Everything is good for something – another story behind my pictures

Well, not everything, but we can use most of situations for something good as well.

When it comes to exercise, I used to be a lazy couch potato, spending my days and nights in front of the computer or otherwise indoors.
At some point in life, I fell in love with photography and nature, so I’ve started to enjoy spending a little bit more time outside. But compared to an average human being, I was still a lazy couch potato.

Blue screen

My sedentary lifestyle, combined with occasional back overloading, led me to a lumbar hernia.

I had a back surgery a few years ago, which changed my life a lot.
I really needed to gain some muscles to support my back if I ever wanted to live a pain and analgetics free life. So I’ve started to move a bit more. And more. And more. Until I became addicted (I really can’t do one simple thing in life the right way from the start).

I’ve learned some lessons along the way (finally) and found the balance between my life behind the screen and moving around.

Thorn

Pain can be a great motivator. I’m still a lazy girl in my mind, but I do force myself to move around daily, no matter the weather or anything else. Because I’m well aware of the terrible pain I’d get in my back if I stop completely, even for a short period of time.

So, if you’ve imagined an energetic woman who is jumping around with a smile and taking pictures out of joy, this is just not me.

Behind my pictures s̶t̶a̶n̶d̶s̶ sits a very tired, but very stubborn woman, who just can’t give up on herself, no matter how hard it gets.

I really like to take some random pictures, because they take me away from the feeling of being tired. Or to connect me with other feelings. You can call it a way of practicing mindfulness. Photography is my therapy.

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What about you, dear reader? Do you have any experience with a bad thing that motivated you for doing something good for yourself?

Further reading:
5 Ways to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
Tiny Wisdom: Seeing the Good in the Bad
Turn Bad Days Into Good Ones: 6 Ways

6 Replies to “Everything is good for something – another story behind my pictures”

  1. This is a very sweet, admirable, and compassionate issue to write about, especially for those of us with mental illnesses and others that debilitate us. It’s nice for me to keep hearing this wonderful advice because it’s not allowing me to be “lazy” (again, with mental illness, and also fibromyalgia). I don’t like to use the word lazy but it’s a descriptive word for what we believe of ourselves. The stereotypes we hear about from other people do not matter because they come from an inexperienced, uneducated source in the first place.

    Anyways, there are many days that I literally cannot force myself to even leave my bed/bedroom no matter how hard I try, but if YOU can force yourself to do this then so can I. Baby steps. Thank you!

  2. Hi, hope your doing well. Physical activity changed my life. It’s everything we do. It’s our daily life’s but sadly some people don’t see it that way and don’t have time for Physical Abtivity. You start from beginning by implementing the 150 min week and it gradually builds towards routine. Thanks for all your like, I appreciate it. Nice meeting you. Take care

  3. Love your writing and photography. You are very talented! It sounds incredible, but my mental illness taught me to love myself, to enjoy my own company, to create for its own sake (without needing to be good at it), to not blame myself when that was simply incorrect to do so, to change my career, to live within my (low) budget and still be happy, to cook for myself, to be more tolerant of others, to find a faith, to understand and respect other’s faiths, to get along by myself without a boyfriend, and finally, hopefully, I am currently working on a new project, that of making MONEY while still enjoying myself! Yeouch he he!

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