I moved back to Gauteng about two years ago, but I never made it a mission to see old friends and acquaintances. I now live in Tshwane, and Joburg seems like a different beast right now. Listen, after two years in Cape Town, life inland does become a bit claustrophobic. I mean where is the ocean and mountains to hike inland? I'm joking, but life's way too fast here.
In the times of self-care trending on our social media accounts, taking time to care for oneself has become a thing to do. Memes of champagne-sipping, bubble bath-taking celebrities somehow have become synonymous with self-caring. Of course, I know some delve deeper than the aesthetic of self-caring. So, let’s explore that.
The feeling of shame is one of the most overpowering feelings you can ever experience. The definition of the emotion implies that you had to have done something, therefore, you feel humiliated or embarrassed. I'm sure we've all been there after doing something out of character, and you end up feeling shameful.
We're living in the future, where we can look at our phones, and get anything we want. We buy clothes online, socialize there as well, we now order cars to come get us from any location to our destinations if you're like me and you hate driving. The internet has indeed made the world very small. We can converse with a person from a different country, and develop a relationship without ever meeting in person. It's quite exhilarating. It is all-new, exciting, and a bit scary.
At the start of this year, I decided I wanted to try yoga. My reasoning was nothing but shallow. I wanted to improve my flexibility and shed a few kilos, and that was it. What I didn't expect was the transformation it will have on my well-being. Here’s a list of all the lessons I learned from yoga that has seeped into my daily life.
I think when I look back at my life, I have always been single. During my teen years, I befriended guys so I could figure them out so that I wouldn't be "played." I was obsessed with outsmarting boys; a relationship wouldn't have worked. Considering the traumatic events that occurred in my childhood, I could never let another person in. I chose solitude because it was safer. I didn't have to explain my scars to anyone else. Hell, I didn't even acknowledge those very scars to myself.