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I ran away from home

 
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I ran away from home

Posted by in Self Love 20 Mar 2015

Lately I found myself feeling sad and irritable. I will snap at the littlest thing – the cup was left at the coffee table, the tablemat was not wiped, the clothes were not folded, it started raining when I was stepping out…and the list goes on. Sometimes, I would just start crying over the silliest issue, like, one day there was no Old Polar Cake at every shop I rang. It was not just tearing up – I was actually sobbing. My husband still teases me about that till today. I know what you’re thinking, it’s just a cake, what’s the big deal? But for me, it was about losing something I can identify with. I remember thinking, I haven’t visited the outlets in perhaps 6 months, and so much has changed. I couldn’t believe that Polar would not stock up on its signature cake!

Sometimes, I would just start crying over the silliest issue, like, one day there was no Old Polar Cake at every shop I rang. It was not just tearing up – I was actually sobbing.

One day in February, I asked myself why have my mood and emotions changed so drastically? And I realised that I was stuck in the rut – the rut being my routine and the space. When I’m not coaching, training a corporate client or lecturing, I’m usually huddled in my home office, writing, reading or marking assessments. It’s one classroom space or my study. The same scenery walls, tables, computer , day in and day out….sigh!  Don’t you feel the same sometimes?

Then I remembered something I’ve spoken about for years to many people – psychogeography – how the environment influences out body and our thought process and our feelings.

I had to snap out of this. It cannot carry on like that. Then I remembered something I’ve spoken about for years to many people – psychogeography – how the environment influences out body and our thought process and our feelings. I found the solution to my problem quite easily. All I need to do was to get out of the rut that I had created for myself.

So now I get out of the routine. Last week after my dental appointment, instead of rushing home to do my work, I adjourned to a café, ordered some toast and a juice and did my writing there. This morning, after my dental appointment (that’s another blog altogether why I had two appointments in two weeks), I walked home from the clinic and I saw an old-fashioned Chinese Opera stage in my neighbourhood.

So sometimes, you just need to run away from home. Never mind the clutter, never mind the unwashed dishes – just get out and walk about. Whether it’s the park, the mall, the shops, the market – just run away. Even if it’s for a few minutes. Run away.

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