I was having a long talk the other day about how we (the global we) have "more better" of nearly everything these days, but it doesn't seem to be translating into quality of life. It seems more people have depression and anxiety now than at any time I can remember, that we're faced with the options of tuning out or being miserable.
While my experience isn't universal, I thought I'd speak on this a bit today. I've fought with pieces of these for most of my life, and I had a long stretch where I "managed" these things through immersion in work or self medication.
It took a long time to figure out healthy ways to cope with these feelings. One of the biggest things I found that brought me a sense of peace, and helped me channel those nervous energies is creation. I love making things. I love fixing things. The positive vibes I get from creating pay more than I ever hope to make commercially from those things - music, photography, etc. The other thing I've found is experiencing the world - creation. The woods, the rivers, the people.
Different things work for different people, but if these words are useful to anyone out there reading, it was worth the time to write them down.
For me, the most fulfilling things I feel are when I experience creation, in all the meanings that carries.
Have a great weekend.
Experience Creation - West Virginia