Self-care has been on trend for some time. Anxiety and depression are at an all-time high and in retaliation, we’ve responded with toxic positivity, repressed emotions and infuriating quotes like “hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring”.
Yesterday I climbed for a bunch of hours and took one video and the end of my climb, instead of trying to document my entire experience. It was unbelievably refreshing.
Between sharing my life with you guys here and the other 5 brands I manage (my job) - sometimes content creation saps the authenticity out of me. It’s like each story, each moment, each feeling I give away leaves me emptier and unless I replenish that fountain, I end up stale and tired.
Without passion, your life is just working and sleeping. The commercialization of passion has turned the ability to channel the source of a powerful, spiritual energy, into a commodity.
We hear terms like “my why” thrown around in MLM networks - but it’s commonplace in our everyday language as well. Building your brand commercializes the intimate details of our lives - which can be efficient for connecting to potential networks and clients, but can also cheapens the impact these passions are designed to have.
If every interaction we have can be attributed to networking, we leave no space for meaningful relationships that actually build us up. Sure, every interaction is transactional. Your partner provides certain things you require and vice versa which is why a healthy relationship is mutually beneficial - but if your mind consciously considers what you are getting out of it, the literal rewards you can glean from human interaction, are denigrated.
So if there's anything to be summarized in this whole shpeel, I’d like to say I’m going to spend a little more time getting back to my me-ness, sharing quality over quantity here with you all.
Some thinks from me to you, xo.
Photo by: Mark Scherle