I brought that up because I believe that TV has really altered many people’s perception of reality. Life doesn’t have anywhere near the amount or intensity of highs and lows as TV does and quite often everything doesn’t just work out in the end.
Media is around us everywhere now and not just TV but social media as well. Again with all this media, I think people get distorted views of what reality is. Even so-called “Reality TV” is incredibly distorted; it has to be. Why in the world would anyone watch normal life, they can just do that at home for free.
I believe that I’m one of those people with an altered perception. I always feel like there should be more to my life; like I’m never doing enough. I’m also waiting for those “magical” moments where things can’t possibly get any worse and then instantly everything gets better.
This is something that I’ve discovered about myself and it’s important because happiness and excitement come from within and take perception into account. Quite often we feel unhappy because our current state doesn’t match what we perceive it should. Ever see someone who appears to have it all but seems unhappy? Why? It’s because in our reality they have it all but in their reality they are missing something.
Mind you, this is not a “be thankful for what you have” type of thing, but rather, “Be mindful about how you perceive yourself and your surroundings”. You might just be making yourself unhappy without realizing it.
All in all, not a bad week. I’m beginning to come out of the funk I’ve been in and I’ beginning to take stock in my progress over the week:
On the positive side:
- 12 pounds lost
- No smoking
- Stayed mindful of how I was feeling
- More walking than I’ve done in a long time
- Maintained my commitment to my health despite being in a lousy mood
- Had a few drinks Saturday night
- Another wasted weekend with very little accomplished
- Still could be doing more in the evening after work
7 Days in the books, on to day 8 and the start of another week.