I've got really 'busy' recently trying to accomplish many things at once. While this a great thing to do, it can also be costly to the body and the mind.
I've pretty much been thru all the stereotypical transformations you can think of from my lifestyle to my physique. - I've been thru every kind of 'turn around' example personally and also from 'bad to good' , so I guess that's why I'm good at helping others do the same. I don't know. Anyway.
As I use my 'reach' on social media and interact with many people daily. I try and spread my message of fitness, partly because it pays my bills. Mainly because the more I be true to myself, and express my mindset, techniques I've used, and just trying to appear 'genuine' to people.
I'm surprised the way people receive my message.
Particularly when I am approached by different people seeking results with things that are not always just fitness related. Which I am happy to give my advice on.
Interestingly enough the more busy I became , the more things I was getting done , I did not feel 'better' or good about life , anymore then I already do. Not to say I don't enjoy what I do, I love it. But I had committed to so many things and was doing so much , when I wasn't doing anything or had free time. I was exhausted, I was thinking about something else, or I just 'wasn't' there.
Escapism , being busy , what ever you want to call it. Can be an addiction , like smoking , drinking , what ever , even just looking at social media too much - whether you like your job or not, whether you like your life or not , you can escape reality by always having to be somewhere else, always 'busy' always waiting for the weekend - waiting for everything to line up, before you can actually sit down and be present. Like my example, by the time you finally do, you are already doing something else.
This was the best thing about my time in Asia, not because of where I was , but purely because I had the time to be in present, to think about what I was doing, why I was doing it, and who I was. They sound like very basic things to know about yourself, but when I ask clients or sometimes random people these questions they have a look on their face like its the first time they've ever stopped and thought about the question.
I mean meditation is meant to be the practice of thinking nothing , but I have experienced this before when I had everything going for me, but something wasn't right. We ignore these feelings alot in western culture, with hours of tv, being 'busy' , drinking excessive socially. Sometimes it is painful to sit still and be present, I don't mean physically either - sometimes its spiritually or emotionally. But that pain , is the mind/bodies way of saying 'hey, somethings not right - go deep into yourself and see whats going on'
And its as simple and as complicated as that, I've had answers given to me (from myself - or maybe a higher power who knows) simply by sitting on a beach, being in the moment when I train, meditating in a temple, driving out in nature.
What method of meditation works for you will be a personal thing, the same way only you know what the answers you need are : new job, change your physique, move - it could be anything, it could be maybe your simply just doing too much shit and your mind is telling you it needs to chillout.
Like all my blogs this is just my dangerously under qualified opinion - but from what I've experienced with myself or my clients, its not the behavior problems, addictions, emotions themselves. Its whats causing them internally, which can be addressed through meditation , self correction and coaching.