Today’s word prompt is ‘directional.’
I have absolutely no idea what direction anything in my life is heading in. Where I’ll live, what I’m doing with it, who’s in it. And uncertainty is difficult to accept for most people. As humans we like predictability. Way back when we were cavemen life was harsh and short and being able to predict our environment made it easier to navigate and more likely survivable. We knew when to harvest, when predators knocked about and how to predict the behaviour of others. Without it we wouldn’t have got very far.
In modern day our survival doesn’t depend on it but predictability is still safe. It helps us know what to expect from people and how to navigate interactions and the world. We settle into routines and if they’re thrown off without warning we don’t cope too well. Right down to your morning routine; if there’s unusual traffic in the morning that makes us late and throws you off out the norm we get angry or anxious and have a bit of a flap. I can’t predict much right now and it’s not good for my brain, my mood. I should really learn to heed my own advice which I shared in this post. Enjoy the journey of day to day and maybe find the unpredictable, the lack of direction exciting even. It’s hard and right now I don’t but it’s all learning curve!
Till tomorrow x