Work in progress!

I am happy with the direction I’m heading in. And with this, I have realized that I am a work in progress! We are all a work in progress

Parika Bhatli
Parika Bhatli

Parika is a depression survivor who is on the mission to end the stigma around depression and normalise it in the best way possible. She writes blogs by writing about her depression journey, how she overcame it, and all lessons she learned in her journey with time. She believes writing is the best asset to educate people about mental health. And let them know that they are not alone.

In addition, she advocates for mental health by writing blogs on Medium. Her blogs have been published on different mental health sites, and she has done some notable collaborations with some amazing individuals/organisations

Parika is also a Researcher, and Sociologist.

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Hey folks, I hope you all are doing just fine physically, mentally, and emotionally. I hope you are sailing through just nicely in a roller coaster called life. I have been busy accepting and adjusting to a new chapter in life called a new city, new beginnings! My last two months have been pretty much tiring, exhausting.

But all on a good note because I started to live again. An everyday life full of routine, to-do lists and the idea that let’s sleep now because tomorrow you have to get this work done. I missed this part of life for a good amount of two years. This whole idea of a day full of work and then having a peaceful sleep is something I never thought would be this precious of a feeling. I guess that’s what life teaches us. When I was battling, I craved a night of good baby sleep. Sometimes we learn such things when we lose it big time. Life in general, I think, works like this; this is how it teaches us the value of something we take for granted.

The whole idea of life is to guide us, teach us, tell us that whoever you meet in your life teaches you something or the other. Like the idea of being loved, the idea of letting go, the idea that you are not alone. These are such small and valuable lessons of life that, with time, I am learning and working on.

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When I was a kid, I thought I had my life figured out. I knew where I was going. I was sure of whom I was and what I was. Boy was I wrong. See, life is a journey of twists and turns that mould who we are; however, it is not the twist and turns that mould us but how we take and handle the wrench and turns thrown at us. It was not until life threw me flat on my face that I discovered who I am and what I am. I am a perpetual work-in-progress. And you know what? I am pretty all right with that. Because aren’t we all work in progress?

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I never knew I would use this analogy. Still, here you go whenever I travelled, there used to be a signboard on the construction site saying, “Work in progress” As a layman would articulate, it would mean a building/house/metro/mall/shop is being constructed; right? But being a very keen observer, I always thought of it as a sign saying little by little becomes a lot.

You have to keep moving forward and keep going no matter what because if you want to experience significant progress towards your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day, right? So that’s it we need to accept that everybody’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress. I mean, I’ve never arrived; I’m still learning all the time. I learn something from an instance or my pet every day because it’s all about the perspective you see! Everything is perspectival. In other words, it all depends on how you think and want to frame it.

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I am a firm believer in the fact that one’s strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level. Life is this, my friend, each day, it teaches you something you have to widen your perspective, see, and breathe through. So currently, my feelings regarding my new chapter is a mix of happiness, fear, joy, numbness, everything a human can feel, I guess, but what matters is I can recognise it and channelise it accordingly.

This is a crucial factor in accepting how you feel and then working on it eventually because our lives are a work in progress. We can’t rush into changing our habits. Take a few steps at a time and enjoy the process. A life lesson learnt with time. There will be other days and other feelings. Sometimes all you need is to trust the magic of new beginnings.

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Ending this blog from a chapter of one of my favourite books –

Each of us has the power to enter a new world. All we have to do is change our minds.

-The comfort book by Matt Haig

Sending you lots of love, hope, positivity and hugs your way. See you next time. ❤Parika Bhatli

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