of all our problems is a thought that is embedded into our head in a conscious or subconscious form."
For example, we all are scared of ghosts. Why?
It is because the thought that we should be scared of them was put into our heads when we were young. Isn't it?
Do give it a thought, and I am sure you will also find answers to your problems.
I hope I was able to add some value to your life, and it definitely would be great to connect with you in the RealTalk community. I would love to see you there.