Today’s prompt – “Making Friends With Yourself”
MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF
There’s only really one person you need to learn to make friends with. Look in the mirror and you’ll see that person. He or she is the only one that truly matters. He/she is the only person who will ever experience all that you experience. So might as well be friends with your lifelong companion.
OR put another way, if you don’t like yourself, then why would you expect anyone else to ?
Liking yourself and being able to spend enjoyable time by yourself I believe is the foundation of being able to be friends with other people. A simple analogy is when they say “fit your own oxygen mask first” in the aeroplane safety briefing. Why is that ? Because you can’t help anyone else if you’re dead. Once I’m dead I can’t really be a friend to another. Simple logic.
Yesterday I had a bit of “me time”, I left on my own, travelled on my own, looked around the shops on my own and came home on my own. I didn’t actually end up buying what I set out to look for as they didn’t have a deal that suited me. I did buy a few things that I needed, some pasta and home things. I had a nice long walk and time spent with just the man in the mirror, listened to my music, walked and enjoyed being me. My day was happy and pleasant enough, largely stress/hassle free.
DO – When you have some “me time”, plan a trip to do something that you want to do. Could be shopping, a movie, a show/play, a walk in the park/by the sea or just chillaxing in a private spot, in your own garden maybe … whatever, doesn’t matter you choose what you want to do. Go there on your own, be as alone as you can when you get there, and come home alone. Obviously be polite to friendly passers by if they happen to talk to you, but don’t go with the intention of “making friends”. And don’t go with the intention of doing things for others, your intention is to do for yourself. Think about how you can make your trip more enjoyable, as a friend or friends would do for you – do those things for yourself. Use the challenging bits to learn and become a better friend to yourself, and perhaps later a better friend to others.
IF YOU FEEL YOU WANT TO – THEN DO DO, BUT ONLY PUBLISH IF YOU FEEL 100% COMFORTABLE TO DO SO :
Write about it. Design it. Draw it. Paint it. Photograph it. Compose it. Play it. Whatever it. Publish it. Job Done.
Do it because you want to try something new, learn something, not for a reward. Pingback me and leave a comment with the link to your work.
“Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime”
Resources & Sources
Man in the mirror – morgueFile.com
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