Good morning guys,
So last week on Sunday, I travelled over to Scotland to do site work. It was my first time travelling to Scotland, it was my first time driving a rental car, it was my first time being at a customer site, and it was my first time working on my own.
The influx of uncertainty, I define it as to be in the constant challenge, enlarging your growth through new experiences and from it witness your true strengths and weaknesses come into fruition. The surreal commotion of analysing every decision, doubting myself, asking help and feeding off others was amazing.
Whilst living in an encapsulating environment of Buckie; a fishing harbour, I witnessed a newfound zeal in its quietness. I welcomed the sight of the ocean every morning, which provided a realm of calmness to the start of my day. In the darkness of the sky, my evenings filled with a default rhythm limping away in my hard boots like a worn-down soldier coming home from war. I felt I had been drained out of my energy. Through constant bombardment of clanging and banging of welding machines, the aftermath would result in headaches like my brain was put in a jar and shaken for 9-10 hours straight. And, the only comfort of joy I could find in my hotel room was watching Friends on Channel E4 till I decided to shut my eyes and go to sleep.
Scotland was an enriching experience. I'm thankful for the hospitality of staff members in the hotel I stayed at and to every new cashier I spoke with for every night I picked up dinner from Tesco. I'm thankful for the insights they shared one of which, I took the opportunity to visit called the Fiddle Bow Rock.
Here's a picture I took:
A couple of days have taught me a lot about myself. That challenges presented at the moment could only leave you to do two things - either you adopt to face them or find excuses to run away from it.
Well, that's all for this week. I hope you guys have an amazing week ahead.
Snippet of Value
Book I’ve started reading - The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma
Podcast - Conversation between Yuval Noah Harari with Tim Ferriss, during the conversation Yuval highlighted that for better mental focus, one needs to practice meditation. More specifically: Vipassana Meditation.
Article - Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin relives Major depression, the article expands on the effective usage of psilocybin to reduced anxiety and depression in people. In this recently published study, 24 participants underwent two five hour psilocybin sessions that exhibited persistent symptoms for two years. Participants were asked to use a GRID Hamilton Depression ratio scale to assess their depression upon enrolment and at one and four weeks of completion of the treatment. Result: After one and four weeks of treatment participants highlighted a substantial decrease in depressive symptoms. This study provided proof that using psilocybin as a medical treatment can assist individuals in reducing depression.
Quote I want to share -
YOUTH: So, life is not a competition? PHILOSOPHER: That’s right. It’s enough to just keep moving in a forward direction, without competing with anyone. And, of course, there is no need to compare oneself with others. PHILOSOPHER: A healthy feeling of inferiority is not something that comes from comparing oneself to others, but from one’s comparison with one’s ideal self.
The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
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