In these time of austerity during which most employers ask more and more from their workers,it is important to find ways to escape the stresses of life and at the same time make these times mean something. With the politicians calling for more changes and governments taking more and more tax it can be difficult to find way to enjoy life without turning to the man made stimulants of drink and drugs. Ok the occasional glass of wine or beer can be relaxing and a good way to socialise but dabble to much or venture into drugs it can be a life changing crutch which could be very had to cast off.
Some people choose meditation as a route to escaping life’s pressures. Meditation is a practice where an individual trains their mind or induces a mode of consciousness , either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content,or as an end in itself. People meditate for different reasons: to feel calm, to diminish stress or pain, to get through a crisis, or to engage in a spiritual practice. We might approach meditation for specific reasons, and then discover that we want to attain a different level of consciousness or a deeper, more gratifying state of relaxation. While practicing meditation, we may feel more alert and resourceful in our daily lives.
After having problems a few years back I have to say I didn’t like to have a drink a little to often but I did know the pitfalls and also when to stop. Unfortunately many people don’t realise and can suffer mental and health problems as a result. We eventually chose naturism as a method to unwind and this help me enormously to chill out and distress from all the man made problems that are all around us.
If you have problems only you will know what obstacles there are and how these stand in your way. The question you have to answer is are you ready to make your move as well as preparing to deal with the consequences your move might have on other people who are involved in the life you are currently living ?
Obviously there is something about the way you are living your life that has left you feeling out of control and unhappy. Also what makes you feel like the only option to regain your independence and self confidence is to “LEAVE YOUR OLD WAYS/LIFE COMPLETELY BEHIND” and restart your life with an absolutely clear slate. Maybe you realize that if this is truly what you want and need in order to be able to live your life your way, the success of your changes depend 100% on your motivation and efforts. However you can just cast of the things you don’t like totally and combine the things you do while totally following through with whatever is necessary to make you happy. As with all aspects of life it is important as well as your to work at maintaining your new life status once you’ve achieved it.