The act of house moving isn’t just a physical activity, but also a mental one. Examining the reasons for posting feel-good quotes on Instagram, when situations aren’t always positive. The big lessons on instinct a little bird can teach. Thoughts on the eternal search for happiness, despite thoughts of doom.
18: House moving: mental test in disguise
“So there I was, lying in bed watching him buzz about like a bee. Dismantling heavy shelves, mopping up, scrubbing the tub. Ever so often the crunchy sound of pulled packing tape would fill the air, as he sealed another box. While I have accepted that I will always be weaker than most people, and that I have less to offer in a physical capacity, I didn’t feel any better.”
19. I’m not perfect. What gives me the right to post motivational quotes?
“On the list was ‘the all or nothing thinking’, which I’m guilty of to a large degree. Such extremes can be bad for our wellbeing, and is a defective way of thinking. I would also peg myself high on the ‘catastrophic thinking’ chart. Why then, is my Instagram full of happy, feel good, often cliché quotes? Am I doing it just to appeal to the mainstream?”
20: Lessons from a little birdie
“What does life expect from me today? Perhaps it is to be content in all its simplicity. Or perhaps it is to go through a period of suffering. Whatever it is, watching such a tiny creature educate himself through instinct is inspiring.”
21: Maybe I was built for fighting
“Years of battling devastating surgery one after another have left me in a permanent mode of ‘fight’. When’s the next battle? My mind is on a constant lookout. I anticipate the impact. I don’t know what to do with myself when all is well, it feels like I’m out of a job.”