You can’t just stop and make yourself think, rather it’s more your thoughts that stop you and shake you awake until you can’t go back to sleep because your head is in the middle of a vortex and you can’t predict where it’ll be sput out. We need to give our thoughts space to drive safely, otherwise they’ll come crashing out in an overwhelming labyrinth of congested inferences and suppressed emotions. When was the last time you did something with no purpose but to let your imagination go wild? When was the last time you did something that made you feel alive, refreshed, and never want to stop?
We all need that for the sake of our sanity.
We are most of us young individuals with most of our lives yet to be figured out, still trying to ‘discover’ ourselves. How can we do that when we don’t give ourselves the space and opportunities to be ‘discovered’? Time to think and meditate on our experiences, goals, and the things that matter to us the most is what will keep us going when we’re under the pressure each one of us will inevitably face to be the best we can be.
It’s about not having to find yourself because you never got lost in the first place. We can avoid the vortex of sleep deprivation and anxiety by simply letting our minds wander every now and then (not in class of course), and by letting our imaginations come alive and manifest in us a healthy level of self contentment. If something’s bothering you, don’t let it sit there unattended! Get those thoughts out! If something inspires you, don’t squash down on it! Let it thrive!
Writing, music, art, dance, sport; these are just some of the ways you can let yourself free and unleash the awesome power of your own mind. So don’t wait for your thoughts to have to catch up to you and stop you in your tracks, run alongside them and you’ll find that being awake can create countless possibilities that wouldn’t have otherwise existed.