I’ve been back to the homeland, UK, London. It’s cold, damp and grey, but I did manage to find a little sunshine along the way.
I’ve travelled more than 12000 miles in a week, Thailand to UK and back again. Things like jetlag, well jetlag is for wimps, now I have double jetlag !
Joking aside I think I often don’t plan for my limits. That is where I become exhausted through lack of sleep, working too hard and just overdoing it. This catches up with me, and when there are unexpected extra tasks, that do always come up, I get to collapse point.
Before I left I saw something circulating on Facebook. I don’t remember the exact wording it was along the lines that “depression and breakdown are normal, they are the result of having to be strong for too long”. It was a mental health awareness poster. And I think they are probably right. Many people push themselves beyond their limits of endurance, mental and sometimes physical. The consequence, we break. Is this a bad thing ? NO I don’t believe it is, it’s simply our minds and bodies screaming for rest that we so badly need in order to rest and repair.
They say “No man is an island”, so I think in part these charisma lapses can be avoided to a certain extent by the quality of our friends and family. But we need to be friends for others when they have pushed themselves beyond. Otherwise it doesn’t work.
So I think stop with this attitude that we are limitless. We are simply not limitless. Human beings have limits, are vulnerable and do break. Not because they/we/I are weak, but in fact because they’ve/we’ve/I’ve been incredibly strong.
To have a good sleep, rather boldly go where no man has gone before … Anyway …
I managed to get a few photos, mainly panoramas, as that’s my favourite style of photography. I even managed to catch a stormy sunset in London, which I will post later. Hopefully the nay-sayers will realise that there are beautiful sunsets almost everywhere, not just in warm, beachy places.
So here’s the ice rink at Canada Square in Canary Wharf London (click for larger size) :
Photo (c) Don Charisma 2014