UNDER PRESSURE by Sophia Lombardo


Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Stress sucks, and being stressed only screws around with your mind and body. America’s a country that is always rushing to be the best and pushing to be number one. That’s how most people push themselves in their own lives. Stressed about a paper or money, about how things are going to workout on the date you have scheduled for next week. Its all straining our minds, making us feel as if we will never have enough time. We have a over bearing fear that time will run out before we accomplish all that we strive out for. An excerpt from a book that was right on point for this topic… “Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer to not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the house. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.” ……A beautiful saying, and it could not reflect upon on a humans life better then it does. Animals are living with a stress free life, only focusing on love and affection and of course, food. They have a will of not knowing what will happen, they just shoot and go for whatever is coming ahead. A bird has no worries, just flies where it pleases. No sorrows, past regrets. Now imagine if you were able to achieve this…able to just do something and go somewhere, with nothing planned. People do, it is possible. It is a free living of this life we have, and it shows that regardless of the time, you can fulfill your life, you can create your own path just like a bird, and you can fly away into the world and make whatever you imagine to be impossible, possible. -SL


This is the latest post on Sophia’s lifestyle blog, AINT NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE. You can read more posts in the Spring 2013 issue. 



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