I realised something recently:
People who make mountains out of molehills are always going to be climbing some enormouns, non-existent mountain.
An imaginary mountain in their mind.
I’ve done it in the past… lost perspective and something small has festered into a bigger deal than it really was. Oh my gosh it is exhausting. Such a waste of energy.
For some it is almost like a habit or a default settting.
This does not sound like fun to me!
And the part of my brain stuck in cost-effectiveness mode thanks to PhD right now is saying “How wasteful!!”. What a waste of precious energy.
And it is certainly *not* a healthy way to live. Not good for your physical, spiritual, emotional or mental health!!
Now, I don’t know about you by I am here on this planet to live life to the full, to experience joy and pleasure. We are here for a short time only… life is over too fast. Sometimes too suddenly, as I have been reminded this week.
I am not going to waste a lot of energy climbing non-existent mountains. I have a few real mountains to climb – they are real, they are more than enough and the outcome of these warrants the time and energy expended. As does the experience of climbed those real mountains – thinking in terms of the my fitness & health, my PhD work and my professional goals. The are real mountains I am moving and I find the joy in those climbs, as tough as they get.
But there is more to life than climbing mountains – another reason why I will not allow my brain to create extra, imaginary mountains because that takes up time and energy that I want for the most important things in my world: the people I love. None of us are here for long and we never know when the time is up.
I don’t know about you but I don’t have time to waste, I don’t have energy to waste. It is precious.
Perspective is everything.